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Re: Essentialist Explaination

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 2, 2002, 21:02
En réponse à Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>:

> > Well, Cíat and Keith sound more or less alike.
Well, my knowledge of Irish is not big, but according to the orthography I'd guess Cíat is [k_ji:t], while Keith is probably more [ki:T]. They sound close enough, agreed :)) . Or is Irish |t| ever pronounced [T]? I'm a bit too
> lazy right now to transcribe Gáibhtheacháin into IPA, but > it's a bit like this: gow-AHKH-aawn', the apostrophy indicating > palatalisation. >
Would it be something like [gA:w"haxA:n_j]? According to what I've understood of the Irish orthography, that's what it hints at... Although [A] could well be [Q] or [O], I've never seen an IPA chart of the Irish vowels. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


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