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Re: CHAT Megan (was: Why my conlangs SUCK!!!)

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Saturday, January 24, 2004, 18:29
I was under the impression that it was Gaelic myself.

On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 05:15, you wrote:
> Ray Brown scripsit: > > 'Megan' is _Welsh_ girl's name & pronounced ['mEgan]. When used in other > > parts of the UK, it still keeps close to the Welsh, tho in England it's > > usually ['mEgn=]. > > There are apparently a lot of people who believe that Megan is Irish > rather than Welsh (the actual Irish form of "Margaret" is Mair )Béad, > with lots of variations as in English), and so "Meaghan", "Meghan", > "Meagan", and other pseudo-Irish forms are now out there. This may > be influenced by the genuinely Irish surname Meegan/Meeghan/Meehan > (Miadhag )Bán), which is an ancient male given name. > > -- > "Take two turkeys, one goose, four John Cowan > cabbages, but no duck, and mix them > together. After one taste, you'll duck > soup the rest of your life." > --Groucho
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