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Re: samhain?

From:Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>
Date:Monday, November 1, 2004, 0:53
From: "Danny Wier"
> From: "caeruleancentaur" > >> I knew about this pronunciation. Would someone help me (us) with the >> pronunciation of the other three: Beltane, Imbolc and Lughnassadh? > > The Irish pronunciation of Beltane, written Bealtaine, is [b_j&lt@n_j@]. I > think. I don't know how Imbolc is pronounced (or spelled in current Irish > orthography), but Lughnasadh is [lu:n@s@] because it's spelled Lúnasa > nowadays.
I forgot to mention that caol (broad) consonants tend to be velarized (but not as much as Arabic emphatics), so Bealtaine is more like [b_j&lt_e@n_j@]. According to what I've read.