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karenshaw 
Posted: 30-Dec-2007, 07:21 PM
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Hello all,

I am currently writing a book (or trying to, at least!). I need some help with pronunciation of the following words:

(fairyland) = ríocht na sí

(book of shadow) = an leabhar scáth (is this correct?)

(witch) = cailleach

(nightmare) = tromluí

and am I right in thinking that the word for fairy (sióg) is pronounced "shee hogue"?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Karen
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Posted: 31-Dec-2007, 12:23 AM
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I've seen the gaelic word for fairy spelled several different ways. In addition to the two spellings you mention above, I tend to use the spelling of Sidhe. As far as I know, however, they are all pronounced the same, as in the phrase "Bean Sidhe", meaning fairy woman, which became the word "Banshee" I'm trying to think a bit, but I don't recall ever hearing it pronounced any other way regardless of spelling, just as 'shee'.



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Posted: 04-Jan-2008, 03:27 PM
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Any advice on the pronunciation of the other words? biggrin.gif
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ríocht na sí - ree-oct na shee
an leabhar scáth - un lour-ur skah
cailleach - kahl-ee-ach
tromluí - trom-lwee (not too sure on this one)
sióg - shee-oog (long o)



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