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Thread: How the Hell do you pronounce that?

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    I'm currently reading Arthur C. Clarke's "Sunstorm" and one of the main characters is called Siobhan.

    Now, how the hell are you supposed to pronounce that without dislocating your jaw?
    Are there letters you don't pronounce or what?

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    shivon

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Thanks.

    Don't know why but it somehow blocked me...

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    or sho vaune depending on your Gaelic accent.

    There is no letter v in the Celtic alphabet so bh is used.
    Last edited by Biggles; 04-30-2005 at 01:27 PM.
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    It's a bit rich though, a Frenchman complaining about unusual spelling.
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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Well our good friends the Romans have helped us a bit with forgetting the subtleties of the celtic languages...

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    Amazing!
    Before I even opened the topic I knew what you were going to ask.

    I've never known how that name is pronounced, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guillaume
    Well our good friends the Romans have helped us a bit with forgetting the subtleties of the celtic languages...
    Speak for yourself. We Celts retained our language an heritage. The Romans had to build two walls(ballachan) to keep us out*.


    * Or in. Depending on how you want to look at it.
    Last edited by bigboab; 04-30-2005 at 02:04 PM.
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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Certainly to keep you out.

    Keeping in they did at Alesia.
    Damn Celtill the vercingetorix and his lack of brains!
    Last edited by Guillaume; 04-30-2005 at 02:09 PM.

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