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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:12 PM
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How would you pronounce the Irish name "Niamh"?
Anyone here know? I've come across the name and have no idea how to pronounce it..

Thanks!
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:16 PM
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1. According to babynames.com...
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:22 PM
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2. thank you!
didn't think to look at a baby name site. I appreciate your help....
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:23 PM
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3. incorrectly
HA!
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:23 PM
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4. just like it's spelled,
but in Gaelic!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:33 PM
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5. I believe it's like
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 03:33 PM by bigwillq
Neev...I know one person named that and that's how she said to pronounce it.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:59 PM
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6. it makes me wonder
did the Irish try to outdo the French for the "Least Phonetic Language Award"?
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:00 PM
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7. The Tibetans probably beat them.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:04 PM
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8. How do they get a 'v' out of 'mh'?
:wtf:



And here I was just getting used to "Siobhan" being pronounced "Throat Warbler Mangrove." x(



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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:51 PM
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9. Technically, it's a palatalized lowered voiced bilabial fricative,
but it's just easier to say it's like 'v'. :P
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:56 PM
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11. Damn.
:rofl:
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:54 PM
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10. "neeve"
My ex's sis was named Maebh ("mave"). Niamh is one of my favorite Irish names.
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