ANSTHRLD - There's a hole in my research library...

Timothy A. McDaniel tmcd at
Wed Feb 24 12:43:24 PST 1999

Sentinal asked about
> Feminine form; sound over spelling; region and time extremely flexible
but apparently Irish
> Kiera McFhlannchaidh

What orthography -- Irish or Anglicized?
If Irish: um, how can a woman be a "Mc"?

> 1st element should be documentable as Irish (feminine of "Kiernan," no?)
Do you have any evidence of that (other than the submitter's assertion)?
Names ending in "-a" being feminine is typical of Romance languages
but not *necessarily* other languages.

Sorry I can't be of help here.

Daniel de Lincolia
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