ANSTHRLD - There's a hole in my research library...
Timothy A. McDaniel
tmcd at crl.com
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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