ANSTHRLD - House Mac an Ghabhann
DonnelShaw at aol.com
Thu Mar 30 14:49:57 PST 2000
In a message dated 3/30/00 1:45:19 PM Central Standard Time,
rbculver at hotmail.com writes:
<< know the "bh" represents a "v" sound in Modern Gaelic according to my
Gaelic-English/ English-Gaelic Dictionary. I also know the name "Siobhan"
is pronounced "shi-vahn". I would make sense with an anglization is migt
have changed to a "w" sound leading to "Gowan". English did not follow the
"w" to "v" consanent shift which happened in the other Germanic languages.
there is also the difference of the OW sound in Gowan and the A (short)sound
in Ghabhann. That means that they each differ on a consonant and a vowel
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