ANSTHRLD - House Mac an Ghabhann DonnelShaw at
Thu Mar 30 14:49:57 PST 2000

In a message dated 3/30/00 1:45:19 PM Central Standard Time, 
rbculver at 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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