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PostPosted: Fri 18 Aug 2017 4:36 am 
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If "Cu" is hound and "Cana" is wolf-cub would it be right to assume that a cub wolfhound would be "Cu Cana?" Thank you.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Aug 2017 6:13 am 
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Sunshine Rivera wrote:
If "Cu" is hound and "Cana" is wolf-cub would it be right to assume that a cub wolfhound would be "Cu Cana?" Thank you.

Sunshine Rivera


'Fraid not. For one thing, the modifier follows the noun it modifies in Irish. "Coileán Cú" is a young wolfhound ("coileán" is a puppy). I'd never heard "cana" before, but FGB confirms that it's another word for a puppy or whelp, so if you wanted to use it, it would be "cana cú."

BTW, the accent marks are important in Irish...you can't just leave them out. If you don't know how to type them, there are some thoughts here:

https://audreynickel.tumblr.com/post/15 ... less-child

Or you can just click the appropriate box above the posting form.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Aug 2017 5:01 pm 
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Thank you Redwolf. I figured out how to make the fadas on my phone. Could you tell me how to pronounce Coileán Cú in English? I visited the website you suggested and I saw the example of Seán, Séan and Sean. Would it be: Coo-lawn Cu? or something like that?

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Aug 2017 7:39 pm 
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Hey Sunshine

Hear the correct pronunciation of each word here:

https://forvo.com/word/ga/coile%C3%A1n/

https://forvo.com/word/ga/c%C3%BA/#ga

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Aug 2017 2:02 am 
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Thanks Cumhai. That website is so helpful. There are 2 pronunciations for Coilleán and both are different. Do you just choose the one you want? The 2nd one is easier for me to repeat. I guess that's the different dialects?


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Aug 2017 5:56 am 
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Sunshine Rivera wrote:
Thanks Cumhai. That website is so helpful. There are 2 pronunciations for Coilleán and both are different. Do you just choose the one you want? The 2nd one is easier for me to repeat. I guess that's the different dialects?


First, please be very careful with spelling. Doubling a consonant changes the pronunciation (and can change the meaning). The word is "coileán": one "l"

The pronunciation differences appear to be dialect-based. Conchur sounds to have Munster Irish. I believe that Beandán has Connacht Irish.

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Aug 2017 2:47 pm 
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Thank you all. I'll let you know when I decide on his name. I'm sure with a little more research & some prayer I'll come up with it.


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Aug 2017 4:28 pm 
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There are lots of good names out there from Irish history and legend. I have a friend who has a wolfhound whose breeder had an "Irish heroes" theme for that litter. Since the dog has a reddish coat, she named him "Aodh Rua Ó Dónaill" ("Rua" to his friends).

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When I was in Ireland there were many, many places I enjoyed seeing. The friendliness of the people everywhere was exceptionally lovely. But there was one place that I had the most fun and if I had the choice of only one place to go back to it would be Doolin. (Actually it would be the Dingle but I'm not going to name my wolfhound Dingle!) I love Traditional Irish music - my favorite being the Wolftones, of course. (Seen them here many times.)

So the puppy's name is officially "DOOLIN."

I want to thank all of you who took the time to help me with translations, spellings, fadas and pronunciations. It was a monumentous elimination process. But I'm happy with his name and it just seems to fit him.

Thank you again, all, and so...

May you always have...
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.


Sunshine Rivera and Doolin


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Aug 2017 5:35 pm 
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Hmm, so why not Dúlainn?


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