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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2019 11:03 am 
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Looking for help translating Ayda into Irish - Is it Eidha?? and I am unsure if this is the spelling does the E have a fada

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2019 9:35 pm 
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It can't be spelt "Eidha" anyway (you can't have i and a at the same time on both sides of a consonant or of a cluster of consonants).
What you spell "Ayda" (if it's pronounced ay-dah) would be spelt Éadá, I guess, in Irish. But if it's not an Irish name, what's the point looking for its Irish spelling?...

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2019 9:47 pm 
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Thank you for the response. It does sound like (ay-da)
Does anyone else agree with spelling?


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2019 12:28 am 
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Thank you for the response. It does sound like (ay-da)
Does anyone else agree with spelling?


Yes, as to the spelling, but do note what Lughaidh said. It's not a translation, just a way to spell the name phonetically using Irish orthography, so it may not be recognized as a name unless that's apparent from the context. Note also that, if the context isn't clear, it may get confused with words such as éad (jealousy) or éadach (clothing).

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2019 1:22 am 
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(éadach = clothes -- you forgot the síneadh fada)

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2019 1:02 pm 
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The only celebrity I could find online with that name was Ayda Williams, Robbie's wife. And her father is Turkish.

Apparently Ayda is a (Kurdish?) Turkish name meaning "month" or "moon". So if you want to translate it it would be:
Month = Mí
Moon = Gealach

Neither is used as a personal name in Irish.

I think phonetically it would be written in Irish as: Eida
(DH in a middle of a name is silent, so "Eidha" would be pronounced as EYE-A".

Although I don't see the point in making any connection between a Turkish name and Irish.


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2019 1:36 pm 
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I think phonetically it would be written in Irish as: Eida


but you can't have i and a of both sides of a consonant...
"Ayda" in Turkish would be pronounced "eye-dah", and this is hard to transcribe in Irish, except if you use two words ("y" is a slender sound and "d" is a broad one).
"Aigh-dath" could be used, or "Aigh-dá" in Donegal Irish...
But it looks weird. How would you transcribe "Vladimir" in Thai, or "Zhang" in Icelandic?... :)

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2019 4:18 pm 
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Lughaidh wrote:
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I think phonetically it would be written in Irish as: Eida


but you can't have i and a of both sides of a consonant...
"Ayda" in Turkish would be pronounced "eye-dah", and this is hard to transcribe in Irish, except if you use two words ("y" is a slender sound and "d" is a broad one).
"Aigh-dath" could be used, or "Aigh-dá" in Donegal Irish...


Outside of Ulster:

"Adhdá"


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2019 5:53 pm 
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Adhda outside of Ulster - could this used as the spelling of the name.. do you agree with Eada?

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2019 6:39 pm 
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Outside of Ulster:

"Adhdá"


I don't think so, it would be pronounced "eye-daw" in both Munster and Connachta, afaik.

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Adhda outside of Ulster


would be "eye-duh" then...

And "Eada" would be pronounced "ah-duh".

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