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The perils of pronouncing Irish names

I love Irish names with their soft Gaelic sounds. I’m half Irish so when my first daughter was born I wanted to reflect her heritage by giving her an Irish name. We chose Siobhán – a name that wikipedia tells me … Continue reading

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Iceland’s volcano – a tale of plumes & pronunciation

The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano has understandably caught the attention of the media – especially as it involves thousands of Britons ‘stranded’ on foreign shores, facing epic return journeys. But it has been noticeable that while print and online … Continue reading

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