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English translation: "eTni; Irish (also): "eh@n@

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06:00 Oct 16, 2002
English to English translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Eithne
First of all, I must apologize because actually it is Gaelic and not English, but since it is a name used in the United Kingdom, maybe English people will be able to help me.

I need to know how the Gaelic name Eithne is exactly pronounced. I am doing a phonetic transcrtiption of a text where this name appears, and I do not know its exact pronunciation.

I am from Spain, so please, when transcribing the name bear it in mind. I suggest you to use the format

E for every
Z for three
...

Thank you very much to you all

Pere
Pere Ferrés Gurt
Spain
Local time: 14:56
English translation:"eTni; Irish (also): "eh@n@
Explanation:
Where T stands for the th sound of THink, @ is the schwa (better - bet@), and " is the stress.

You can find this in the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (by J C Wells).
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Attila Piróth
France
Local time: 14:56
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help.
Pere
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +8"eTni; Irish (also): "eh@n@
Attila Piróth


  

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"eTni; Irish (also): "eh@n@


Explanation:
Where T stands for the th sound of THink, @ is the schwa (better - bet@), and " is the stress.

You can find this in the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (by J C Wells).

Attila Piróth
France
Local time: 14:56
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian
PRO pts in pair: 184
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help.
Pere

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jacqueline McKay
13 mins

agree  Piotr Kurek
23 mins

agree  Tony M: That's the way my friend pronounces her name!
33 mins

agree  MJ Barber: yes, 'ezne' to use your system
1 hr
  -> It would be "eZni in that system. I preferred to use a different (commoner) transcription .

agree  Sheila Hardie
1 hr

agree  Libero_Lang_Lab: ethni - absolutely - take it from a half-Irishman
5 hrs

agree  Cilian O'Tuama: EZnE or ethneh is the pronunciation I'm familiar with (whole Irishman :-))
17 hrs

agree  Patricia CASEY
1 day3 hrs
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