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How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?

GUEST,Tam 02 Jan 01 - 05:43 PM
Richard Bridge 02 Jan 01 - 05:45 PM
Jimmy C 03 Jan 01 - 10:51 AM
Fiolar 03 Jan 01 - 01:20 PM
GUEST,Tam 05 Jan 01 - 02:20 PM
GUEST,Mark. West Sussex. UK 05 Jan 01 - 03:05 PM
Fiolar 06 Jan 01 - 04:45 AM
Marymac@her sister's 06 Jan 01 - 06:33 AM
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Subject: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: GUEST,Tam
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 05:43 PM

How would the Irish word 'Feinn' be pronounced?

Also, 'Fian' and 'Fiann'.

Thanks Tam


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 05:45 PM

To rhyme with hte well known loudspeaker manufacturer, "Fane". Can't speak for the rest.


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: Jimmy C
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 10:51 AM

I am guessing you mean the word for self,even, own,actual etc "Fein" as in "Sinn Fein".

It would be pronounced as either Fayne or Fane. unless it referred to myself "Me Fein" then it would be pronounced Ma Hayne. I can't do accents on this keyboard.

There is a similar word " Fiann" as in "Fianna Fail" then the pronounciation would be "Feeann"

Hope this helps

Slan


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: Fiolar
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 01:20 PM

With regard to the pronouciation of "me fein" this may depend on what of Ireland you come from. I was taught to pronounce it as "May Fane" and it means "myself." "Fian" or "fianna" (fee-ann)and (fee-anna) on the other hand means a "band of warriors" historically applied to the group of men lead by Finn McCumhail.The political party founded by Eamonn DeValera took the name "Fianna Fail" which means "Soldiers of Destiny."


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: GUEST,Tam
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 02:20 PM

Thanks! I'm sorry to have taken so long in replying, my computer was down for several days.

I had seen that 'Feinn' was another spelling or form of 'Fiann'(Finn McCumhail's group of warriors). It could have been faulty info though.

Thank-you for your help.

Tam


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: GUEST,Mark. West Sussex. UK
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 03:05 PM

If you listen to the accepted BBC Newscaster pronunciation the English phonetic is Shin Fane. If you listen with a phonetic ear to most dialects it comes out as Shun Fee-yun. It depends whether you want to impersonate the accent or use the bland, world-wide received pronunciation. Either way, they won't understand either word in Limerick!


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: Fiolar
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 04:45 AM

The correct pronounciation of "Sinn" is actually "shing" and yes "Fein" is pronounced "fane" as the spelling in Irish is "f-e fada-i-n"


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: Marymac@her sister's
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 06:33 AM

There is something I remember hearing from long, long ago, back when I was still married to the guy who put the "Mac" in my name... On the Clancy Brothers' records (that he absconded with when we split!), they sang songs about "the bold Feinin men". They pronounced it Feen'-yen. I had always presumed thet Feinin was an adjective applying to the members of Sinn Fein, and not just the same word. Was I wrong?

Marymac


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 08:24 AM

Marymac

Perhaps it was the English (anglicised?) word Fenian. My Dictionary gives:

Fenian a member of a revolutionary organisation formed to overthrow English rule and set up a native republic in Ireland [from Old Irish fene - inhabitant of Ireland]


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: Fiolar
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 09:00 AM

The "Fenians" were a revolutionary organisation founded mainly by James Stephens (1825 - 1901). It was organised on military lines and its main object was the overthrow of the British in Ireland. An abortive uprising took place in 1867 which failed mainly because the group was riddled with Government agents. The name was based on the "Fianna" a group of early Irish warriors. The ballad "The Bold Fenian Men" is in memory of them.


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Subject: RE: How to pronounce 'Feinn' ?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 06 - 05:00 PM

Pronounced "fe-ann"


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