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                Trilogy
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GAELIC PRONUNCIATION

A rough guide to the pronunciation of Gaelic place and character names as well as the sprinkling of Gaelic words that appear in the Lewis Trilogy.

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CHARACTERS

Anna Bheag (ANNA VUCK)


Anndra (AOUN-DRA)


Artair (ARSH-TAR)


Cairistiona (CAH-RIH-SHTEONA)


Ceit (KATE)



Coinneach (KO-NEE-OCH)


Donald Ruadh (DONALD ROO-AAGH)


Eachan (YAH-CHUN)


Eilidh (AY-LEE)


Fionnlagh (FYOON-LAGH)


Kenny Dubh (KENNY DOO)


Kenny Mr (KENNY MORE)


Mac an t-Stronaich (MACK AN TRO-NEECH)


Mairead (MAYE-RID)



Marsaili (MAHR-SHALL-EE)


Padraig (PAH-DREEG)


Ruairidh (ROO-AH-REE)


Seonag (SHAWNAG)


Uilleam (OO-LYAM)


PLACES


Abhainn Bhreanais (AVEEN VRAY-NEESH)



Abhainn Dearg (AVEEN JARG)



An Caolas (UN KUHLAS)



An Lanntair (UN LOUNTAR)


Baile na Cille (BALA NA KEE-LUH)


Barabhas (BARRA-VAS)


Bearnaraigh (BEEYAR-NARAY)


Bhcasaigh (VACK-A-SIGH)


Brinneabhal (BREE-NA-VAL)


Cabarfeidh (hotel) (KABAR-FAY)



Calanais (KAL-A-NEESH)



Carnaichean Tealasdale (KEYAR-KNEECHUN TCHALLAS-DAL)


Cracabhal (CRACK-AVAL)



Crobost (CRAW-BOST)



Cros (CROSS)


Dail (DAHL)



Glen Bhaltos (GLEN VALTOS)


Loch Langabhat (LOCH LANG-GAVAT)


Loch nan Learga (LOCH NAN LYARGA)


Loch Rangabhat (LOCH RANG-GAVAT)


Loch Raonasgail (LOCH RUN-ASKIL)


Loch Rg Beag (LOCH RAWG BUCK)


Loch Sanndabhan (LOCH SOUND-AVAN)


Mangurstadh (MANGUR-SHTAH)


Mealaisbhal (MAYAL-ASVAL)


Miabhaig (MEE-A-VIG)



Morsgail (MAWRSHCAL)


Pabaigh Mr (PAH-BYE MORE)


Sanndabhaig (SOUND-AVIG)


Sgiogarstaigh (SKEE-GUR-STY)


Siadar (SHEE-A-DAR)



Siaram Beag (SHE-ARUM BUCK)


Siaram Mr (SHE-ARUM MORE)


Solas (beach) (SAW-LAS)


Suaineabhal (SWAIN-AVAL)


Tamnabhaigh (TOWM-NA-VAY)


Tarain (TA-REEN)



Tathabhal (TAH-HA-VAL)


Tolastadh (TOLLOS-TAGH)


Trigh Mhr (TRY-VORE)


Trigh Uige (TRY OO-EEG)


GENERAL

cailleach (KAH-LEOCH)


cram (KOO-RUM)


geodha (GEE-YAW)



Iolaire (YEE-OH-LA-THE)


machair (MAH-CHUR)


niseach (NEE-SHAWCH)


slas (SAW-LAS)



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