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Re: and NO the "h" is not silent
Posted by: james mehigan (ID *****5909) Date: December 27, 2002 at 20:30:51
In Reply to: and NO the "h" is not silent by Katie Holland of 180

DEAR KATIE,ONLY IN AMERICA IS THE NAME PRONOUNCED WITH 3 SYLLABLES (COURTESY OF THE SISTERS OF ST.JOSEPH I AM SURE)IN IRELAND IT IS DONE WITH 2.IT WAS PRONOUNCED MEIGHAN(MEE-GAN)THERE ARE AT LEAST 42 VARIANTS TO THE MEEHAN NAME(MIADHACHAIN=HONORABLE)IN GAELIC,MEHEGAN=MAOTHAGAIN,MEHIGAN=MAETHAGAIN THESE NAMES ARE FROM CO.CORK,BACK TO WHEN THE MC,CARTHYS RULED MUNSTER. IT IS NOT MUCH FUN WHEN YOUR NAME IS SPELLED ONE WAY AND PRONOUNCED ANOTHER.GOOD LUCK,COUSIN.JIM MEHIGAN


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