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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:31 pm 
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Looking for a little help from an expert.... if we have any around here? lol

Ive been doing my family tree & have some family up in Ross. The problem i have i know they spoke Gaelic but i only have their names in english. Is anyone able to tell me how these names would be shown in Gaelic?

McFarquhar

Munro

McBain

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:34 am 
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MacBain is MacBeathain

Munro is Rothach

Farqhuar is Fearcher

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:13 am 
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Tapadh leat,

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:54 pm 
McFarquhar -MacFhearchair

Munro -Rothach

McBain -MacBheathain


These are what I would assume the names to be. If you have a copy of Dwelly, you can find many proper Gaelic spellings for English bastardisations of Scottish names there -at the back- as well as Gaelic equivalents for some Lowland names....

If your people were from Ross, which side, East or West?


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Further to previous comments, if they are women they will be Nic... rather than Mac... which is used in male names.

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What's "Gillian" in Gaidhlig?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:54 am 
Never found anything particularly satisfying for it.... :???:


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Talorgan wrote:
What's "Gillian" in Gaidhlig?


Just say "Gillian", it works. But pronounced it with a hard "g" not a "j" sound like usual.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:14 pm 
Although it is very close to the Gaelic for 'a little boy': gillean :smile:


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Or the servant of Iain - Gill'Iain.

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Scottish Republican wrote:
Talorgan wrote:
What's "Gillian" in Gaidhlig?


Just say "Gillian", it works. But pronounced it with a hard "g" not a "j" sound like usual.


Does the spelling change?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:00 pm 
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No, just pronounce it Gillian, with the "g" as in "gill" (fish gill) rather than like "j" as in "George".

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I was going to change my christian name Brian on fb only to gaelic only to find out on Wikipidea that it already gaelic and means noble or high one! Just shows you that what may seem an english name is often not!It is Irish gaelic and the Welsh version is Bryan! :dunce:


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Brian's ok in Scots Gaelic, just not Bryan.

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