I wonder how a scribe would record what that guy was saying.
When I was very young my Mother had a very strong Fermanagh accent, and my friends
couldn't understand what she said.
She also spoke very fast which made it even harder.
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:46:47 +0100
Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Achloghan, Fermanagh
Its possible! Maybe she was just clearing her throat!
Are you trying to say that the Fermanagh accent is that hard to understand?
On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:09:56 +0100, sean roche <seanroche1(a)hotmail.com>
> hi Clive,
> re: Personally, I'm more of the opinion its Cloghan
> I am just wondering if when the woman from Fermanagh was asked where she
> came from, she said...
> aagh (as in she hesitated)
> and then said Cloghan.
> Then if the scribe said Aagh where ??
> and she replied Cloghan.
> We then end up with Achloghan, rather than Cloghan.
> Just a thought.
>> To: fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com
>> Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:01:54 +0100
>> From: gold(a)fermanaghroots.com
>> Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Achloghan, Fermanagh
>> To be honest no, I would put Aghaclogh down the list. (as Clogh tends to
>> be a single large stone, usually holy or has local myth and legends
>> attached). So Aghaclogh is more like the field of the standing stone.
>> Personally, Im more of the opinion its Cloghan. There is a deliberate
>> 'an' at the end, even someone not used to the Irish accent would hear
>> Im also leaning more towards it being descriptive of an old
>> or somethings), like a stone fort or something, rather than stepping
>> stones in a river. Therefore Cloghan Hill sounds closer to a better
>> I have no evidence to back these claims up, its just personal feeling on
>> the matter. Old irish and english dont mix very well, even old irish
>> with hints of Scottish mixed in for good measure.
>> If your interested, I find this PDF a great reference for old irish to
>> english translation.
>> Bear in mind that the english is old too! Where you see an f, it could
>> also be an s and vice versa!
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