Michael at michealonuadhain(a)eircom.net writes (quoting me):
and there is no sound in the Irish alphabet similar to
I'm not sure how I got that so badly garbled. Hurrying, I guess. What I
meant to say was that there is no S sound in Irish other than the letter S.
Whereas, in English, a Z can sometimes be misheard as an S, and there is a 'soft"
C in English, but not in Irish.
Our "Ireland in miniature" peninsula is actually called
Inishowen :) <
And, again you're correct, about Inishowen. I'm not sure how Inishmore got
in there. I plead hurrying - and a certain haste during proofreading. I
didn't want to bore the reader with additional detail on the locations of my two
very tentative townlands (I've been through the one on Inishowen, and perhaps
next to the one N. of Inver) until I had an idea that it might be helpful. As
it turns out, based on subsequent correspondence off-list, I don't believe
either of my suggestions will bear fruit and ripen.
Thanks for keeping me alert. I'll try to do more proofreading next time
Pete Schermerhorn, in the glorious Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts