Help to pronounce a name

Mar 15th, 2005, 07:22 PM
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Help to pronounce a name

Hello, The name Aiofe is a character in a novel that I am reading and I can't for the life of me work out how it should be pronounced - hoping someone can help.
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Mar 15th, 2005, 07:30 PM
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It's female and pronunced Eefa or eefah
Gaelic meaning Eve.
 
Mar 15th, 2005, 07:31 PM
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Well, let's see how the internet does compared to someone with some actual experience. I found one source suggesting that Aiofe is an old version of the more modern (Irish) name Aife.

And http://www.geocities.com/paris/arc/6084/pron.htm lists "Ee-fa" as a rough pronunciation guide for Aife.

Best wishes,

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Mar 16th, 2005, 01:58 AM
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It's normally spelt Aoife and machin has the pronunciation right - eefa.
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Mar 17th, 2005, 09:28 PM
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Hey - thanks everyone I don't feel like such a dill now. I came up with some curious pronunciation of Ay-off which doesn't sound too good at all. The book did have "Eve" in brackets so I knew the modern version. And Cailin is correct with the spelling - that was my typo.
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