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 Post subject: Irish pronunciation
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:41 am 
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How should I pronounce 'Muiredaig', the name of the clan that later became the O'Tooles. And am I right to pronounce Ui Dunlainge as O'Doolan? Many thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:06 am 
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johnkennedy15 wrote:
How should I pronounce 'Muiredaig', the name of the clan that later became the O'Tooles. And am I right to pronounce Ui Dunlainge as O'Doolan? Many thanks in advance.


The first word isn't Irish, as far as I can tell. The correct Irish form of the name that was Anglicized as "O'Toole" is Ó Tuathail.

Irish surnames are patronymics. They don't have "clans" in the Scottish sense.

The Irish form of the name Anglicized as "Doolan/O'Doolan" is Ó Dúlainn (pronounced "Oh DOO-len"). The genitive form of that, which would be used for women who married into the family, or in possessive situations, is Uí Dhúlainn, pronounced "ee GGOO-len."

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