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Jan 6, 2014 22:23:25   #
MaryA
 
I am knitting the Iain,Jr. #2273 hoodie for my grandson. He loved it when he tried it on (unfinished) and now I just need to get back to the other sleeve, then the hood. Hopefully by the end of the month. I am just curious if any of you from Scotland or Ireland who speak Gaelic can tell me how to pronounce Figheadh. Jennifer Hagan is the designer and she says on her website it means knitting but I can't figure out just how to pronounce it correctly. I did a web search without much luck either.

BTW, I love her patterns. There are a couple errors in the pattern which I was able to figure out, but I emailed her and asked a question and she emailed me right back and was so nice. She has redone this pattern but said if I wanted she would send me a copy of the corrected one since I bought it at my LYS, I just haven't done that yet.

Anyway, I love this site and thought maybe someone could help me. I'm Scottish/Irish/English - maybe I ought to learn the language :D. Thanks.
 
Jan 6, 2014 23:14:37   #
Knitophile
 
all I found is this:
http://www.figheadh.com/About%20Us.html
where they say it is pronounced Fee-yugh
Jan 7, 2014 13:56:46   #
Celt Knitter (a regular here)
 
I'm Irish and the only one for knitting I know is "cniotail" and it has accents I can't produce here. it is pronounced something like "nyetail"The verb "figh" means "weave" in Scottish and Irish Gaelic. "Figheadh" is pronounced "Fiew", depending on your dialect.
MaryA wrote:
I am knitting the Iain,Jr. #2273 hoodie for my grandson. He loved it when he tried it on (unfinished) and now I just need to get back to the other sleeve, then the hood. Hopefully by the end of the month. I am just curious if any of you from Scotland or Ireland who speak Gaelic can tell me how to pronounce Figheadh. Jennifer Hagan is the designer and she says on her website it means knitting but I can't figure out just how to pronounce it correctly. I did a web search without much luck either.

BTW, I love her patterns. There are a couple errors in the pattern which I was able to figure out, but I emailed her and asked a question and she emailed me right back and was so nice. She has redone this pattern but said if I wanted she would send me a copy of the corrected one since I bought it at my LYS, I just haven't done that yet.

Anyway, I love this site and thought maybe someone could help me. I'm Scottish/Irish/English - maybe I ought to learn the language :D. Thanks.
I am knitting the Iain,Jr. #2273 hoodie for my gra... (show quote)
Jan 7, 2014 17:39:54   #
MaryA
 
Celt Knitter wrote:
I'm Irish and the only one for knitting I know is "cniotail" and it has accents I can't produce here. it is pronounced something like "nyetail"The verb "figh" means "weave" in Scottish and Irish Gaelic. "Figheadh" is pronounced "Fiew", depending on your dialect.


Thank you so much! ;D. On her site she has it pronounced something lol "fee-yugh and I couldn't figure it out. But the gh is silent.... I even read a whole lot of rules of Gaelic pronunciation and so I thought I'd ask:-). Thank you so much. This site is the best!
Jan 8, 2014 05:47:55   #
Celt Knitter (a regular here)
 
Tá fáilte romhat (Pronounced: Taw falt cha roat) (You're welcome!) :-P
MaryA wrote:
Thank you so much! ;D. On her site she has it pronounced something lol "fee-yugh and I couldn't figure it out. But the gh is silent.... I even read a whole lot of rules of Gaelic pronunciation and so I thought I'd ask:-). Thank you so much. This site is the best!
Jan 8, 2014 09:35:32   #
MaryA
 
Celt Knitter wrote:
Tá fáilte romhat (Pronounced: Taw falt cha roat) (You're welcome!) :-P


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