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Irish pronunciation...please help!

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mamaesi Wed 07-Sep-11 23:01:42

Came across a girls name today Aislinn.

However have found some say 'ash-lyn' and some say it 'aze-lyn' (like maze)

what is the proper irish way to say this name? I am not irish so I have no clue

suzikettles Wed 07-Sep-11 23:03:06

I thought it was Ash-leen, but I'm not Irish.

Definitely Ash though, not Aze.

seeker Wed 07-Sep-11 23:04:13

Ashling. But if you don't know, neither will most other English people.

myweeangel Wed 07-Sep-11 23:07:27

I am Irish! Got lots of friends called this. They'd hate it if you pronounced ais bit like aze!

myweeangel Wed 07-Sep-11 23:07:56

Also no g sound at the end, like lots of people think...

mamaesi Wed 07-Sep-11 23:15:32

isnt it different than aisling? i thought without the g at the end was a different name??

so ash-leen, like kathleen?

are you sure its not ash-linn, like bin?

PIMSoclock Wed 07-Sep-11 23:17:28

I'm Scottish and would definitely pronounce

Tyr Wed 07-Sep-11 23:20:38

No, it's "Ashleen." (emphasis on first syllable) In Gaelic it has a fada (accent) over the "i" which makes an "ee" sound.
Aisling is pronounced "Ashling"

GlaikitFizzog Wed 07-Sep-11 23:23:57

Thread along similar lines, think it depends of if you are north or south of the border!

GlaikitFizzog Wed 07-Sep-11 23:24:06

mathanxiety Thu 08-Sep-11 03:28:36

The double N sound ('inn') is pronounced 'ing' in Irish. So Ash-ling for both Aislinn and Aisling, and of course Ashling. There's no fada afaik.

(altogether, 'liom, leat, leis, lei, linn, libh, leo' anyone?)

seeker Thu 08-Sep-11 06:59:08

Never seen it with a fada!

messymammy Thu 08-Sep-11 14:25:56

YY to ash-ling
Though the "inn" doesn't always make a ing sound mathanxiety eg sinn
Have never seen it spelled Aislínn. DD1's middle name is Aisling

stripeywoollenhat Thu 08-Sep-11 14:29:51

definitely no fadas ime, and i seem to have met hundreds of aislings... pronounced ash ling. i grew up in munster and live in dublin - it is of course possible that up north they pronounce it differently, don't know any northern aislings...

encyclogirl Thu 08-Sep-11 14:32:50

Ash-ling defo.

Leanbh2011 Thu 08-Sep-11 14:53:25

Aislinn is pronounced ASH LIN. It's my sisters name. Not the same as Aisling which is ASH LING. Aislinn is much less common than Aisling and in my opinion much nicer!

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