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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 17-Nov-15 12:09:43

Ieuan

How would you say this. I think it's welsh.

I have heard yay-un and y-eye-un

I think the 'correct' version is y-eye-un, from dyddieu, for Thursday?

celtictoast Tue 17-Nov-15 12:11:54

I have no idea but personally would guess Ewan.

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 17-Nov-15 12:13:47

You an

ChessieFL Tue 17-Nov-15 12:14:34

Yie-an.

ChessieFL Tue 17-Nov-15 12:15:41

I think I'm agreeing with y-eye-an there!

MidnightVelvetthe4th Tue 17-Nov-15 12:15:41

I would say You-an

He will have to go through life correcting people who call him Eye an/Iron though if you're not in Wales....

ChessieFL Tue 17-Nov-15 12:17:25

Agree with Midnight, anyone non-Welsh always pronounces it wrongly.

BikeRunSki Tue 17-Nov-15 12:18:37

Yey An

TheGreenNinja Tue 17-Nov-15 12:21:05

I'd pronounce it Yie-an, as I think I've heard it pronounced that way before. No idea if it's right though.
Y-eye-an sounds like a Geordie Welshman to me!

PittacusLore Tue 17-Nov-15 12:27:47

Ewan.

I'd assume I'd got it wrong as I'm not welsh, but that would be my best guess.

INeedACheeseSlicer Tue 17-Nov-15 12:42:48

I know two, and they both pronounce it Y-eye'un to rhyme with Ryan.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 17-Nov-15 13:35:59

Yie-an was what I was aiming for, but couldn't spell it phonetically.

Thanks!

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