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Sruthair
07-03-2004, 12:28 PM
Anyone know the correct pronunciation of the Gaelic word, "ruaidh"? Thanks in advance.

Ogre Bob
07-03-2004, 02:16 PM
You can say: roo-uy, the "dh", is silent.
A very good resource & forum is "SaveGaelic.org" :thumb:

Klondike Waldo
07-04-2004, 08:01 AM
depending on dialect, could be more like ru-oy- or rooo -ee. Rob Roy is an anglicized rendering of Raib ruaidh- red haired Rob.

Dave Sanderson
07-04-2004, 03:51 PM
Is this where the moniker "Rory" came from???

AnseldeAsturias
07-05-2004, 12:58 AM
Ruaidh, also pronounced roo-aah.
Rory comes from Ruairidh. Related possibly.

pipeband chicken
07-05-2004, 06:29 AM
can also be spelt with out the i... Ruadh ... so Im told !

Brian Rankin
07-05-2004, 07:07 AM
Ruaidh is the vocative for ruadh.
eg: bha ruadh a dol dhachaidh.(roy was going home.)
but.:a ruaidh.(hey roy)
Brian.

AnseldeAsturias
07-07-2004, 04:43 AM
Thanks Brian for posting that informative message, because I suppose, then, that the tune's name should be: "Tuireadh Iain Ruadh'.

I wonder whether it was changed for the alliteration: "iAIn ruAIdh" as it happened with "The 93rd at Modder River" when it should be "The 91st at Modder River"

Where in Scotland are you, by the way ?

Chris Buchanan
07-07-2004, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by AnseldeAsturias:
Thanks Brian for posting that informative message, because I suppose, then, that the tune's name should be: "Tuireadh Iain Ruadh'.
It's the genitive case (possessive), so the 'i' is inserted (and thus Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh, or Iain Ruaidh's Lament).

AnseldeAsturias
07-07-2004, 08:52 PM
Thanks for the info !