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Dagda - Tuatha Dé Danann

  • 14-12-2021 9:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8

    Is Dagda pronounced 'Dag-da' (dag like bag) or 'Dawg-da' (dog) ... Or something else different?

    And is Nuada pronounced 'New- odda' (like fada without the F)?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 941 ✭✭✭An gal gréine

    The spelling in Irish was Daghdha, so it could go as 'die-yaw' or 'da-gaw' depending on your region.

    Noo -a - da....don't forget that 'a' in the middle!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭deirdremf

    Regarding an Daghda, you are right.

    But Nuada is an Old Irish spelling, and so the single -d- being between two vowels is lenited - it has a séimhiú: Nuadha, pronounced Nua, the same as the Irish word for new.

    Proof of this is in the name of a town about 20 km west of Dublin - Maynooth. In Irish Maigh Nuad, also written with a T at the end. The older spelling was Maigh Nuadhad or Maigh Nuadhat. The d/t at the end is because it is in the genitive case.