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Posted By: pavane
30-Sep-10 - 05:49 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Siuil a Ruin Chords and sheet ...
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Siuil a Ruin Chords and sheet ...
I think a dot over the b is the same as spelling it bh - where it sounds like a v? If not, someone will correct me. e.g. placename Cobh = Cove.

And Si is the Irish and Welsh spelling of the sound Sh - which they often use to replace J, which doesn't exist in their alphabets : Sean (Shawn)= John, Sian = Jane and so on. Also compare Sean (Irish) with Jean (French).