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what is in a name?

I see William in several lessons spelled "Uilleam" and in others it's "Uilleim" I'm I missing a concept for vocative here? Can anyone elaborate?

Tapadh leibh, Paul

April 24, 2020



When masculine nouns are in the vocative case, the last consonant is slenderized (which in practice usually means that an i is added right before the last consonant). So Uilleam becomes Uilleim, Aonghas becomes Aonghais, etc.


Thank you, I'd noticed the same with Naill and Neill during my last lesson.

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