Strange. Just never felt like a long vowel to me.
Scríobh Dennis King:
> Marion Gunn wrote:
>> Q: I've always called him "Flann Finna". Is that wrong?
>>> Flann Fína mac Ossu, aka Aldfrith son of Oswydd, was Irish on his
>>> mother's side.
> Colin Ireland is the foremost scholar when it comes to Flann, and he
> spells the name "Fína". I see that Kuno Meyer and Thurneysen likewise
> spelled the name "Flann Fína", following MS sources.