When you address someone called Seamus, for
>example, you say "a Sheamais", which is pronounced roughly like (uh
>hamish) -- which is where the anglicized name Hamish comes from.
>slainte a Bhriain!
>Neil A. McEwan
Gotta get back at you, Neil.
I know it's difficult to write Irish pronunciations phonetically, but I am
shrivelling at the thought that somebody might call me 'Hamish', some day.
The best I can think of is 'A Hyay-muish'
Seamus Mac Fhlannchadh
(Shaymus Mac Lonnakah)