PRONUNCIATION & CHARACTERS

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Soundtrack: This Present Darkness by LEAH

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You are welcome to say these words however you wish, but for those who'd like to learn some of the Celtic languages, here are a few pronunciations and translations:

Lìog Airgid – LEEG aTAIR-gitch (Scottish Gaelic for 'silver league')

Mac Tíre – MOKH CHEED-uh (Irish Gaelic for 'wolf'; literally 'son of the land')

Nwyfre – NOO-iv-ruh (Welsh for 'sky'; a Druidic concept referring to a person's life and consciousness; 'life force'. Nwyfre's physical representation is the red dragon on the Welsh flag)

teine – CHIH-nuh (Scottish Gaelic for 'fire')

adhair – EYE-er (Scottish Gaelic for 'air'; pronounced 'ire'). Also the name of Aelshen's sword.

uisge – USH-ka (Scottish Gaelic for 'water')

talamh – TAL-uv (Scottish Gaelic for 'earth')

spiorad – SPID-ud (Scottish Gaelic for 'spirit')

dealanaich – JA-lan-eekh (Scottish Gaelic for 'lightning')

sguir – SKOOd (Scottish Gaelic for 'stop' or 'cease')

sgrios – SKDISS (Scottish Gaelic for 'destroy')

Mo chreach – MAW HD-akh (Scottish Gaelic exclamation meaning 'goodness' or 'alas'; literally 'my ruin')

Tha cuimhne agam – HA KOOEY-nuh AK-am (Scottish Gaelic for 'I remember')

ddraig – THRA-eeg (Welsh for 'dragon'). Plural ddreigiau (THRA-eeg-eeAI)

eynaang – a Yeva'si swear word; roughly translates to 'cursed'    

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Image: Karen Gillan

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