Gahan - Gone vs. Guh-Hawn

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Postby Thaz » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:58 am

Siobhanachu wrote:I have a Gaelic "Irish" first name (Siobhan) and I'm sure that while I have the general idea of how it's pronounced... I'm SURE I can't say it the way Irish do.


If people are struggling with how to pronounce Gahan, then your name will prove impossible I expect! :eek:

I would probably say it's something like SHIV-HORN? :o

Many would think it's SIGH-OB-ANN, perhaps! ;)
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Postby DMDEVOTEE2008 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:54 am

Siobhanachu wrote:I have a Gaelic "Irish" first name (Siobhan) and I'm sure that while I have the general idea of how it's pronounced... I'm SURE I can't say it the way Irish do.


I'm Irish and Siobhan is pronnounced SHI - VAWN (as in yawn)
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Postby Siobhanachu » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:03 am

DMDEVOTEE2008 wrote:I'm Irish and Siobhan is pronnounced SHI - VAWN (as in yawn)


Point goes to DM Devotee 2008, I'm quite sure the way you say it sounds prettier :D . And Thaz, you've just added to my collection. I've never gotten Shiv-horn before and I love it LOL. Sigh-ob-ann has been is probably the most popular!
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Postby IceMachine » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:33 am

Dave's Ultimate Angel wrote:Gahan is Irish and should be pronounced like GAAN. But in Germany (I lived there for 3 years), I was always ROTFL when they called him GAY HEN....but he never corrected them either. ;-) Our Dave is just a nice, polite, well brought-up boy,,,with a very black soul (here's hoping!).


Don't think it has much to do with that actually, rather he must be used to people mispronouncing his surname, and even in english speaking countries, as proven by this very thread. ;)

See, there's no discussion about the pronunciation of surnames of any of the other band members, past or present, cos they're logical, the discussion is just about his name, because the name is NOT pronounced the way many people assume it might be pronounced following logical phonetical rules.
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Postby lilspring69 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:36 am

chillnatalie wrote:On a side note, does anyone know what color Dave's eyes are? I still don't know...I'm thinking hazel right?

Green
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Re: Gahan - Gone vs. Guh-Hawn

Postby lilspring69 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:45 am

I am Turkish,now i think this is easier for me. I pronounce it "gaan"
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Re: Gahan - Gone vs. Guh-Hawn

Postby Mistca77 » Tue May 15, 2018 5:33 pm

Such a great thread!

Been a fan for 25 years, and was never definite about the pronunciation. In Pennsylvania I've usually heard GAY-hann, GUH-haan.
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Re: Gahan - Gone vs. Guh-Hawn

Postby hollowpromises » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:54 am

Guys it's......

Garn.
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