Reflexive pronoun

 

Sir, – Fintan O’Toole describes the meaning of the phrase “Sinn Féin” as “Ourselves Alone” (“Are the English ready for self-government?”, Opinion & Analysis, March 19th).

The literal translation of “Sinn Féin” is “Ourselves” or “We Ourselves”.

A more accurate translation of “Ourselves Alone” would be “Sinn Féin Amháin”, an old slogan of the Gaelic League. – Yours, etc,

PAUL DELANEY,

Dalkey,

Co Dublin.