Power was sometimes derived by inheritance, and transmitted from father to son. It was formerly supposed, as already stated, that families had Second-sight by succession, and it was also supposed that the only way to be freed from it was by a man who had it marrying a woman affected in the same way.
In the story An T-each uisge agus an ighean: The Kelpie & the Girl (pron. ahn chekh OOSH-guh AH-goos ah NEE-uhn) The Wise Man who has the sight tells a girl that when she hears a’ chuthag: cuckoo (pron. an KHOO-uk) to bring the kelpie to him and chi sinn na chi sinn: We shall see what we shall see. (pron. khee shee nah khee sheen) (95, 255)