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Thread #110489 Message #2318497
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
17-Apr-08 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: how to pronounce Mairi
Subject: RE: how to pronounce Mairi
"Start off the day with steaming Scott's Porage Oats" sung to the tune of Scotland The Brave. And there's a pic of a brawny chap in a kilt tossing the caber (possibly to disguise an inability to spell "porridge") on said cereal box. A jolly Scots ditty and a million times less tacky than Mairi's flamin' Wedding.
In Irish it's spelled "Máire" and pronounced Moy-ra.
"Mairi" isn't even Gaelic. It's an anglicised form of a word beginning Md and/or h (far too many consonants anyway),