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Thread #150392   Message #3504167
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
16-Apr-13 - 08:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Please listen - just one word needed...!
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Please listen - just one word needed...!
If you look at the audio it unfortunately tails off after the first syllable. You can head MUR (as in Murray as leeneia suggests) and it's followed by a faint drawn out Y sound.

It could be Murray as leeneia suggests. I think your own suggestion of Merida could also be pronounced like that. I'm not sure about Merdin; I can't hear any hint of a D sound, but if it disappeared after Mer- it might just be possible. (I'm also not sure about Mayor, but it would just about be possible).

The problem is that after the first syllable there's not really enough there to make it out clearly. Without some external information (or an alternative recording with possible better enunciation) you may not be able to get the word.