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Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?

GUEST,Rog Peek 08 Nov 12 - 04:45 AM
MartinRyan 08 Nov 12 - 04:57 AM
MartinRyan 08 Nov 12 - 05:00 AM
Jim Carroll 08 Nov 12 - 05:03 AM
GUEST 08 Nov 12 - 05:09 AM
GUEST,Desi C 08 Nov 12 - 08:32 AM
MartinRyan 08 Nov 12 - 09:11 AM
Rog Peek 08 Nov 12 - 10:21 AM
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Subject: Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?
From: GUEST,Rog Peek
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 04:45 AM

Could someone please indicate the pronunciation for 'Cloghroe' in Co. Cork. Many thanks.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 04:57 AM

Separate it into two syllables:

The Second has a long "o" sound so its like what you do in a boat!
The First is a bit trickier! The word has an Irish (Gaelic) root and "h" is used for funny purposes in the modern version of that language. Effectively, the "g" disappears completely. The syllable is usually pronounced with a short "o" sound, as in, say "porridge".

As sung, you normally get a little less stress on the first syllable than the second.

Hope that helps.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 05:00 AM

You can hear it HERE

Regards


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Subject: RE: Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 05:03 AM

Always heard it as Clo (hard o) row (as in propelling a boat with sticks) but I defer to Martin's expertise every time.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 05:09 AM

Got that, thanks both.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 08:32 AM

As Jim says it's simply Clo-row


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Subject: RE: Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 09:11 AM

Agreed - but the two "o" sounds are quite distinct. I think the sound sample given earlier gets it across pretty well. Ask a Corkman!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Erin's Lovely Lee - pronunciation?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 10:21 AM

Or a Corkwoman? Only not one like my wife who's been in the UK since about the age of about two!

Rog


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