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Irish place-name pronunciation help!

GUEST,matt milton 01 Oct 14 - 04:18 AM
Murpholly 01 Oct 14 - 04:46 AM
MartinRyan 01 Oct 14 - 04:49 AM
Fergie 01 Oct 14 - 03:02 PM
MartinRyan 01 Oct 14 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,Desi C 02 Oct 14 - 11:46 AM
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Subject: Irish place-name pronunciation help!
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 04:18 AM

Urgent help needed on Irish pronunciation!
Can anyone please advise my ignorant Sassenach tongue how to pronounce these place names? Phonetic spelling would be immensely helpful. Thanks!

Glendalough
Dun Aengus
Brú na Bóinne
Croagh Patrick
Kilmainham


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Subject: RE: Irish place-name pronunciation help!
From: Murpholly
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 04:46 AM

glendaloch
dun angus
broo na boin
crow patrick
kilmainam


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Subject: RE: Irish place-name pronunciation help!
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 04:49 AM

OK - here goes:

Glendalough : glen - da - lock i.e. stress last syllable. Guttural ch as in Sassenach. Short second syllable.

Dun Aengus Doon - ain - gus . First syllable often shortened to "Dun" but the long sound is more correct. Hard "g" as in "good"

Brú na Bóinne : Brew-na-Bo-in-ye ("ye" as in "yelp"!) . Some dialectical variation in Irish language.

Croagh Patrick : Croke Patrick (long "o" sound). You will also, often, hear it as "Crow Patrick". Stress the "Pat".

Kilmainham : Kill - main - um


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Subject: RE: Irish place-name pronunciation help!
From: Fergie
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 03:02 PM

Us nord-si-ters say Kill-main-im


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Subject: RE: Irish place-name pronunciation help!
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 06:46 PM

Yeah, Fergie - but it's a furrin country to yiz!

Regards

p.s. Glad the FHF went well - again - sorry we had to miss it this time.


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Subject: RE: Irish place-name pronunciation help!
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 02 Oct 14 - 11:46 AM

I can help you with 3
Glandalough - much as it's speclled Glanda-lock
Croaghpatrick - Craig-Patrick
Kilmainham = Kill my nam
I'd gues Dun Aengus would simply be Done Angus


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