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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun 2018 11:02 pm 
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What's the correct pronunciation of "Pádraigín"?
I believe the first syllable is "Pah" or "Paw", and the last syllable is "geen".
The middle syllable I'm not certain about. Is it "dray" or is it "druh", or something else entirely.
I suspect the answer, like many things in Irish, is going to depend on dialect.


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2018 4:58 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
What's the correct pronunciation of "Pádraigín"?
I believe the first syllable is "Pah" or "Paw", and the last syllable is "geen".
The middle syllable I'm not certain about. Is it "dray" or is it "druh", or something else entirely.
I suspect the answer, like many things in Irish, is going to depend on dialect.


/ˈpɑː(d)ɾəɟiːn/
https://forvo.com/word/p%C3%A1draig%C3%ADn/#ga
https://forvo.com/word/eithne_p%C3%A1dr ... 3%A1in/#ga


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2018 4:10 pm 
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"Pádraigín" -I think it's pronounced as written in Munster.
In Conamara the D is silent, or even left out completely, and the G becomes a C (K sound).


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On the cover of the CD Suantraí (Shanachie 78036) recorded by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin (who is from Ulster), you find this explanation of how to pronounce her name :- padrickeen nee oolakawn.


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jun 2018 5:58 pm 
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- padrickeen nee oolakawn.


oolakawn? Aye that's how English speakers pronounce... :razz:

I think Ulster speakers would pronounce [ˈpwæːdɾekʲinʲ ɲi ˈuəlˠəhanʲ]

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2018 3:41 am 
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Lughaidh wrote:
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- padrickeen nee oolakawn.


oolakawn? Aye that's how English speakers pronounce... :razz:

I think Ulster speakers would pronounce [ˈpwæːdɾekʲinʲ ɲi ˈuəlˠəhanʲ]


I think she geared it toward English speakers. I doubt it's how she herself pronounces it.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2018 10:22 am 
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But English speakers are able to pronounce [h] since it exists in English so it's better to use it instead of [k] as a pronunciation of broad ch... and it's the way it's pronounced in northern Ulster.
Same thing with the á : saying it's pronounced "ah" isn't more complicated than saying it's pronounced "aw" -- it's not pronounced "aw" in Ulster.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jun 2018 6:01 pm 
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Lughaidh wrote:
Same thing with the á : saying it's pronounced "ah" isn't more complicated than saying it's pronounced "aw" -- it's not pronounced "aw" in Ulster.

I am not sure about yours, but in my English there is no different between "ah" and "aw". Perhaps this is the case with whoever wanted to transcribe the name as well. It need not be wantonness :P

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