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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2001 (January-June) » GRÁ DILSEAGHT CAIRDEAS « Previous Next »

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Brodie (216-138-002-154.adams.net - 216.138.2.154)
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 08:44 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Could someone please help me with the pronunciation of "GRÁ DILSEAGHT CAIRDEAS"?

Thanks,

Brodie

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Dave (161.53.48.236)
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2001 - 02:21 am:   Edit Post Print Post

gra - rhymes with 'car' when pronounced by a British person
dilseacht - DILL - shackt (this 'ck' is actually pronounced like German ch in 'Bach')
cairdeas - CAR - dess (actually the 'd' is a bit softer, you should stick your tongue to the palate)

This should help you a bit, though the best thing would be for you to hear a native speaker pronounce it.

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Laighneach (oak.may.ie - 149.157.1.55)
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Wouldn't it be a lot simpler, Dave, to say that it's pronounced "Graw", instead of saying that it rhymes with the word "car" when pronouced by a British person?!Sounds like the sort of explanation the Marx Brothers would give!

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Dave (209.239.68.213)
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

To Laighneach:
Sorry, but English is not my mother tongue and I have to thing a lot before I say something, and sometimes it leads to some complicated things.

Dave

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