Jim Kyle (bgp965046bgs.derbrn01.mi.comcast.net - 126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 07:42 am: ||
How do you order a Guinness in Gaelic. I would appreciate very much if a pronunciation guide is included as my attempts at gaelic pronunciation have been disasterous.
Larry (host213-122-141-145.in-addr.btopenworld.com - 188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 09:04 am: ||
Jim, a chara.
Ba mhaith liom pionta Guinness, le do thoil (I'd like a pint of Guinness please) - I'm going to leave the phonetics to somebody else..
Dennis Leyden (133.charlotte-21rh16rt.nc.dial-access.att.net - 184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 10:51 am: ||
I'm very early in my studies, have never been to Ireland, and only know pronunciation from tapes, records, and the internet, but let me try a stab at the pronunciation:
BUH-wah-lom punta Guinness, LE-doh-hol
(1) the caps indicate stress
(2) all the vowels are short
(3) the p in punta is like the p in the english word pure
(4) the l in the last word (thoil) is kind of swallowed so that the i is ALMOST pronounced. I've also heard it pronounced more like hel.