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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (July-December) » Ordering a Guinness « Previous Next »

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Jim Kyle (bgp965046bgs.derbrn01.mi.comcast.net - 68.41.102.210)
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 07:42 am:   Edit Post Print Post

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.

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Larry (host213-122-141-145.in-addr.btopenworld.com - 213.122.141.145)
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 09:04 am:   Edit Post Print Post

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..

Le meas,
Larry.

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Dennis Leyden (133.charlotte-21rh16rt.nc.dial-access.att.net - 12.93.73.133)
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post Print Post

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

Notes:
(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.

Dennis

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