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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (October-December) » Archive through November 24, 2004 » Help in pronounciation « Previous Next »

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David (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 207.232.63.73
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 04:13 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi,
I'd like to know how to pronounce "oi":

In poist I know it's originally post, so I pronounce it poisht

BUT in foighne - Do I pronounce it feinye, foinye or fainye?

Thus oi = ???

Thank you

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Username: Fear_na_mbróg

Post Number: 272
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 04:20 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Using "English" spelling, I pronounce:

post = pust (as in "dust")
poist = pwisht ( as in "He wished" )

"foighne" is a bit odd. The "gh" is in there to indicate that there's a diphthong. I pronounce it as:

f-eye-nih ( "nih" as in "ninja" )

Similary, I pronounce "staighre" as:

st-eye-ra

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Maidhc Ó G. (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 152.163.100.136
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Similarly, also, would be "leigheas".
lye - uhs

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Posted From: 213.202.128.41
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 02:37 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

or 'lice' (leigheas)

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Posted From: 212.235.96.144
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

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