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 Post subject: Re: Focal an Lae
PostPosted: Wed 09 May 2012 5:15 pm 
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Saoirse wrote:
Sorry to interrupt this cosy conversation..... I think tomorrow's word of the day should be about flirting...... :mrgreen: I can't imagine why it came to mind as I was reading this thread!!


:LOL:

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2012 11:06 pm 
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O.k. so we got 'lullaby'. Did you really mean 'serenade'? :lah:

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Saoirse wrote:
O.k. so we got 'lullaby'. Did you really mean 'serenade'? :lah:


:LOL:

I wasn't sure what word to use for flirting really. (it wasn't that I was ignoring you Saoirse)

Braoin - what word would you use??

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Today's word was 'cat'. Now I always read Focal an Lae and listen even if it's a word I know well. I was surprised when I heard today's pronunciation. Obviously, I am not for a second questioning the legitimacy of Bríd's pronunciation, but am wondering if mine is also correct or if in fact I have been mispronouncing one of the simplest words for years!

Bríd's had the 'u' sound as in the English word 'cut'. I pronounce it with the 'o' sound of the English word 'cot'. Any thoughts?

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Saoirse wrote:
Today's word was 'cat'. Now I always read Focal an Lae and listen even if it's a word I know well. I was surprised when I heard today's pronunciation. Obviously, I am not for a second questioning the legitimacy of Bríd's pronunciation, but am wondering if mine is also correct or if in fact I have been mispronouncing one of the simplest words for years!

Bríd's had the 'u' sound as in the English word 'cut'. I pronounce it with the 'o' sound of the English word 'cot'. Any thoughts?


Mine is unique to Conamara.

I think this is how it is said in Munster/Caighdéan/Urban :D
https://www.box.com/s/2ca104a26f942eec79f2
But I could be wrong.

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Saoirse wrote:
Sorry to interrupt this cosy conversation..... I think tomorrow's word of the day should be about flirting...... :mrgreen: I can't imagine why it came to mind as I was reading this thread!!

you noticed... shhhhhhh... LOL

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Today's word is a basic one and yet I have never heard the plural of 'crann' as 'crainnte'. This thread holds a few surprises. Grma, a Bhríd.

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I saw it written crainnte or croinnte. I think they say "croínnte" in Munster.
In Ulster I think we rather say "crainn" (pronounced as "cruinn" : /kriN'/)

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And I, with my school Irish - which I know is like a swear word to many of you - also say 'crainn'!

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Lughaidh wrote:
I saw it written crainnte or croinnte. I think they say "croínnte" in Munster.
In Ulster I think we rather say "crainn" (pronounced as "cruinn" : /kriN'/)

Yeah, both Learning Irish and Irish of Iorras Aithneach have croinnte /kri:N´t´ə/ as the Connemara dialect spelling (and crainnte is mentioned in the latter).

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