Friday, January 20, 2012

Do British and American know how to pronounce Irish names?

why does it seem they know right how to pronounce Irish names like Seamus, Lachlan and Dun Laoghaire???

it's just they're popular and because of the culture??|||Its because the names conform to the pronunciation of modern English phonetics. When a G is followed by a H it becomes silent. Same with A and O, the A becomes silent. So long as Irish and English use the same alphabet, there won't be any issues in pronouncing Irish names (minus the accent of course).|||Of course they do, Scots built the foundation of this country and the Irish (later) added to the mix. Their cultural influences can be felt today.

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