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Subject: Re: Máire: pronunciation, please?
Author: Granuaile   (guest)
Date: May 8, 2005 at 6:47:34 AM
Reply to: Máire: pronunciation, please? by gaelcelt
Máire is pro. as MOY-ra and Máirín as MOR-een. The only exception to this is Donegal where they drop or slur the "r" and say Máire as MOY-a.

The anglicised spellings Maura and Maureen are more common in Ireland except for areas where Irish is the first Language(Gaeltachts)

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