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Subject: It ought to be ayver; the correct modern spelling is Eimhear...
Author: Merriment O'Neill   (guest)
Date: August 3, 2003 at 3:23:30 PM
Reply to: How do you pronounce Emer? by Ella
But most people use the medieval spelling Emer, and of course that leads to them (even the Irish) mispronouncing it. Which is why a mispronounciation has become very well established.

The earliest pronounciation would have had an m, but a very soft m, so near to v as to make no difference. Try saying m without putting your lips together, you'll get the idea.

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