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Subject: Donegal pronounciation...
Author: Merriment McLeish   (guest)
Date: August 4, 2003 at 1:50:42 AM
Reply to: Re: It ought to be ayver; the correct modern spelling is Eimhear... by Tara
I know a girl called Siobhan from Donegal who also pronounces the bh as a w. Everyone calls her shevaun and she doesn't correct them, but at home she's called shewaun. The oo and i is probably just your granny, but Irish still has a lot of dialectal variation. In the south, 'how are you?' is 'conas a ta tu?', but in the north it's 'cad e mar ta tu?' (k'jay mar tah too) - quite different.

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