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Subject: Re: Prn and spelling of Bryony?
Author: Ailis   (Authenticated as Ailis)
Date: May 15, 2009 at 10:55:32 AM
Reply to: Prn and spelling of Bryony? by Tempestgirl
In Ireland (where I live) this is a pretty rare name, and we pronounce it the same way they do in England; BRIE-o-nee. It's got more well-known since the book (and film) "Atonement" by Ian McEwan were released. One of the main characters in it is called Briony Tallis. Briony is an accepted spelling, and it's not regarded as "creative" at all. In my opinion, Bryony looks like a "creative" spelling, even though it's the original form of the name.

And technically, the proper Irish pronunciation of Brian is bree-an, though that's pretty rare here. Many guys just have the American pronunciation; brie-an.

"The Irish spirit can't be enshackled in the English language. That's why we swear so much".

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