>> BTW, how does one pronounce
>> Steve Wolfe
> Feado/g = Fee-DOHG Feado/ga Stain = Fee-DOHG-a shtayn
Given the wide variation in pronunciation between the dialects, I hesitate to
say that any pronunciation is 'wrong'. However, I think the more common pronun-
ciation of feado/g would be more like FA-DOHG (fa as in 'fat') and feado/ga
sta/in (tin whistles) would be more like FA-DOHG-a STAW-in.
There are two ways to stress words: you can choose to always stress the
first syllable (the custom in Connaught and Ulster) or always stress the longest
syllable (the one with the accent /, this is the custom in Munster). So you have
a choice between FA-dohg-a STAW-in (C and U) or fa-DOHG-a STAW-in (M).
Hope this helps,