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Subject: Re: Pronunciation of "Gaelic"
From: Craig Cockburn <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 1 Feb 1995 19:38:34 GMT
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In message  <[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] writes:
 
> themselves.  Some people carefully reserve the pronunciation "Gah-lic" for the
> Scots form and "Gay-lic" for the Irish form, but this just confuses any
> Sassunach and quite a few Celts as well.
>
 
The accepted pronounciation is to use "Gah-lic" for Scots Gaelic and "Gay-lic"
for Irish Gaelic. This is what 99% of people in the Highlands say. Most of
the people who pronounce Scots Gaelic as "Gay-lic" don't have Gaelic so how
would they know. They make the mistake that English is a phonetic language.
 
        Craig
--
Craig Cockburn (pronounced "coburn"), Edinburgh, Scotland
Sgri\obh thugam 'sa Ga\idhlig ma 'se do thoil e.

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