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Shoh - Shore? Shaw?


Phil Kelly <[log in to unmask]>


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Thu, 9 Apr 1998 19:52:00 +0100





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Dooyrt Brian 'sy chaghter echey;

..............ta blass Baarlagh ec ram
loayrtee nish, lesh Baarlaghys myr 'r' ayns 'Shoh eh!' ('Shore-ay!').
..............many speakers now have English accents, with
Anglicisms like intrusive 'r' in 'Shoh eh!' ('Shore-ay!').

Cha nel mee geearree goaill toshiaght ayns caggey mychione yn aght ta'n
Ghaelg goll er loayrt nish ny eer 'sy traa ta er ngholl shaghey noadyr,
er yn oyr nagh vel fys dy liooar ayms, agh ny yei shen as ooilley,
foddee dy bee anaase ec peiagh ennagh er yn stoo shoh ta mee er nakin
ayns sharmane screeuit 'sy vlein 1744, foddee beggan roish shen, as t'eh
screeuit myr shoh:-

"Myr tayn phadere shaw graa dy cort neose whoilleen jah ny brewnsyssyn
eggey orroo........" a.m.s.

Cre'n aght ta fockle "shoh" er ny 'ockley? Cha s'aym!

Brian said in his message that the word "shoh" is now pronounced
"shore" through the influence of English - whilst it is perfectly true
that many, including myself do it, it may well have been pronounced this
way for 250 years or more. I'm not inviting a "War of the Words" but it
is of interest, and perhaps others have some different examples!

Phil Kelly

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