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what is the phonetic pronunciation of slainte?

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Post October 09 2008, 0:07 AM
drwonderful
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what is the phonetic pronunciation of slainte? i want to use this at a wedding toast next Saturday, October 18.
thank you.
bill

 
Post October 09 2008, 0:10 AM
Redwolf
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drwonderful wrote:what is the phonetic pronunciation of slainte? i want to use this at a wedding toast next Saturday, October 18.
thank you.
bill


Sláinte...roughly "SLAN-cheh"

Plug it in here:

http://www.abair.tcd.ie/index.php

To hear it said aloud by a native speaker.

Redwolf

Post October 09 2008, 3:27 AM
An tOileánach
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Wha? Is that Gweedore woman correct, or is it just an Ulster thang? I have been hearing that word my whole life and it has always been pronounced SLAWN-chuh. I thought even the fada would indicate it was pronounced that way. But all my family is from Connacht. Could I have been wrong for 40 years? 8O


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Post October 09 2008, 5:13 AM
Tiarnan2
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Me too ...The Further south you go the the á becomes more "awesome"
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Post October 09 2008, 5:41 AM
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Tiarnan2 wrote:Me too ...The Further south you go the the á becomes more "awesome"
Whew! :zustimm: GRMA

Post October 09 2008, 6:10 AM
Redwolf
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An t-Oileanach wrote:Wha? Is that Gweedore woman correct, or is it just an Ulster thang? I have been hearing that word my whole life and it has always been pronounced SLAWN-chuh. I thought even the fada would indicate it was pronounced that way. But all my family is from Connacht. Could I have been wrong for 40 years? 8O


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In Ulster, the "á" has a flatter sound...and in Gweedore they flatten it considerably. I don't pronounce it quite as flatly as she does, but I definitely don't pronounce it as broadly as folks in Munster would.

Redwolf



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