Re: Middle English question
|From:||Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 31, 1999, 0:35|
On Fri, 30 Jul 1999 16:58:17 -0500 Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
>> > Padraic (yes, it's pronounced exactly as it's spelled!).
>> What, like /pa:-'dra:-Ik/, or like /'pa:-draykh/? or even
>> /p@-'draykh/? (If anyone can decipher my particular travesty
>> of ASCII-IPA).
>I'd assume like /p@dreiIk/ -- but perhaps we had best let Padraic
>himself tell us. :)
Though I don't know how Padraic chooses to pronounce it, I *can* say
roughly how it's pronounced in Irish Gaelic: padraic [pQdr@k'], where [Q]
is an open, back, unrounded vowel (IPA turned script A) and the final "k"
is slightly palatalized. [@] isn't quite right...I think the vowel is a
bit higher. But ah well. Note that it's also spelt "Padraig"; I think
which one is used is largely a matter of preference.
And then the vocative form is, I think, "A Phadraic," but I'm starting to
reach the end of my knowledge at this point. :)
Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>
"After the tempest, I behold, once more, the weasel."
(Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek)
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