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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) ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: