Re: Middle English question
|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 31, 1999, 3:26|
I seem to have caused a bit of an uproar! From people I know, I
accept /'p& CrIk/, /'p& JrIk/ and two /pa 'dre Ik/s. A select few
use /'pa: r@k/, /'pa:r rIk/ and /'pour Ik/ (these last from Gaelic
speakers). Others have rendered the manglings given, I believe, by
Boudewijn, /'bu d@ 'wI Jn/ :) plus /p 'Dr& ki/, /'pe DrIk/, /'pe Drek/,
/'pe Dri &k/ and others. Oh, and there's /'pa: drIg/ in Brithenig and
/'pa trEk kos/ in Kemrese Legal Latin.
If I remember aright, Brithenig's vocative would be /'ba: drIg/. Kernu,
having proper cases, yields:
nom. /'pa: trEx/ <- Patrics
voc. /'fa: trIk/ <- Phatrick
dat. /'pa: trek/ <- Patreick
acc. /'(m)ba: trEk/ <- mBatricce
I know, spelling doesn't help. :)
On Fri, 30 Jul 1999, Josh Brandt-Young wrote:
> 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@...>
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