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An Pluiméir Ceolmhar Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation (122* d) RE: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation 13 May 15


Oh yes.

Just on the basis of my modest reactions to this thread so far, it could become a structural, epic, mega- permathread.

Just for starters, I commented on the phenomenon to the lady of the house in a nice B&B in a not very exotic part of England a couple of years ago.

I can't even remember exactly where it was, but I think it was in the general vicinity of Kenilworth. I made some joke about the fact that I was probably mispronouncing the name of the place, because e.g. Kenilworth was probably something like "Kudge" or "Kort" to the locals.

She had been a teacher, and shot back the retort that she had struggled throughout her career with Irish pupils who were all Maedhbhs and Sadhbhs. Touché!


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