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Correct pronunciation: Donncha Ó Briain
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Author:  Dan A. [ Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Correct pronunciation: Donncha Ó Briain

I checked the Guide to Irish Pronunciation before banging out this post, but I'm less than 100% sure. My best guess is that Mr. Ó Briain's name would be pronounced: "Done-sha O-Bree-Yawn" ( hopefully that conveyed accurately enough!). Am I correct?

Author:  kkrell [ Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Correct pronunciation: Donncha Ó Briain

Don-a-ka Oh-bree-an
https://youtu.be/F6Zir_O_TvU?t=139

Author:  Dan A. [ Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Correct pronunciation: Donncha Ó Briain

I got it about one-third right. Thanks for helping me get the other two thirds correct!

Author:  kkrell [ Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Correct pronunciation: Donncha Ó Briain

Dan A. wrote:
I got it about one-third right. Thanks for helping me get the other two thirds correct!

You'll need a native speaker to confirm, and there might still be variation depending on accent, Republic or North, etc. I've seen some have the surname as O-breen, but I think that may be that they don't alway hear as another syllable.

Denis O'Brien, in English. Seems a little less Royal. Probably best to not even mention the English having any say.

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