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Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:14 am
by stlgph
I thank you.

We thank you.

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:14 am
by HT
Quoting STLGph (Thread starter):
Mairead

Usually pronounce as "Ma'reed".
-HT

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:27 am
by EI787
Pronounced as: Maa-raid

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:31 am
by Braybuddy
Mairéid is an old Irish name, and it's pronounced "Marr-aid". Simple as that!

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:32 am
by Banco
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
Simple as that!

Nothing is as simple as that in old Irish. I mean, how the hell do you get "Dun Leery" out of Dun Laoghaire?

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:33 am
by andessmf
You say 'to-ma-toh', I say 'to-mah-toh'...

Quoting EI787 (Reply 2):
Maa-raid

That is what I heard from someone with that name.

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:34 am
by Braybuddy
LOL! EI787's and my pronounciation is the same, even if we spell it differently!

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:40 am
by Braybuddy
Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Nothing is as simple as that in old Irish. I mean, how the hell do you get "Dun Leery" out of Dun Laoghaire?

That's the thing about Irish, it's never as difficult to pronounce as it looks! Look at "leprechaun", which I have head Amercan visitors call "le-pree-shun". That's the thing about us Irish. We are simple folk and the words are only spelt awkwardly to to make people think we are clever . . .

And what about Cirencester, or Worcestershire?  wink 

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:40 am
by EI787
Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Nothing is as simple as that in old Irish. I mean, how the hell do you get "Dun Leery" out of Dun Laoghaire?

Irish is a wonderful language!

'Dún' means 'fort' and 'Laoghaire' is the name of a 5th century High King.

Irish is one of the world's most descriptive languages...it's a pity the British forced us to give it up!!!  Big grin  duck 

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:42 am
by Banco
Quoting EI787 (Reply 8):
it's a pity the British forced us to give it up!!!



Quoting EI787 (Reply 8):
Irish is one of the world's most descriptive languages...

I think these points might be connected. Big grin

Anyway, wasn't us. It was those nasty, evil Normans. Blame the French!  Wink

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:52 am
by ordryan28
I'll try to determine how I say it: Merathe...

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:55 am
by Braybuddy
Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 10):
I'll try to determine how I say it: Merathe...

Are you smoking funny cigarettes or something?

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:55 am
by EI787
The easiest way to say it is just 'Parade' with an 'M' instead of a 'P'

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:01 am
by ordryan28
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 11):
Are you smoking funny cigarettes or something?

Nope...but this girl (from Ireland) that I know pronounces her name that way.

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:14 am
by Braybuddy
Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 13):
Nope...but this girl (from Ireland) that I know pronounces her name that way.

She's either got a lisp or having you on.

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:22 am
by ordryan28
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 14):
She's either got a lisp or having you on.

Dunno..she said that's the way her grandmother pronounces it.

from County Cork incase you were wondering...

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:33 am
by Braybuddy
Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 15):
Dunno..she said that's the way her grandmother pronounces it.

Maybe her granny is having her on! Even being from Cork isn't a valid excuse. As EI787 says, it's "parade" with an "m" instead of a "p". Tell her the next time you see her.

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:34 am
by EI787
Just in case anyone is wondering, Mairéad is the Irish for Margaret.

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:45 am
by ordryan28
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 16):
Tell her the next time you see her.

Will do. Actually, I've insisted numerous times that her name is pronounced incorrectly, but she says it's a family tradition because that's the way her grandmother pronounced it.

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:43 am
by A330Fan
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 16):
Even being from Cork isn't a valid excuse.

Excellent!!  Smile

RE: Mairead -- How Do You Say It?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:54 am
by mirrodie
WOW

WOW WOW

WOW WOW WOW

I just have to comment. I met a young lady by this same name this past saturday and asked her the same question. So imagine the coincidence of reading this thread.

How weird!

Going to go play lotto now.