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Old 12-17-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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All Because Of Testje

And again!

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Old 12-17-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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as an ignorant american, could you please tell me how to pronounce testje? is it "test-yee"? please help!
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:41 PM   #3
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No, it's more like "test-yuh". The ending is short and vowel-less (?).

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Old 12-17-2004, 01:46 PM   #4
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BTW, you're not an ignorant American.
At the very least, you wanted to know more about it, which makes you not ignorant.

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No, it's more like "test-yuh". The ending is short and vowel-less (?).

Ah, thanks
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Thanks for the explanation. It's been driving me nuts every time I read it!
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Oh yeah and Popmartijn, how do you say that? Is the j silent or something? I take German so if that helps your explaining to me at all I'll understand.
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Test-yuh?

Nope, as hard as I try, i can't pronounce that...lol
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lol.

While we're on it, how do you pronounce Niamh-Saoirse?
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Niamh= Neev

Saoirse= Seersha

Or something to that effect...lol

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Old 12-17-2004, 03:14 PM   #11
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I pronounce testje like teste

and Niamh, I have a cousin Niamh who is from Dublin and I haven't seen since I was about 12 /random, in our family we all say Neeeve (like eve with an N) but I know some folk who say Nave like Navel without the L.

I have a friend called Saoirse. Sear-sha is what i say.

I have a friend called Caoimhghin. (Keevan) Not many folk can spell it. Some of my protestant friends can't say Aine, one phoned me on his first day of uni a few years ago saying he had to introduce his group for a presentation and asked how it was pronounced he thought it was Onionee, or Ann-iee.

My Mum & Dad both pronounce Drogheda differently. My Mum takes great offence if we copy our Dad's way of saying it.
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wow I have learned two things while lurking in here.
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hi mvd
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thanks for telling me how to pronounce those! that helps me alot.
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i pronounce it like testeey

but i have a feeling that if i tried to pronounce the vowel-less ending, i wouldn't be able to do it.
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