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Old 03-20-2002, 02:56 PM   #1
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Question for residents of Ireland (or anyone who knows)

The city Galway--is it pronounced Gal-way (as in My Gal Sunday) or Gall-way (as in "You have the gall to do that!)

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GALL-WAY like You have the gall to do that! i havent heard it said ne other way except oh my friends say gal-way sometimes but they r fools and only joking
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Old 03-20-2002, 06:12 PM   #3
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i've always heard "gall-way" from my husband's family. they are from cork.



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Old 03-20-2002, 08:51 PM   #4
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The consensus here is what I sort of thought, wasn't sure though. Thanks!



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You dont wanna ask how its pronounced in Irish.
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Old 03-21-2002, 03:09 AM   #6
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I've always heard it pronounced the latter.
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Old 03-21-2002, 03:38 AM   #7
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gall-way, but I guess it just depends on the accent.
I would tend to say the 'a' broad, but I think some locals would tend not to say it slightly more slender, as far as I can remember from my couple of months there.
Anyway, what do they know?
Hope that suitably confused you...

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I've always heard it as in 'you have the gall to do that' but I do suppose it has a bit to do with accents.

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You dont wanna ask how its pronounced in Irish.
gal-yiv? :P

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You dont wanna ask how its pronounced in Irish.
lol all these ppl i know pronounce Eire as eeeerie! ROFL
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I pronounce it 'gall' as in ball

eire is sometimes 'higher' (eire) or 'igher'

or arr, as in a farmers expression 'Oh 'aarr'

ya know? 'them be big cow pullers', and all that?

I say it like 'aarr'



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Old 03-21-2002, 01:20 PM   #12
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norn irish pple say everyting blunt....!

maddie we just cant speak properly yeeeeer ma! i hate the ppl who say that!!!
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Old 03-21-2002, 01:25 PM   #13
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wha like?

my ma is gonna dove ur da under over stupid stinky Lagan River and he can find a tralley to ship home 'an!!!!!!



only James Nesbitt can get away with our accents..........he represents all of us in one word.....
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Beezer liek!

rofl go here go here maddie http://speaknorniron.8m.net/

and here www.geocities.com/wehatespides *ahemmysite*
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rofl go here go here maddie http://speaknorniron.8m.net/

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