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Irish English....Triphthongs

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Please note: the words and symbols below refer to the British English sounds. They
are only provided for comparison.  Many of the Irish sounds are quite different!




  fewer, cure, "I knew a man"
slower, mower, Goa, "go a mile", "sew a shirt"
shower, hour, power, sour, "how are the boys?"
hire, higher, liar, fire, buyer, diagram, "Why are we here?"



Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Michael Harding
Noirin Bambury
Amy Callaghan

Co. Louth, Ireland
Co. Meath, Ireland

Nov 24, 2000
Nov 24, 2000
February 12, 2001




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