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Irish English....Diphthongs

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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!

coat, boat, stole, bowl, old, roll, toe, no
fear, hear, ear, beer, weir, mere, subsidiary
fumes, cute, you, newt, queue
face, raise, amazing, straight, hate
fine, behind, line, kind, eye, I, my, sigh
foul, about, flower, out, now, ouch!
foil, boy, toil, enjoy
truer, sewer, bluer, doer
one, wonder, worry, once
   

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Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age


Michael Harding
Noirin Bambury
Amy Callaghan
Sinead Tuttle


Co. Louth, Ireland
Co. Meath, Ireland
Limerick
Limerick

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

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