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Is sean pronounced very differently from Seán?

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From what I've gathered on Irish pronunciation rules, 'a' would be a short 'ah' sound and 'á' would be a longer 'aw', but I haven't yet heard the pronunciation of 'sean' so I'm wondering if Ireland is full of blokes almost named 'old'.

3 years ago

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They are pronounced differently, yes. Here is sean is all three dialects

3 years ago

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I figured it had to be different but I was wondering how subtle (or not) the difference was. I'm glad it's as stark as I thought.

3 years ago
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