1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Irish
  4. >
  5. Is sean pronounced very diffe…

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reggaelizard

Is sean pronounced very differently from Seán?

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'.

March 4, 2015

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reggaelizard

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.

Learn Irish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.