Is this word pronounced the same in all Irish dialects?
I'm not sure there's a single word that is the same in all dialects.
Perhaps bí is. ;*)
Would the same term be used for a police or military captain (I'm assuming this refers mainly to a ship captain)?
Am I hearing things, or is the final "n" pronounced slender? I thought the "ae" combination is considered to be broad?
Is the pronunciation slightly unusual because this word is imitating an English-language word?
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