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Pronunciation of HEHIR

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Re: Pronunciation of HEHIR

Fr Bernard Hehir (View posts)
Posted: 23 Nov 2001 2:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
In New Zealand the name has been anglicised to one syllable, "hare". But it seems that in Ireland it was (and is) given two syllables with the accent on the first - "HAIR-her" .
A famous Irish sporting commentator, Michael O'Hehir, was invariably presented as "MEE-hawl oh-HAIR-her".
(N.B. In vocalising the "HAIR" syllable, leave out the "R" -- I simply cannot access with my keyboard the ordinary symbol for the phonetic indication of a short "e" !!)
Hope this helps.
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Heathco 19 Nov 2001 1:25AM GMT 
Fr Bernard Hehir 23 Nov 2001 9:24AM GMT 
Warwick Hehir 25 Nov 2001 3:20AM GMT 
jfloegel 25 May 2002 12:53AM GMT 
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