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Pronunciation of HEHIR

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Re: Pronunciation of HEHIR

Fr Bernard Hehir (View posts)
Posted: 1006507497000
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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