The English used in this article or section may not be easy for everybody to understand. (April 2017)
The introduction to this article does not have enough information for people unfamiliar with the subject.(April 2017)
Irish English is the dialect of the English language spoken in Ireland.
Accent[change | change source]
Vowels[change | change source]
- /ʌ/ as in "cut" or "run" is centralized and more rounded
- "any" and "many" rhyme with "nanny"
- /eɪ/ as in "rain" or "bay" becomes [eː] ou even /ɛ/ as in "gave" or "came"
- the distinction between /ɔːr/ and /oʊr/ is maintained ; hence "horse" and "hoarse" are pronounced differently