(urth) lots of stuff
ryan at liftingfaces.com
Mon Jul 12 18:20:43 PDT 2010
On Jul 12, 2010, at 5:47 PM, António Pedro Marques wrote:
> John Watkins wrote (12-07-2010 22:33):
>> All of the speculation and mystery make me consider "Father Inquiry" as
>> a possible pun? (Assuming it's "in-ee-rey" rather than "in-ire-ay" or
> I suppose the default pronunciation is ['fAT at rI'naI at r]. Does this look like something else mistranscribed?
> The 'father' part is more or less established, unless 'father' itself is an enlgish transalation of a misheard original.
> 'Inire' itself doesn't seem to offer many possibilities. ['InIri], [I'ni at r], [InI'r at I]?
> ['] stresses the syllable following it
> [I] short i
> [@] the uh sound in -er
> [i] long i
> [T] th
I've always assumed it's pronounced:
FAH-thur in-AYr (aka father-in-ire)
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