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Thread #31829   Message #3796961
Posted By: Dave Rado
22-Jun-16 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Barge of Gorry Crovan / Gorrie Crovan
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Barge of Gorry Crovan / Gorrie Crovan
I've just been listening to the recordings linked to from this thread, and with the exception of The Corries, all of them pronounce "hubhan," phonetically speaking, as if it were spelt "huvan" - but The Corries pronounce it, phonetically speaking, as if it were spelt "hovan." (So The Corries pronounce "hbhan" and "hubhan" identically to each other, whereas none of the other singers do).

Are both pronunciations correct (e.g. due to different regional dialects of Gaelic) - or have the Corries mispronounced it?

Dave