Tuesday 25 October 2016

Watch: Australian and British Girls attempt to pronounce Irish names

Published 07/04/2015 | 08:50

Less than 48 hours after the Americans at Buzzfeed attempted to pronounce Irish names, Irish YouTuber Clisare got her Australian and British friends to attempt some even harder ones.

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Australian YouTuber Louna Maroun managed names like Aoife and Saoirse (with some work) but British YouTuber 'IckleNellieRose' (Ellen) had a bit more difficulty, especially with names like Maedhbh.

"There's too many consonants in this name... Have I cracked it? Is it like English words but with extra consonants?"

Louna, who has an Irish boyfriend with an Irish-language surname, managed some names a bit easier but stumbled across 'Cathal'.

"F**k this language, seriously!"

Ellen had a good sense of humour about it, adding "to all the Irish people watching... I just want to apologise for butchering all your names".

A Father Ted reference even appears near the end, with Ellen asking "Is that Ted? Ted and Dougal?" while looking at Tadhg and Domhnall.

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