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    Just listening to RTE 6.01 News read by Siun Ni Gearailt. She just cannot pronounce English to a standard acceptable to a national news service.

    First off: she "walcomes" us to "Six One Nooz", quickly followed by a reference to a "referendum compaign".

    Among the other legion mispronunciations: "taken hastage"; "Carlew" (the town in Co Carlow, I suppose); "weekand".

    It really is long past time RTE dealt with this butchery of pronunciation, by introducing guidelines on what presenters may not say. Or giving them elocution lessons. What might be acceptable on "Span" FM is quite simply a needless pandering to speech fashion on flagship public service programmes.

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    she is not dublin 4 so what ,she has a nice kerry accent ,and i say this as someone who isnt from kerry,have you heard sharon ni bholain mangle the english language?

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    Agreed. She has a history of it.

    (Though I suppose this site can hardly condemn her, given that most posters here cannot spell!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by peader odonnell View Post
    she is not dublin 4 so what ,she has a nice kerry accent ,and i say this as someone who isnt from kerry,have you heard sharon ni bholain mangle the english language?
    Who said she was D4? I'm going by what she's saying, not where she's from (it's not K4 by any chance, is it?). A nice accent is that of the lady (Claire) currently reading the sport (although she's just said Ort-Ee-Ee - ouch!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDave View Post
    Who said she was D4? I'm going by what she's saying, not where she's from (it's not K4 by any chance, is it?). A nice accent is that of the lady (Claire) currently reading the sport (although she's just said Ort-Ee-Ee - ouch!!)
    susan byrne and john finnerty are the best two with rte, you can hear very word, and brid og ni bhuchalla is the best as gaeilge, her voice turns me on no end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peader odonnell View Post
    susan byrne and john finnerty are the best two with rte, you can hear very word, and brid og ni bhuchalla is the best as gaeilge, her voice turns me on no end.
    I love SB's voice. And she's cute too: Google Image Result for http://tvpresenters.thetvroomplus.com/images-news/susan-byrne.jpg. I'd definitely take her out to dinner, even if only to hear her read the wine list!!!

    JF also excellent, but I wouldn't be as inclined to take him out to dinner.

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    BBC used to have an insistance on a certain accent but ditched that years ago.
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    It is her second language, in fairness...

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    She is a total fox, the pronunciation wouldn't worry me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    She is a total fox, the pronunciation wouldn't worry me.
    Yep, she could butcher a seal pup on TV and I wouldn't care, whatever about butchering the language...

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