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    #1

    How to pronounce "Seanio"?

    I know Sean is pronounced like Shawn, but how to pronounce Seanio?
    Thanks very much!

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    Re: How to pronounce "Seanio"?

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    Re: How to pronounce "Seanio"?

    It would also be helpful if you explain what Seanio is suppose to be or represent. Is Seanio a name for a person?

    Percy
    Last edited by PHenry1026; 03-Jul-2014 at 07:11.

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    Re: How to pronounce "Seanio"?

    "Seanio" is not an English word. "Seán", note the accent on the "a", is an Irish Gaelic name corresponding to "John" in English.

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    Re: How to pronounce "Seanio"?

    If 'Seanio' is a proper noun, it's pronounced the way the person pronounces it (if it's a person's name), or the way the locals pronounce it (if it's a village, etc.)

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    #6

    Re: How to pronounce "Seanio"?

    By the way, the correct pronunciation of "Seán" is not "Shawn" it's closer to "Shaun". More "au" as in "caught" than "aw" as in "lawn".

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    Re: How to pronounce "Seanio"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    More "au" as in "caught" than "aw" as in "lawn".
    I say them the same - the open o, as in port (non-rhotic).

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    Re: How to pronounce "Seanio"?

    I pronounce Shawn, Shaun, Sean and shorn (past tense of to shear) exactly the same in BrE.

    Incidentally, I notice you still haven't corrected your personal information.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 01-Jul-2014 at 17:32.
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    Re: How to pronounce "Seanio"?

    I don't, perhaps because I lived for a long time in Ireland and I study the Irish language, I pronounce "Seán" shorter. Unfortunately I don't do phonetics but I would say it's closer to "shone" (past tense of shine) but "drawled".

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