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From: david and kate ferris <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] What is "Old Machar"? <sigh>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 19:06:21 +0100
For what it's worth - from an original Aberdonian now living with Gaelic
speakers - how about - Ma Haar ??
At 18:57 05/04/01 +0100, Sara Thomas wrote:
>Dorothy, I think you've got the wrong person --- I was (to some
>extent) defending your description, namely that of the vowel!
>Is there a way of reproducing the International Phonetic Alphabet in
>an email? Then people who couldn't read the IPA could take it to
>somebody local who knew what the symbols meant.
>Off the top of my head 'machar' would I think be:
>syllable stress mark; m; written a (i.e. not printed a, as here);
>x or Greek chi (a long x); upsidedown e; r or upsidedown r with a
>little circle under it (=unvoiced).
>Correct me somebody!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Dorothy Nicassio" <>
>Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 3:55 PM
>Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] What is "Old Machar"? <sigh>
>> It is the way it sounds to my not so good American ear. Sorry
>> isn't that precise. Hopefully someone will come up with a better
>> explaining the pronunciation so we can all learn....Dorothy
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