Who?Some of you are overstating the case. That Cork reporter Pascal Sheehy has a grand lilt.
No, it's actually DOON-LAY-RA.. if we want to be precise.."Doon Lowra" is the worst one for me. It's "Dun Leary"!!
O'Cuiv - I don't get. I presume it's put on.speaking of which - how come such true blue Dubs the Lenihan brothers and E. O'Cuiv have such rustic lilts?
How did she slip through the net! Don't you think you should judge on her news reading abilities rather than on what you associate her particular Irish accent with? Would you rather she feigned a different accent, or should such people simply not seek or be given employment in front-line broadcast media?There's a wee lassie reads the news in Irish sometimes. She's from the North
and I swear to God I duck everytime she comes on! Every single vowel screams " I know where you live "
Someone once told me that in England the accents of people from the Celtic nations (Scotland, Ireland and Wales) were perceived to be classless and, therefore, could be used without 'refinement'. The north of Ireland accent, however, they insisted was different. Apparently we have a British regional accent and the normal insistence on 'refinement' applies.Try Australia for accents. The mythology of a classless Australia really makes me laugh. It really does matter to speak with a soft Australian accent in the media.
Yeah, that's a neat reversal of the tendency by rustics* to affect a metropolitan accent to make themselves sound posh or whatever.speaking of which - how come such true blue Dubs the Lenihan brothers and E. O'Cuiv have such rustic lilts?