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How do you say quay in Irish?

For examply, Quay, which was mentioned in the very first post would be pronounced Kay by someone with a strong Cork accent. Sliabh is pronounced SHLEE-uv around here, unlike the Sleeve in much of the country (similarly, Niamh has two syllables, unlike the one it has in the northern part of the country.

How do you say the word Quay?

“Quay” was originally pronounced KEE, and that’s still the preferred pronunciation (it was once spelled “key”). Some dictionaries give only that pronunciation, though in American English two variant pronunciations are recognized as standard: KAY and KWAY.

How do you pronounce quay in Canada?

Queens Quay It’s pronounced “Queen’s KEY.”

How do you pronounce Quy?

Surname linked to the village of Stowe-cum-Quy in Cambridgeshire….Pronounce Names.

Pronunciation: ‘WE’ – rhymes with see
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Type of Name: First name
Gender: Male

How do Australians say Quay?

Quay is traditionally pronounced as ‘key’ in Australia, as in Circular Quay it is pronounced “Circular Key”. “kway” is an americanisation added later.

Why is a quay called a quay?

It’s not an aqua parking lot. It’s called a quay. The English spelling of this word was originally key, and that’s one way to pronounce it even today, an alternative to “qway.” Quay comes from the Old North French cai, “sand bank.”

Is the T in Toronto silent?

This “T” is not intended to be silent. Pronounced correctly, our city’s name sounds so rich and elegant but, when the second T is left out, it sounds slangy, common and cheap.

Why is the K in Etobicoke silent?

The Etobicoke name with its bizarre silent “k” is derived from the Ojibwe word “wadoopikaang,” which is used to refer to a place where alder trees grow.

What is wharff?

1 : a structure built along or at an angle from the shore of navigable waters so that ships may lie alongside to receive and discharge cargo and passengers. 2 obsolete : the bank of a river or the shore of the sea.