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  1. #1
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    Question Niamh/Neve Pronunciation??

    The name Niamh or anglicized Neve...


    how do YOU pronounce it???


    N + EVE or N-EV

    Long E vs. Short E ???? Or other?

    Thanks a bunch!
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  2. #3
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    The correct pronunciation of Niamh is either Neeve (one syllable) or Nee-iv (two), depending on what part of the country you are from.

    I've never heard it pronounced with a short e before, I don't think there's a legitimate pronunciation with a short e.


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    I think "nehv" is the American prn used by those who think that prn is better, or never heard Niamh prn correctly. I've only ever heard "neeve."
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    I know a few Niamhs and they all pronounce it "neeve" too

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    I pronounce it Neeve (one syllable)
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