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December 23, 2012 1:16 PM Subscribe
How do you say Henry Ireton's last name?
posted by Jehan to Writing & Language (8 answers total)
Henry Ireton, the civil war general, regicide, and Cromwell's son-in-law, has a lastname which maybe isn't as obvious to pronounce as it looks. I think I've heard it spoken a long time ago, but can't remember how it was said. Can you help?
I've written below a few different ways it could be said, so please choose which one is right, or at least which one you've heard. Feel free to correct any mistakes in the IPA.
1. ['aɪərtən] — "Ayertun" (that is, the first syllable rimes with "fire")
2. ['aɪrətən] — "Ayratun"
3. ['ɪrɪtən] — "Irritun"
4. ['ɪrətən] — "Irratun"
5. Some other way not listed (please say how)