And it might be a long shot, but if you're familiar with IPA
, or have the patience to learn it, there might be references to what "phones" to use.
This Welsh orthography
might give some clues, with English approximations displayed on the side (though which English accent, I don't know
awen /auɛn/ or /aue:n/(former seems more likely than the latter):aw
is like English how
could be a short be
d or long he
y and n
et. But that's just Wiki, and gives approximations. I pronounce it as Heddwen says: AH-WEN (ah, when?
"Gwersi" is more complicated, with around 18 different possibilities. I'm not going to go through all
of them (you can see them on the Welsh orthography link above). And the extent to which different dialects might differ...
For me "gwersi" rhymes with "mercy", which probably doesn't sound anything like Heddwen's "GW AIR-SEE"
I've recently discovered all of this phonology stuff, hope you don't mind me indulging myself.
EDIT: I've just seen the Scottish orthography, so much more complicated. Maybe I should go for Welsh instead lol.