How to pronounce Cobh?

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Pronunciation of Cobh in Cork, Ireland

Cobh is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ k OH v ]
k OH v
key so very


Type of Name:

Name of Town

Origin:

Irish

Alternate Spelling(s):

Cóbh


Comments:

Pronunciation of Cobh in Cork, Ireland

Cobh is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ Kove ]


Type of Name:

Town in Cork harbour, south Ireland coast

Origin:

Iriish: early 20th-century spelling of 'Cove'

Meaning:

Not the dictionary Irish for a cove, so is a contrived spelling using 'bh' for 'v' as early 20thC Irish did not have letter 'v'

Additional Information:

This town was originally the Cove of Cork, then renamed Queenstown when Victoria visited it, and then reverted to Cove but with a made-up Irish spelling of the English word.


Comments:

Pronunciation of Cobh in Cork, Ireland

Cove
Co as in Comb
-ove as in drove

Cove :)

-bh makes a "v" sound in Irish, where the name came from.



Type of Name:

Name of Town

Origin:

Irish

Alternate Spelling(s):

Cóbh


Comments:

Pronunciation of Cobh in Cork, Ireland

Cove



Type of Name:

Town in Cork harbour, south Ireland coast

Origin:

Iriish: early 20th-century spelling of 'Cove'

Meaning:

Not the dictionary Irish for a cove, so is a contrived spelling using 'bh' for 'v' as early 20thC Irish did not have letter 'v'

Additional Information:

This town was originally the Cove of Cork, then renamed Queenstown when Victoria visited it, and then reverted to Cove but with a made-up Irish spelling of the English word.


Comments:

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