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How are passive endings pronounced?

Like cuirtear, cuireadh, cuirfear. Would it be tear in the present, as in to tear something up; a, or I think I've heard someone say uck for the past, and fir or far for the future?

How would these be pronounced in different dialects?

September 10, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

To quote from An Teanga Bheo: Gaeilge Chonnachta:

13.4 An foirceann -adh (saorbhriathar) -adh = /u:/ de gnáth sa saorbhriathar caite, réimniú 1: deirtear casadh (orm é) mar casú, briseadh (é) mar brisiú agus mar sin de. Uaireanta bíonn -/əv/ in áit -/u:/ i gCois Fharraige.

I réimniú 2 -dh = /v/: deirtear ceanníodh mar ceannaíobh

I believe Donegal pronounces them all as '/u:/. As for -tear, I don't think I've heard it pronounced "tear", but more like "ter". Here's one by a native Connemara speaker.

http://forvo.com/word/labhra%C3%ADtear/

Ad the future:

13.6 f sa saorbhriathar fáistineach

I gCarna f = /f'/ de ghnáth sa saorbhriathar fáistineach, réimniú 1; e.g. in brisfear, ligfear (gan díghlórú), ólfar. /f/ leathan a bhíonn ann corruair.

I gCois Fharraige is minic a fuaimnítear an f mar a dhéantar sa 3ú uatha; i.e. deirtear brisfear mar brisear, ligfear mar licear agus mar sin de. Uaireanta bíonn /a:/ sa bhfoirceann: briseár, liceár.

I réimniú 2 f=/f'/ i gCarna: deirtear ceannófar mar ceannóifear. I gCois Fharraige foirm gan f is cointianta: ceannár.

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

I'm having a hard time understanding this, like the letters in the slashes and that. Thanks for the reply though :)

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

It's the IPA, if that helps.

September 10, 2015
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