that raises a question i've had in the back of my head - /s/ in Gaelic (irish and scots) surrounded by a narrow vowel like /i/ is pronounced /ʃ/. Granted that Welsh is p-gaelic and those two are q-gaelic (or the other way round?) - i was thinking the same rule would apply. But it doesn't seem consistent. is there a rule for figuring this type of thing out, or is it each word for itself?