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"Slàinte, a mhàthair!"

Translation:Cheers, mother!

November 27, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tredontho

Are there good resources on pronunciation? Is 'mh' always a 'v' sound?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Coiseam

at the start of a word, always.
occasionally it's silent in the middle of words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosie200918

Yes, and another 'v' sound is 'bh'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Gaelic_phonology < Hope that helps ye.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoldenChance

There is a youtuber called "Gaelic witb Jason." In one of his lessons he explains the answer in detail. Short answer, no, neither "mh" or "bh" always make the v sound. But they do always make the v sound at the begining of a word


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrairieStar

Slainte, a mhathair


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jay656249

What is IRN BRU?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tredontho

A beverage produced in Scotland


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marty62203

So the "air" is completely silent? Weird.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tredontho

Hmm, I don't think it's silent. Are you thinking of the phrase "Slàinte mhath"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marty62203

I replayed it multiple times and heard only one syllable, and no "r" at all; only "vàth."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pete670519

Loosely put, it should be pronounced: "slaunche a vàhath"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JONSMITH101

In this case, it sounds like "vàherth" to me.

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