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Pronunciation: Bh and Mh

Are they both pronounced like V ? Or is Bh is more like F?

December 3, 2019

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[deactivated user]

    It depends on the word, if it's initial/medial/final, and the region (dialect), but generally they are both pronounced like English "v". There is a guide to pronunciation that Cambridge University put together:

    https://cuhwc.org.uk/page/unofficial-guide-pronouncing-gaelic

    The section titled "Those pesky BH, DH, GH and MH" should be what you are looking for.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ollie-Benson

    Tapdh leat, a HyaSky! And thanks Nikhil3 for asking this!


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