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  5. "Is toil leam Alba."

"Is toil leam Alba."

Translation:I like Scotland.

December 5, 2019



Why does Alba sound like 'Aliba'?


It's to do with the lb combination in tandem with the vowels. It causes something called epenthesis. If you think of a silent letter as being there in writing, but not in speech, this is basically the opposite. What you get is a sort of vowel echo sounding like an A or a U.

So All-uh-puh or All-ah-puh

The Gaelic word for film (fiolm) also does this. Fiolm is pronounce fil-uhm

A similar thing happens in Scots dialect with the words warm and film.


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