I proposed "sùilean" rather than sùil - would "big eyes" not be grammatically the same?
Nope, that would be 'sùilean mòra'.
you keep changing the goalposts with your lenites .Is it just to keep us on our toes
What is the extra sound between the words. Sounds like tha or maybe just a loud exhale?
This one is very hard to understand.
I think that's a lilt - throwing in extra vowels or syllables to make the rhythm or pronunciation work. It's been discussed elsewhere.
Isn't that an t-shùil mhòr?
UPD: yes, I have realized by now that, for some reason, the lenited s is not lenited in spelling, and I don't like it. Methinks, it should be corrected by regulation.
Oh is that why I keep getting these silent S's wrong? It's lenited but it's not lenited?That's well confusing.
This sounds, to me, like "fhuil" (blood) quite hard to tell the difference!