Càirdeal sounds almost like cordial.
That's how I always remember it too. Don't know if it's a common root or just a happy accident, but made it very easy to remember.
how on earth can you say in the tips that vowels in Gaelic hate each other and don't like to be seen together when virtually every word has two or more vowels together raoir, and all the ai, eu, ea, reoiteag... the combinations are endless!
It sounds as if the càirdeil pronunciation ends in "n",and I've listened to it several times
Yes, it sounds like càirdean even with volume up all the way.