glè lenites the following word wherever that's possible - the tips for Pets explains it.
why shnog rather than snog?
why don't we pronounce /ʃ/ phone?
Snog has a broad 's', so shouldn't it be pronounced?
The broad letter s has a /s̪/ sound; /ʃ/ is a slender s. But shnog begins with sh, which in this instance doesn't have a sound.
im wondering why is the thing. i understood that broad 's' lenites and slenderises to the same phone /ʃ/ (and the slender 's' lenites to not being pronounced, eg, Hamish/Sheamais)
is this mistaken?
What's all this broad and slender stuff about? I've not seen it mentioned before.