I get this wrong every time. I can't hear anything other than Mhathair.
I agree with TamaraMoff4 - female voice is saying Mhathair surely
Definitely saying mhathair
I agree with the others -- the voice is saying mhathair not bhrathair
I agree with the other learners. The speaker isn't pronouncing the "r" in "bhràthair"
I get this wrong most of the time as the Mhathair and bhrathair sound so similar.
I agree. I listened to it a dozen times over and I can NOT hear That first 'r' in bhrathair.
If there is a pronunciation difference between "mha" and "bhra" then this speaker's dialect doesn't seem to distinguish it.
I protest! One cannot hear the "R" at the beginning of "bhrathair" so it sounds like mhathair.