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Consonants without vowels next to them.

Are Irish consonants not surrounded by any vowels broad? Or what are the rules for broad/slender consonants? I just want to make sure that I get the pronunciation right.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TanagerMoonmist

... but all consonants have at least one vowel next to them? They don't necessarily have to be surrounded by them. Do you mean like for example T in "banaltra" when it's between two other consonants? Then the whole cluster is either broad or slender.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TruantEnt

Yeah like the T, thanks that makes sense.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michelleemoran

Could you give an example?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TruantEnt

Corcra, dearg, snámhaim scíorta. There are probably more, i just don't know them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

But the cluster still has a vowel next to it. In corcra, it's a broad one. In scíorta the first one is slender (so, use the slender "s" and "c") and the other is broad, etc.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TruantEnt

Thanks I guess I just didn't realize that there were clusters of letters.

4 years ago
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