Pronounciation of the modh coinníollach (conditional)
So I was looking for some pronunciation resources/guides to help me with this question. Would the conditional and the imperfect tenses be pronounced identically here? :
According to An Teanga Bheo: Gaeilge Chonamara,
f sa schoinníollach
Fuaimnítear f sa choinníollach mar a dhéántar san fháistineach.
*3ú uatha: bhrisfeadh (bhriseach), d'ólfadh (d'ólthach), ligfeadh (liceadh)
I left out the bit about the saorbriathar.
And here's what it says about the f in the fáistineach:
Sa 3ú uatha fáistineach, réimniú 1, is mar leana a fhuaimnítear f:
(/h/ ar lorg l, m, n, r: ólfaidh (óltha)
/h/ idir gutaí: suífidh (suíthe)
díghlórú ar b, bh, d, g, mh: féadfaidh (féata), ligfidh (lice), scuabfaidh (scuapa)
tostach ar lorg c, ch, p, s, t, th: caitfhidh (caithe), ceapfaidh (ceapa), feicfidh (feice)
Whoops, my mistake — I was looking at the wrong paragraph of that Wikipedia article in my last reply to jackmchugh12. The /x/ sound was describing the sound of -dh in the imperfect, conditional, and imperative verbal conjugations. The /h/ sound was for -f… following vowels or sonorants in the future and conditional verbal conjugations.
Been there, done that. I really wish, however, they'd make a real good study of a Connemara Theas dialect (Carraroe, preferably, since that's where NUIG's An tAcadamh is). There is a lot that's different, at least in the way of pronunciation and synthetic/analytic (for example, Ó Siadhail and De Bhaldraithe both show Cois Fharraige as using analytic forms, but An Cheathrún Rua definitely uses almost solely analytic)