"Scríobhann sé na focail sa leabhar nótaí."
Translation:He writes the words in the note book.
would i be correct to say that we should we able to hear the 'consan caol' sound in 'focail' so we can distinguish it from 'focal'
A slender consonant - one that is closest to a slender vowel. It should have a different sound than the broad version, though this speaker doesn't do that.