Why has 'bh' gone silent instead of making the V sound like it does in other words?
Between As, Os and Us bh/mh make a "W" sound, and between Es and Is it makes a "V" sound.
A stressed vowel followed by bh, dh, gh, or mh typically dispenses with the consonant sound and forms a diphthong instead.
I'm hearing the L pronounced with what sounds like a Y sound in English. Am I hearing this correctly, and if so, is this applicable to other L words as well?
L's are only pronounced with a 'y' after it, when next to 'i's and 'e's. Otherwise they arent.