"The men read."
Translation:Léann na fir.
I have not yet heard fir spoken... Is it pronounced as in the English word fur?
Because if it were pronounced as in the English word fear, it would need be written fír, correct??
It's not quite that straightforward - the sound of the slender r in "fir" isn't used in English, so you can't properly describe the sound of fir in terms of English words. Even with that, the vowel sound in Irish fir is not the vowel sound in the English word "fur".
You can hear fir pronounced in each of the 3 major dialects on teanglann.ie.