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pronounciation of "tá sé an-fhuar"

tá sé an-fhuar

The "fh" of "fuar" seems to be silent. I have looked over one or two web pages on eclipsis, and have not really figured this out. Is this an example of eclipsis?

August 3, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Just an interesting tidbit, but in Munster it's ana-, not an-. And, because of this, it lenites everything.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

Taw shay on ooer. It isn't eclipsis, but leniton.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

In writing. In speech <l> and <n> often get lenited too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

What does that sound like? Could you spell it phonetically?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

I could use the IPA or the Celticist's transcription. Can't do it in English because ofttimes, the sounds don't exist (this is a huge issue when trying to describe the difference between broad and slender consonants)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

I'm not sure what that means lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

The IPA and Celticists's transcriptions are a way to transcribe sounds. Going back to English is difficult because most of the times the sounds don't exist... Which is why very few Gaelscoileannaí speakers use broad/slender consonants.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

Oh, OK. Could you use the IPA thing then. And do all dialects do it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

I suggest reading this comment. Then going here and here and matching the symbols to hear it from native speakers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/an-bealach-fada

Taw shay an-ah ooer.

Yes, the "fh" is silent. I'm not sure about eclipsis, however.

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