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?
Just an interesting tidbit, but in Munster it's ana-, not an-. And, because of this, it lenites everything.
As Prionsias says, an- lenites nouns and adjectives that start with b, c, f, g, m, p
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)
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.
Oh, OK. Could you use the IPA thing then. And do all dialects do it?