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pronounciation of "tá sé an-fhuar"

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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/galaxyrocker

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

August 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

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

August 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

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

August 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

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

August 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/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)

August 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

I'm not sure what that means lol

August 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

August 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

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

August 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

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

August 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

Thanks

August 8, 2015

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

Taw shay an-ah ooer.

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

August 8, 2015
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