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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011 9:41 pm 

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The sound is actually somewhere in between a "th" sound and an Irish soft "r",

According to what I hear and to what has been transcribed by several linguists, it is simply [ð] or [θ], ie. just as the 2 English "th" sounds.

As I understand it, that pronunciation is spreading to some other parts of the Gaeltachd and to second-language learners, because the Lewis dialect is used in a lot of teaching materials, but it is not universal.

I know and that's why I said it was Lewis :) . Actually I think it is used in Harris and in Uist too.

Is fearr Gaeilg na Gaeltaċta ná Gaeilg ar biṫ eile
Agus is í Gaeilg Ġaoṫ Doḃair is binne

PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2012 12:05 am 

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CaoimhínSF wrote:
hollyogden wrote:
So how would I pronounce seanmhair? Thanks guys

The pronunciation would be roughly "SHENN-uh-vur". Although that extra "a" that I showed above in an older form of the spelling (seanamhair) is no longer written, it is still pronounced.

Thats really interesting alhough in the Irish standard we write sean-Ghaeilge in Munster we still have the a
Seana-Ghaodhaluinn or Seanamháthair

Is Fearr súil romhainn ná ḋá ṡúil inár ndiaiḋ
(Amhlaoibh Ó Súilleabháin)

Please wait for corrections/ more input from other forum members before acting on advice

I'm familiar with Munster Irish/ Gaolainn na Mumhan (GM) and the Official Standard/an Caighdeán Oifigiúil (CO)

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