Pronunciation of interesting words

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Pronunciation of interesting words

Unread post by caiptean » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:15 pm

Hey guys :) It's been a while,

I just need some quick help with a couple of words that I can't figure out how to pronounce to save my life.

mnà

cnoc

maidne

I don't know how to pronounce the mn, cn, and dn clusters.

Tapadh leibh!



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Re: Pronunciation of interesting words

Unread post by akerbeltz » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:17 am

Math d' fhaicinn a-rithist!

Cnoc is in the Faclair Beag

In general, there are also two detailed guides on my resource site which cover most eventualities.

That aside, mnà is fairly regular - /mrãː/. Maidne is a little irregular - or you could just argue the dn cluster is so rare it's essentially irregular. In any case, it's /madNʲə/ (broad d usually) though many speakers use madainn both for the nominative and the genitive.

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Re: Pronunciation of interesting words

Unread post by caiptean » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:31 pm

Ahh Math fhèin, tha e agam a-nis. Tapadh leibh :)

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Re: Pronunciation of interesting words

Unread post by Níall Beag » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:04 am

caiptean wrote:Ahh Math fhèin, tha e agam a-nis. Tapadh leibh :)
iPhone, is it? Gotta love that auto"correct" ;-)

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