Quick Pronunciation

Thèid a h-uile iarrtais eadar-theangachaidh air imrich a-bhos an-seo. Ma bhios thu seachd sgìth dhaibh, na rach ann an-seo.
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Quick Pronunciation

Unread post by MikeSz » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:45 pm

I'm trying to ascertain the correct pronunciation of the word for 'heather' - Fraoch. Unfortunatley it seems I'm getting a lot of Irish variations but not Gaelic. It's basically the 'ao' combination that's throwing me off in Gaelic (I'm more familiar with the Irish pronunciation).

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Re: Quick Pronunciation

Unread post by An Gobaire » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:33 pm

This online dictionary has sound files for all its words.

You'll find fraoch pronounced here. This is Lewis dialect.

http://www2.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/bb/bb.html#f
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Re: Quick Pronunciation

Unread post by GunChleoc » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:49 pm

The IPA symbol for this sound is an upside-down m [??]. You pronounce it like a long [u?], but it's unrounded - this means with straightened lips. Another unround sound is e.g. . Pull your lips into a grinning shape rather than a kissing shape.

If you don't know what to do with your lips, use a mirror and say oo ee and you'll see the difference.
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Re: Quick Pronunciation

Unread post by MikeSz » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:53 pm

Cool - the IPA helps out a lot!

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Re: Quick Pronunciation

Unread post by GunChleoc » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:56 pm

If you want more IPA with sound files: http://akerbeltz.org/index.php?title=Fu ... 3%A0idhlig :D
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