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Geadh

Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 15:39
by OakWyse
:shrug: Can someone help me with the best pronunciation of Geadh in Scots Gaelic? Thanks.

Re: Geadh

Posted: 27 May 2012, 15:16
by Eoin Dubh
Oakwise,

It depends on the meaning. Geadh meaning an iron rod or gèadh meaning goose or goose egg. To break it down for gèadh, g - (as in gate, get), è - as a long a, a - (short, as in bat, hat, etc.; long, as in gate, mate, etc.), dh - gh and y (gh as the ch when in contact with a). So gaach for gèadh and gahch for geadh.

I am not a native speaker. This is just my interpretation from "A Gaelic Grammar" by George Calder, 1990 by Gairm Publications.

Micheal

Re: Geadh

Posted: 24 Aug 2012, 23:10
by treegod
There could be several different pronunciations, depending on dialect (that's not certain). I'll go look at what my textbook suggests. My own response was to just say "ge"; there's something at the back of my mind that says <dh> can be silent, but that could be wrong. This warrants an investigation. :)

If you know anything about phonetics then this might help.