Alby (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 11:20 pm: ||
For all intensive purposes, are bh and mh the same? Even in combinations such as abh and amh? Amh seems more like a dipthong. Any help would be appreciated.
RobinF (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 11:41 pm: ||
I'm just a beginner, but my tapes do seem to differentiate between them only sometimes -- bhfuil and mhaith start with the same sound. At other times, one is v- and the other kind of vw-. Of course, I might be imagining things.
Is it a difference between slender/broad?
Fear na mBróg (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 04:27 am: ||
Yes, bh and mh are the same.
...although they are given a little extra function. Consider in English:
It's common knowlege in English that when a d and a g are written side by side like that, you've got a j sound.
In Gaeilge, their sometimes used to indicate dipthongs. Mar shampla:
You'll just have to learn to recognise them, or know them already, eg. receipt plumber debris.
Ed (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:33 am: ||
The phrase is "for all intents and purposes", Alby.