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“Gaeilge” pronunciation in Ulster
Posted: 08 September 2019 03:27 PM   Ignore ]  
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I’ve noticed that in Ulster Irish, “Gaeilge” is pronounced two different ways: “GAY•lik” and “GAY•lig•uh.” I thought that this must be a sub-dialectical difference, but, while listening to “Barrscéalta,” the same woman said it both ways in her speech. Umm..? What am I not getting? Can anyone help? Thanks!😊

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Posted: 09 September 2019 12:41 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Rosie - 08 September 2019 03:27 PM

I’ve noticed that in Ulster Irish, “Gaeilge” is pronounced two different ways: “GAY•lik” and “GAY•lig•uh.” I thought that this must be a sub-dialectical difference, but, while listening to “Barrscéalta,” the same woman said it both ways in her speech. Umm..? What am I not getting? Can anyone help? Thanks!😊

Irish nouns are declined for case.
So it is not a matter of different pronunciations but of different word forms: Gaeilig and Gaeilige.
First is nominative case,  the second is genitive case.

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Posted: 09 September 2019 05:55 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Oh! Thanks! Okay.👍🏼

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