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Posted: 09 September 2019 06:10 PM   Ignore ]  
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I recently discovered that “smaoinigh” would be pronounced “SMWEE•chee” in Ulster. Is this perhaps because of an origin of a different regional spelling? And, either way, how does this affect the different pronunciations of the Ulster conjugation? I’m mostly relying on abair.ie for conjugation pronunciations, which has been very helpful, but this example seems like an exception. Thanks!

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Posted: 11 September 2019 11:54 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Rosie - 09 September 2019 06:10 PM

I recently discovered that “smaoinigh” would be pronounced “SMWEE•chee” in Ulster. Is this perhaps because of an origin of a different regional spelling? And, either way, how does this affect the different pronunciations of the Ulster conjugation? I’m mostly relying on abair.ie for conjugation pronunciations, which has been very helpful, but this example seems like an exception. Thanks!


You probably mean “SMWEENchee”.


Its spelling is smaointigh.

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Posted: 12 September 2019 11:35 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Oh, thanks!! 🍀🙂

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Posted: 13 September 2019 06:31 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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I’ve often also seen it spelt as ‘smaoitigh’ (imperative) and ‘smaoitiú’ (verbal noun), though these forms aren’t mentioned in O’Dónaill.

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