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Going to…with lenition

February 2, 2011

 Continuing with words that lenite after dhan:

  • If the noun following dhan starts with b, c, f, g, m, or p, it is lenited.

When  C lenites to CH, it is like the German iCH, sort of a hard H pronounced far back in the throat:

  • Tha sinn a’ dol dhan char. (car—car) cahr
  • Tha sinn a’ dol dhan chladach. (cladach—shore) clahdahch
  • Tha sinn a’ dol dhan champa. (campa—camp) cahmpuh
  • Tha sinn a’ dol dhan chidsin. (cidsin—kitchen) ceed-shun

Feel free to use Dwelly’s to find more nouns beginning with b, c, f, g, m, or p to practice a’ dol dhan + lenited nouns.  Post them in the comments.  Use different pronous (mi, e, i, iad, thu, sibh) and use past tense (bha).

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  1. Renea permalink
    February 2, 2011 1:50 am

    Tha sinn à dol dhan eaglais a nochd.

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