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Leniting with F

February 2, 2011

Lenition is, pardon the pun, foreign to the English language.  Therefore it bears repeating:

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

Remember: when the F is lenited, FH is silent.

  • Tha i a’ dol dhan fhaclair. (AHclair) faclaire—dictionary
  • Tha i a’ dol dhan fheis. (aysh)  feis—festival
  • Tha i a’ dol dhan fheill. (EH-ill)  feill—sale

Today’s Listening: Can Seo (are you surprised!?) Episode 5, Part 2:

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