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Leniting B, C, G, M, and P with a’

March 14, 2011

  Continuing with the verb to sleep, here are examples of the following rule:

With b, c, g, m, and p, an becomes a’ and the following noun lenites:

  • Tha iad a’ cadail anns a’ bhan. (Ha EE-it uh- CAH-dl AUNS uh VAHN.)  They are sleeping in the van.
  • Tha i a’ cadail anns a’ chill.  (Ha ee uh-CAH-dul AUNS uh cheel.)   She is sleeping in the cell or church.
  • Tha sinn a’ cadail anns a’ chroit.   (Ha sheen uh-Cah-duh AUNS uh chroich.)  We are sleeping in the croft.
  • Tha e a’ cadail anns a’ bhotal. (Ha eh uh CAH-duh AUNS uh VOH-tul.)   He is sleeping in the bottle.
  • Tha iad a’ cadail anns a’ chrogan.   (Ha EE-it uh CAH-duh AUNS uh chrogun.)  They are sleeping in the jar. 

These last two, clearly, have nothing to do with my attempt to find examples of lenited words, but my attempt to include all genies, who do in fact sleep in bottles and jars!

We left off with Can Seo Episode 9 Part 1.  Hopefully, everyone is reviewing the previous episodes.  You can never get enough listening.  We now move on to Episode 9, Part 2.  A bheil an tacras ort?  (A VHEIL ahn TAH-crus orsht?)  Are you hungry? (Technically, is the hunger on you?)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Renea permalink
    March 14, 2011 9:02 pm

    Oh Hello!!
    Glad to see you.

    I have received my Can Seo book. Hope all is well with you!

    • March 14, 2011 11:43 pm

      Hello, Renea! Thank you. I’m kind of excited that you have the Can Seo book! You got it on amazon, right? I should get myself one. I just found an audio/print book package of Gaelic tales that arrived last week, and my alarm is now set to go off to the CD playing stories in Gaelic, lol!

      • Renea permalink
        March 16, 2011 5:10 pm

        Glè snog 🙂 That sounds wonderful.

        I usually wakeup to the “braveheart” sound track, .. but…. Alas
        This morning wouldn’t ya know it accidently got switched to my son’s Arabic
        word lessons. What a way to wake up. 🙂

      • March 17, 2011 3:49 am

        ‘S toigh leum Braveheart cuideachd!

  2. Renea permalink
    March 19, 2011 9:31 pm

    Ceart ! I did get it from amazon.
    What are these Gaelic tales you have found? 🙂

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