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When Is ‘dh’ pronounced like ‘y’ in Irish words?  Think ‘a Dhia’ and ‘a Dhiarmaid’ Posted by on Oct 6, 2015

(le Róislín) We recently looked at some Irish words that start with “gh” followed by “e” or “i,” and noted that the “gh” now sounds like “y” as in “year” or “yet” (nasc thíos).  In other words, nothing like a “broad” Irish “gh” (as in “a Ghráinne” or “a ghort“), and, needless to say, nothing…

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