Language name: IRISH
UPSID number: 2001
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Indo-European, Celtic, Goidelic
This language has 69 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.132170057 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: pW-h pJh bJ tDh dD kJh gJ kh g tS dZ PW- PJ BJ S C x gF mW- mJ nD NJ N l- hl- lJ hlJ hr[- r[J hr[J h I "e a U "o I~ "e~ a~ U~ "o~ i: e: u: o: a_: i~: e~: u~: o~: a_~: j w bW- lD- @i @u i@ u@ th d s nJ n- hnJ hn- n_ r[- l_
Comment: Irish is spoken in the Western Isles northwest and southwestcoasts, Galway, part of Mayo, Kerry, Donegal, Ireland. The voiceless nasals and liquids can be interpreted as clusters with /h/.
Source(s): Mhac An Fhailigh, E. 1968. The Irish of Erris, Co. Mayo. Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin.
Sommerfelt, A. 1964. Consonant clusters or single phonemes in Northern Irish. In D. Abercrombie, et al. (eds.), In Memory of Daniel Jones. Longmans, London: 368-73.
The Christian Brothers. 1905. Aids to the pronunciation of Irish. M. H. Gill and Son, Dublin.

Report a bug