|From:||Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 12, 2004, 20:36|
From: "Steg Belsky" <draqonfayir@...>
> Anyone know why Scottish Gaelic accents go "\" and Irish Gaelic ones go
> "/" ?
Scots Gaelic does use acute accent for <e> and <o> to indicate a mid-high
quality, as opposed to mid-low for grave, which is the default lenth marker.
This may have been discontinued in the orthographic reforms of the 1970s.
> Btw, does Scottish also pronounce broad |dh| as /G/ like i was taught
> Irish does?
Yes, and <th> is /h/, just as in Irish. Lenis /d/ only becomes /D/ in Welsh;
it becomes /z/ in Breton.