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Eclipsis in the Irish Language

This table shows how a word is affected by eclipsis. If a word begins with a letter not listed below, it is not changed.

Initial consonant Eclipsed form Pronunciation
p bp b
t dt d
c gc g
b mb m
d nd n
g ng ng *
f bhf w (broad), v (slender) *

* See the section on pronunciation for an explanation of this sound.

smiley Tip: When there's an unpronounceable consonant pair at the beginning of a word, usually only the first consonant is pronounced.

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