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Lenition (Séimhiú) in the Irish Language

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

Initial consonant Lenited form Pronunciation
p ph f
t th h
c ch kh
b bh w (broad), v (slender) *
d dh gh *
g gh dh *
f fh silent
m mh w (broad), v (slender) *
s sh h

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

For more information, see:

Lenition (IGTF)

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