Scottish GaelicEdit


analachadh m (genitive singular analachaidh, plural analachaidhean)

  1. aspiration
  2. lenition

Usage notesEdit

  • The use of analachadh for "lenition" is based on the similar use of the English term "aspiration" in the past. As this use in English is now considered incorrect (compare the different liguistic concepts of aspiration and lenition in Wikipedia), the use of sèimheachadh is preferred in modern Gaelic for "lenition".


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  • Black, Ronald. Cothrom Ionnsachaidh: A Chance to Learn Scottish Gaelic Grammar and Exercises Peebles, Scotland: Published by the author (2002), p.212.