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See also: dh, DH, dH, and d. h.

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

dh’

  1. (nonstandard) Used after a (to) before a lenited verbal noun starting with a vowel sound.
    • 1938, Marie-Louise Sjoestedt-Jonval, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, p. 193:
      Ní raibh aon fhear óg uasal timpall ná go raibh ag tnúth le Máire Bhán a dh’fhagháil le pósadh, ach ní raibh aon mhaith d’aoinne bheith á lorg.
      There wasn’t any young gentleman around but that he longed to get Blonde Mary in marriage, but it was no good for anyone to ask her.

Scottish GaelicEdit

ParticleEdit

dh’

  1. Used for leniting vowels.

Usage notesEdit

  • If a grammatical rule demands lenition of words beginning with a consonant, eg when creating an infinitive or a past tense form, this particle is added as a prefix to words beginning with a vowel.
    snàmh — swim
    a shnàmh — to swim
    shnàmh mi — I swam
    òl — drink
    a dh’òl — to drink
    dh’òl mi — I drank