Tapadh leibh, a Mhicheil ... tha sin gle fheumail ...
What about 'Alba' ... does that have a "helping vowel" sound [aLa] as well?
Michael Bauer wrote:
> >Is there a rule for when you add an unwritten vowel sound in speech.
> yes. any l n r followed by b bh ch g gh m mh results in a helping
> vowel in a stressed syllable, also m + l r s ch
> the second vowel is usually an exact copy of the first except if it's
> a slender consonant group or m + l r s ch where the 2nd vowel is [i].
> [E] is usually followed by [a] except in Lewis where it's [E], so in
> your examples:
> ainm [Enam]
> sealgair [SELag@r'] or [SELEg@r']
> A few other words have "irregular" helping vowels (in the sense that
> the environment is unusual for it to appear) but they are rare, most
> common ones are:
> calpa [aLa]
> glaschu [as@]
> ulfhart [uLu]
> onfhadh [OnO]
> forfhais [OrOh@S]
> le meas
> Am Měcheal Eile
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