On Thu, 23 Jul 92 11:25:57 BST Caoimhin P. ODonnaile said:
>> surely you can't use iolair as an example of an i-glide. The stress is
>> on the i, not on the o (which is obscure) in my dialect.
> I did a quick survey of the "Sgitheanaich" in the computer room and they
>disagree with you.
>The Scottish Gaelic for "eagle" is "iolair", pronounced ['jul@r] or
>['jul@r@]; the Irish Gaelic is "iolar", pronounced ['olar], with open 'o'.
The IG word I use for "eagle" is "fiolar" (standard Modern IG = "iolar"),
which I have heard in normal speech pronounced both as a short "i" sound
followed by broad "l" [fil@r] (forget the "o"), and as a "ju" [f'ul@r]
("o" > "u" dominant). The _Foclo/ir Po/ca_ recommends [il@r].
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