[Spellyans] Box

ewan wilson butlerdunnit at ntlworld.com
Tue Oct 12 20:25:39 IST 2010


The Scottish Gaelic pronunciations I have heard seem to alternate between
'Kish-chyi'  and 'keesh-chyi' depending on the speaker. I'm not sure if it's 
a dialectical thing or idialect. Maybe Ken has a better idea?

Excuse the non IPA sound guide!!

Ewan.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Box


> On 12 Oct 2010, at 10:06, Ray Chubb wrote:
>
>> Would that be a long or short vowel?
>
> Irish "ciste" [ˈkʲɪʃtʲə] 'fund, treasury, kitty' has a short vowel.
>
> Irish "císte" [ˈkʲiːʃtʲə] 'cake' has a long vowel.
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