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RR & R RR & R

Let’s have a look at how to pronounce the R and RR sounds in Gaelic.

The R sound, when it occurs at the beginning of a word, is pronounced like “rr”, and can be heard in rìgh (a king) and ròn (a seal):

r

a rìgh

a king

ròn

a seal

This sound is also made by the double R, such as in geàrr (cut) and bàrr (top):

rr

geàrr

cut

bàrr

top

bàrr nan geug

top of the branches