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Let’s have a look at how the consonants cn are pronounced in Gaelic.

It is worth noting that the Gaelic sound cn can vary by dialect. This sound can be heard in cnoc (a hill):

cn

cr

cnoc

a hill

cnoc àrd

a high hill

The cn sound can also be heard in cnapach (lumpy):

cnapach

lumpy

brochan cnapach

lumpy porridge

The cn sound is also heard in cnàimh (a bone):

cnàimh

a bone

cnàimh briste

a broken bone

A final example of the cn sound can be found in cnò (a nut):

cnò

a nut

cnò chruaidh

a hard nut