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Let’s look at the sound the vowel e makes in Gaelic. The short e has three distinct sounds, which we shall cover here. There is also a long form of the vowel with a grave: è, which has two distinct sounds. Listen to the examples, don't worry too much about understanding the phrases: just listen to the sounds.

Let's listen to the short sounds, on their own and within some Gaelic words:

e

dheth

off


e

le

with


e

càite

where

Now let’s look at the long è, again represented by the grave accent ( ` ). There are two distinct long è sounds:

è

glè

very


è

gnè

where


Tha seo glè mhath!

This is very good!

E on its own takes on a long sound:

e

Tha e

He / it is