The short i in Gaelic has multiple distinct sounds, and a long ì sound with the grave accent.
Let's listen to the short i sounds:
The word sin is a useful one in Gaelic:
As with other vowels, the long ì is represented by an a with a grave accent ( ` ).
Listen out for the ì sound again in a short sentence:
Bread and butter.
Have another example of the long ì sound: