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I I

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:

i

sin

that


i

ist

shoosh

The word sin is a useful one in Gaelic:

Tog sin!

Lift that!

As with other vowels, the long ì is represented by an a with a grave accent ( ` ).

ì

ìm

butter

Listen out for the ì sound again in a short sentence:

Aran agus ìm.

Bread and butter.

Have another example of the long ì sound:

cìr

a comb