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O O

The Gaelic o has three short and two long sounds. We've included some examples to help you identify these different sounds in Gaelic words.

First, the short o sounds:

o

bog

soft


o

toll

a hole


o

ochd

eight

Let’s now look at these examples used in short sentences:

àite bog

a soft place

toll beag

a wee hole

ochd bailtean

eight towns

Now, the long ò sound is represented by a grave accent ( ` ). There are two long ò sounds that can be heard in Gaelic:

ò

awe

òran

a song


ò

oh

mòr

big

Listen for the long ò sounds in these examples:

òran brèagha

a lovey song


òrd mòr

a big hammer