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Slender N Slender N

Let’s have a look at the slender N sound in Gaelic.

The slender N sound is made by pressing the tongue against the palate, and is made when the N occurs next to e or i in a word. The slender N can be heard in nigh (wash):

n

nigh

wash

nigh do làmhan

wash your hands

You can also hear the slender N sound in sneachd (snow):

sneachd

snow

bodach-sneachda

a snowman

Additionally, this can be heard in nead (a nest):

nead

a nest

nead beag

a small nest

And a final example is ìnean (nails):

ìnean

nails