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SGR SGR

Let’s have a look at how the consonants sgr are pronounced in Gaelic.

In Gaelic, sgr has two distinct sounds, depending on whether it occurs next to a broad vowel (a, o, u) or a slender vowel (e, i). The broad sgr can be heard in sgròb (a scratch):

sgr

sgròb

a scratch

The broad sgr sound can also be heard in sgrùdadh (an investigation):

sgrùdadh

an investigation

deagh sgrùdadh

a good investigation

The slender sgr can be heard in sgrìobh (wrote):

sgr

sgrìobh

wrote

sgrìobh mi litir

I wrote a letter

The slender sgr can also be heard in sgriubha (a screw):

sgriubha

a screw

sgriubha bheag

a small screw