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    "Concerning Pre-aspiration
    It signifies the placing of an h-like sound before certain consonants. Voiceless consonants (t, c, p) are usually pre-aspirated when they follow a stressed vowel. Pre-aspiration takes the form of voiceless breathing /h/ before each of the consonants. It may be realized as a 'ch' especially before c."
    So, I repeat what I said above - "mac" in Gaelic is always pronounced with a pre-aspiration of the "c" i.e. "machk"' A terminal "g" is always pronounced "k".
    Hence "Mach(k)-Yanreek"

    Alan
    Last edited by neloon; 8th October 17 at 12:01 PM.

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    Thanks

    How did you learn all that? Ive wanted to for a long time! Go you for knowing, and studying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle Beast View Post
    How did you learn all that? Ive wanted to for a long time! Go you for knowing, and studying
    I'm a Scot I live in Scotland That helps!

    Alan

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    Allen Henderson, a Scot, pronounces it the beginning of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT_G...&feature=share. Perhaps, it's vernacular as well.
    Mark Anthony Henderson
    Virtus et Victoria - Virtue and Victory
    "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." - Douglas Adams

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