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Chart of Common Irish Mutations

Basic Consonant Lenited Form Eclipsed Form
 p  ph (pronounced f)  bp (pronounced b)
 t  th (pronounced h)  dt (pronounced d)
 c  ch (pronounced kh)  gc (pronounced g)
 b  bh (pronounced v)  mb (pronounced m)
 d  dh (pronounced gh)  ng (pronounced n)
 g  gh (pronounced gh)  ng (pronounced n)
 f  fh (silent)  bhf (pronounced v)
 m  mh (pronounced v)  no eclipsed form
 s  sh (pronounced h)  no eclipsed form

Source: Diarmuid ó sé and Joseph Sheils, Teach Yourself Irish. xviii.


 

 

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