Irish Word a Day - Lámh - Hand

lámh

hand


With Article (Singular)

an lámh
the hand

Example Sentence

Ghlac mé a lámh.
I held her hand.

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Posted Feb 05 2017
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Irish Word a Day - L??mh - Hand « Join Martin wrote Irish Word a Day - L??mh - Hand « Join Martin
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jaicmac wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Lámh - Hand
on Thu, Feb 5 2009 20:00

Tá an leabhar ar thaobh do láimhe deise.

(The book is at your right.)

becky3086 wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Lámh - Hand
on Thu, Feb 7 2013 14:26

I can't seem to get this pronounciation. It sounds like 'low' or 'loag' or 'loaf' but I am never sure which one.

Caoladóir wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Lámh - Hand
on Wed, Feb 5 2014 17:41

A bhecky3086,

I might be able to help you, although, with that, the caveat that I am neither a language teacher nor fluent in Irish.

The sound which you are finding difficult to reproduce is one which is familiar to native speakers of English as well as Irish from Ulster: the "ow" sound.

While most of the English speakers of the world pronounce the "ow" in "how now brown cow?" as o followed (naturally, you might think) by a w; in Ulster it is o followed by a y.

As a result when somebody from Ulster says "now" it sounds more like "nigh", as in "the end is nigh".

If you take this and apply it to the rest of the words in the above phrase, you get "high nigh brine kigh".

Now try again but, in place of the vowel sound ih which comes after the initial consonant and before the final y, use uh, i.e. "h-uh-y" instead of "h-ih-y"

And finally, make the same sound but preceded by an l.

I hope that works for you.

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