marko830 wrote: »
Title says it all – my teacher spells it "laethiúil" in her notes, but every dictionary I can find spells it "laethúil". I'm guessing she's wrong and that this is just one of the few examples where caol le caol doesn't apply, like in laethanta?
Crusty Jocks wrote: »
ligature of 'ae' is treated as a broad vowel. it's not a case of an eisceacht/exception or few examples, there are many, as you correctly point out laethanta, ask her why it is isn't 'laethianta saoire'...I wouldn't do it in front of the class but maybe grab her attention after a class and ask rather than tell. 'laethúil' is very common, students may be misspelling this in exams...worth highlighting it to the teacher.