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Pronunciation (or not) of f in verb endings

  • 29-01-2023 12:13am
    Registered Users Posts: 27 EveryoneKnowsNobodyCares

    What's the rule for pronouncing the f in -f(a)idh, -f(e)ar, -f(a)inn, -f(e)á, -f(e)adh, -f(e)aimís, -f(e)aidís, -f(a)í, etc in the various future and conditional verb endings? I believe it's not pronounced at all and that there are exceptions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 940 ✭✭✭ An gal gréine

    In Ulster and Connacht the tendency is to keep that 'f' quiet, whereas in Munster they're quite fond of pronouncing it.

    The only rule is that you insert it in the written form (with a few exceptions like 'rachaidh mé -I will go)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭ deirdremf

    For me the only exceptions are the briathar saor - déanFar in the future, and dhéanFaí in modh coinníollach.

    Other people might pronounce the F in other places, but it sounds really strange, like a learner's mistake. And there are places where it isn't pronounced even in the briathar saor.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 EveryoneKnowsNobodyCares

    Late coming back here. Míle buíochas a chairde!