Pronunciation of bodhrán

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  • #37105
    johfal
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    Bodhrán I heard is pronounced bow ran. I thought dh had a y or a g sound. How does it get a w sound.
    Go raibh maith agaibh.

    #46485
    Onuvanja
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    In Connemara and Munster Irish the first vowel of the word is pronounced the same way as “ou” in “house”. In Donegal, it’s simply /o/. “Dh” and “gh” are pronounced as /É£/ or /j/ only at the start of the word. Everywhere else they tend to be silent or turn into diphthongs (vowels).

    #50701
    murphybridget
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    How it is that it is the back bone of Irish folk music?

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