I recently discovered that “smaoinigh” would be pronounced “SMWEE•chee” in Ulster. Is this perhaps because of an origin of a different regional spelling? And, either way, how does this affect the different pronunciations of the Ulster conjugation? I’m mostly relying on abair.ie for conjugation pronunciations, which has been very helpful, but this example seems like an exception. Thanks!
You probably mean “SMWEENchee”.
Its spelling is smaointigh.