Why does ‘cluastuiscint’ not get a ‘h’ like ‘léamhthuiscint’?

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    tedcrilly
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    Mártan Ó G
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    In compound words the second word generally takes a ‘h’ like in léamhthuiscint (léamh + tuiscint).

    This ‘h’ is blocked in cluastuiscint because of the Dentals Rule which means you can’t put a h on a d, t or s if it’s proceeded by a d, t, l, s or n.

    Google Dentals Rule Irish for more info.

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