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Labial
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Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
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Plosive
pʲʰ pʷˠʰ bʷˠ     t̪ʰ d             kʲʰ ɡ ɡʲ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  mʷˠ       n̥ʲ n̥ˠ             ŋ ŋʲ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
            ɾ̊ʲ ɾ̊ˠ ɾʲ ɾˠ                                
Fricative
ɸʲ ɸʷˠ βʲ         s   ʃ       ç   x ɣ             h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
  l̪ˠ l̥ʲ l̥ˠ                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
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Front
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Near-back
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Close
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Selected languages: Irish
UPSID number: 2001
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Indo-European, Celtic, Goidelic
The languages has 69 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Irish is spoken in the Western Isles northwest and southwestcoasts, Galway, part of Mayo, Kerry, Donegal, Ireland. The voiceless nasals and liquids can be interpreted as clusters with /h/.
Sources: Mhac An Fhailigh, E. 1968. The Irish of Erris, Co. Mayo. Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin. Sommerfelt, A. 1964. Consonant clusters or single phonemes in Northern Irish. In D. Abercrombie, et al. (eds.), In Memory of Daniel Jones. Longmans, London: 368-73. The Christian Brothers. 1905. Aids to the pronunciation of Irish. M. H. Gill and Son, Dublin.