'am

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A representation of the pronunciation of ham by a speaker whose dialect lacks the voiceless glottal fricative or transition ([h]).

Noun[edit]

'am ‎(plural 'ams)

  1. Nonstandard form of ham.

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ɑːmˠ/, /ɑmˠ/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /amˠ/

Pronoun[edit]

’am ‎(emphatic ’amsa)

  1. Galway form of agam: first-person singular of ag

References[edit]

  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 88.
  • Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1977, Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge: An Deilbhíocht, 2nd edition, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 298.