'sy

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'sy (triggers lenition except of t, d, çh, s, and sh in masculine nouns. Changes initial s to t or th and initial sh to çh.)

  1. Contraction of ayns + yn
    'neen 'sy leighdaughter in law
    Ta carrey 'sy chooyrt ny share na argid 'sy sporran.A friend in court is better than money in the purse.
    Va dooinney ny hassoo 'sy dorrys.A man stood in the doorway.
    T'eh cur queig thousane punt harrish e laue 'sy çhiaghtin.He turns over five thousand pounds a week.