b'

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bˠ/ (before (fh)a, (fh)á, (fh)o, (fh)ó, (fh)u, (fh)ú)
  • IPA(key): /bʲ/ (before (fh)e, (fh)é, (fh)i, (fh)í)

Particle[edit]

b’

  1. Apocopic form of ba
    B’fhearr liom cupán tae.
    I’d prefer a cup of tea.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form is used before words beginning with a vowel or fh followed by a vowel, except not before the pronouns é, ea, í, iad.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
b’ bh’ mb’
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Particle[edit]

b'

  1. Alternative form of bu

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form is used before words beginning with a vowel or fh followed by a vowel.