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From Old Irish bodar.



  1. deaf
    Cha vel fer erbee cha 'bouyr as eshyn nagh jean clashtyn.
    There is none so deaf as he that will not hear.
    Hug eh cleaysh 'vouyr dou.
    He remained irresponsive to my entreaties.
    Hug mee cleaysh vouyr da’n irriney.
    I closed my ear to the truth.
    T’eh bouyr as balloo.
    He is deaf and dumb.
    T’eh cho 'bouyr as clagh.
    He is as deaf as a doorpost.
    T’eh red beg 'bouyr.
    He is slightly deaf.


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bouyr vouyr mouyr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.