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How to Pronounce “S” in Irish

The “S” letter is pronounced in two major ways in the Irish language:

  • Broad S which sounds like “ssss” in English
  • Slender S which sounds like “shhh” in English

Watch the video for an explanation of how you can tell the difference.

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