§ 279. At the end of words, ḃ an ṁ are sounded like v.
|cliaḃ||(klee- ăv), a basket, cleeve|
|duḃ||(dhuv), black, black-haired|
|follaṁ||(fuL- ăv), empty Connaught, (foL- ăv)|
|láṁ||(Lauv), the hand|
|naoṁ||(Naev), a saint, Connaught, (Neev)|
|talaṁ||(thol'- ăv), land, soil|
§ 280. In Ulster ḃ and ṁ broad, at the end of words, are usually pronounced w; thus, the well-known sentence:
d'iṫ daṁ duḃ uḃ aṁ ar neaṁ
(deeh dhov dhuv uv ov aer nav)
(deeh dhou dhoo oo ou er nou) in Ulster
This was the sentence quoted by a anti-Irish Irishman to prove that no one should learn the language full of such strange sounds. The sentence was specially constructed for the purpose. I means, "a black ox ate a raw egg in heaven"!
as in English