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chan /xaN(j)/ Listen
m.-fh.
no, not

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Leniting negation; chan before vowels and fh, cha before consonants.



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Leniting negation; chan before vowels and fh, cha before consonants.  The -n fuses onto a vowel or fh and strengthens to /N/ or /Nʲ/ according to the broad and slender distinction:
chan àrdaich mi /xa NaːRdɪç/
chan òrdaich
mi/xa NɔːRdɪç/
chan ùraich
mi/xa NuːRɪç/
chan èist
mi/xa eːʃdʲ/
chan ith
mi/xa ɪç/

chan fhàg
mi/xa Naːg/
chan fhill
mi/xa iːLʲ/

Blocked lenition with dentals (dntls):
cha dùin mi
cha naomhaich mi
cha tuig mi
cha leig mi
cha seas mi

Note that in some Hebridean dialects, especially Lewis, cha lenites all consonants except for dntls in irregular verbs:
cha dhùin mi vs. cha dàinig mi
cha dheasaich mi vs cha dug mi



Beachdan nam fileantach/Fluent speaker judgements: 223
Chan eil mi eòlach air an fhacal seo idir / I don't know this word 0 %
Tuigidh mi am facal seo ach cha chleachd mi e / I know this word but don't use it 0 %
Tuigidh is cleachdaidh mi am facal seo / I know this word and use it 100 %