On Tue, 26 Jul 2005 10:02:15 -0400, Ph.D. <phil@...> wrote:

> I don't think Irish is a good candidate either. To someone who's never
> studied the language, it looks as though the spelling is quite random.
> But there are rules, quite a few of them. Although there is room for
> improvement in the spelling rules, applying the rules generally yields
> the correct pronunciation. Take a look at "lenition" for such digraphs
> as "mh."

Thank you. That's helpful to know.

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