chapter  Chapter 3
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Initial mutations

ByNancy Stenson

Initial mutations are a pervasive part of the grammar of Irish, so much so that they are likely to be found in even the simplest of sentences. This chapter describes the pronunciation and spelling changes associated with each mutation and the examples provided introduce a few of the contexts where these mutations are found. Other mutation triggers will be described in later chapters as the structures in which they appear are presented.