iodalach93 wrote:Kevin I think I understand what you mean: it seems that the Cois Fhairrge dialect drops h-sounds when in the middle of a word, and the neighbouring vowels are fused together. Yet, I don't know if that happens only in the Cois Fhairrge dialect or also in other variants of Connacht Irish.
I don't have my copy of Modern Irish to hand right now, but I think that (along with the phonemicisation of the distinction between /aː/ and /ɑː/) might be a specifically CF development.
The Irish-language Wikipedia article on Connacht Irish says of the dialect of Connemara:
Sa chanúint seo, ní dhéantar bór de bóthar, ach ina dhiaidh sin féin tá sí iontach cosúil le Gaeilge Chois Fharraige.
That is apart from deletion of medial /h/ (and /xˊ/, e.g. droichead > draed), the two varieties are "surprisingly similar".