Well, Irish, like many of the Celtic branch languages is spelled like it sounds. Many of the “silent letters” are really combinations that produce a singular sound. I have to go to my Welsh language to reference this for you. For example, ch, th, dd, rh, mh, ph, ll, to name a few are all letters unto themselves. The “th” and “dd” in Welsh differentiatese the voiced “th” sound and the unvoiced. Example, there and bath (ddere and bath…if you adopted the consonants as appropriate.) I know this is not really Gaelic itself but there are enough similarities between Welsh (Cymru) and Irish (Gaelic) that this would not make a difference.
Creoso ac Afflau!
Gasoline: As an accompaniement to cereal it made a refreshing change. Glen Baxter