'barr dorais' top of A door
'dath an tí', 'hata an fhir' the colour of THE house, the hat of THE man/ the man's hat
I hope that clears up the misunderstanding.
Ah, completely. Thanks very much.
leis an turas chuig an gcistin anraith = with his journey to the soup kitchen?
Not sure about what happens 'anraith'.
Nothing, as it happens.
This is a great site for grammatical forms of words:
Thanks again. 2300 words down; lots of grammar checking and 700 words to go.
Just checked that site. I was putting ''Más rud é go bhféadfaidh sé anraith a fháil, shíl sé, bheadh sé beo go ceann lá eile.' (if it was a thing that he could get soup, he thought, he would live for another day'.)
But having looked at the site it should be 'Más rud é go bhféada sé anraith a fháil, shíl sé, bheadh sé beo go ceann lá eile.'??
A quick question for anybody out there: does the gender of the noun matter at all in the plural?
So far it seems that the adjective qualifying a noun must also be plural - e.g. laethanta deacra.
Does gender play any role in the interaction between adjectives and nouns in the plural?
I did a bit of googling and found this:
"Séimhiú ar aidiacht i ndiaidh ainmfhocail san uimhir iolra a chríochnaíonn ar chonsan, m.sh. capaill mhóra, crainn ghlasa; consan lom ar aidiacht i ndiaidh ainmfhocail san uimhir iolra a chríochnaíonn ar ghuta, m.sh. buachaillí dána, cailíní breátha"
Basically, if the noun ends in a consonant in the plural, the adjective gets a séimhiú. If it ends in a vowel, no change. Never actually knew this myself!
That must be because of the consan caol more so than the consonant itself.
Yeah, caol+séimhiú seems to be the pattern throughout the language.
But only if the consonant is preceeded by an "i", i.e. if it is a narrow consonant.
I can't even think of any plurals that end in a broad consonant tbh.
Irish has no gender in the plural Aodh, for historical reasons.
Actually in older Irish (circa 1900) the plural could affect the adjective beyond the slender consonant + lenite rule of today.
In the genitive plural you had eclipses:
mná na stocaí mbána.
In the dative singular as well:
Chuimhnigh sé ar an sparán agus ar an bhFear nDubh
Really helpful for old books!
Also watch out for the dative plural:
leis na fearaibh - with the men
It's basically always (nominative/normal singular) + (a)ibh.