There is an explanation for why botal has 'am' and not 'an' here: https://learngaelic.scot/beginners/beagairbheag/grammar/article/index.jsp#screen2
am is used in front of masculine words beginning with the consonants b, f, m and p.
Impossible to remember!!
Masculine articles only
Am for BFMP only (big fat members of parliament)
Fantastic way to remember masc. Articles . Thnks
My answer wasn't accepted: "Am botal 's an leabhar" ... Is there a reason to disallow the abbreviation of "agus" here?
A leabhar is a "book", not a "baby" :)
Haha. Yeah, I was getting these two mixed up. Totally on me.
I used is instead of agus and it was counted incorrect
Sorry! I've added it now :)
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