Leann reminds me of what beer does to people.. turns them into leannies (loonies)
Nice tip! I've been using the mental image of people leaning drunkenly to remember this one.
Can the "a" before "bheil" be dropped, at least in informal speech?
In informal speech yes
Does anyone know anything about the origin of the word "leann"?
From Old Irish linn (“drink, liquid; brew, ale, beer, intoxicating drink”).
I was wondering the origin of leann, too. Because "leanabh" means "baby". And "Cuilean" means "puppy".
Is it weird that I find 'are you wanting' good English but 'I am wanting' not?
It says a beer. Why isn't it an leann? I am confused as to when to use an or am and when to leave it out.
An or am is the. So an leann would be Are you wanting THE beer.