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"A bheil am mapa agad?"

Translation:Do you have the map?

February 10, 2020



Why isnt this "an mapa"?


If "an" is followed by a consonant that has a labial quality (uses the lips: b, f, m, p) then it changes to "am", anticipating/assimilating the next sound.

Actually this only applies to masculine nouns, since feminine nouns will change the first letter (b -> bh, f -> fh, m -> mh, p -> ph) after "an".

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