Scottish Gaelic from English
How can I learn what words are feminine and thus requiring lenition in the adjective before I miss them in practice?
There isn't an easy way, but if you don't mind a little reading, Akerbeltz has a few pages in Beagan Gràmair that might help.
Beagan Grammar contents:
One page is called "How to gender a noun"
The other two are separate pages for Masculine and Feminine Nouns:
There is also a page on lenition here:
Finally, Akerbeltz has two downloadable pdf files with noun + adjective patterns for definite (includes "the") and indefinite nouns. There is a pattern file for traditional/conservative forms and for normal/colloquial:
Apologies if I have not been able to show these all as links, but the paths should work if you cut and paste them.