I thought that 'woman' is 'bean', but here it's 'bhean'. Why it's not correct?
When you put 'an' before something, the word usually takes a 'h', or something else depending on the word/situation. I can't quite remember the rest, it's been years since I've been learning Irish
Thanks, I already found the rule - when the word is feminine and the article 'an' is placed before it, then the word is lenited.
Lenited meaning what?
the initial consonant is followed by an "h"
go maith => go han mhaith (very good)
Is there any trick to knowing whether a word is masculine or feminine?
Does adding an 'h' to the word change pronunciation?
Yes, it does, in this case it will sound like [an van vah] and not like [an ban mah]. Notice that 'mhaith' is lenited, its original form is 'maith'.
what about an bhean go maith ? I've been told mostly additives require "go"
That is a different sentence and it is missing "Tá" at the beginning.
An bhean mhaith = The good woman
Tá an bhean go maith = The woman is well.
This is super helpful! Thanks!
Where did you find that rule?
I am confused... in the previous lessons the answer to 'the woman' was 'an bean' why does it now have a h?