"The peach and the sweets are in the fridge."
Translation:Tá an phéitseog agus na milseáin sa chuisneoir.
Hold up can someone tell me why its an pHéitseog but not na mHilseáin ... Basically i want to know why there isnt a h is milseáin
The h is called a séimhiú in Irish, or "lenition" in English.
In the nominative case, Feminine nouns (like péitseog) are lenited after the singular definite article an.
Milseáin isn't lenited because it isn't feminine, and even if it was, it doesn't come after the singular definite article an, it comes after the plural definite article na.
Peitseog is a feminine noun, and feminine nouns are lenited after the singular definite article an. Masculine nouns like milseán are not lenited after an. (The rules for the genitive case are different, but you don't need to worry about them for now).
Singular possessive adjective mo and do lenite both masculine and feminine nouns.
ins an is an older, dialect, form that has been largely replaced by sa (sa doesn't lenite words that start with d, t or s, a nod to its historical n ending).
I imagine that "in san" is a mis-spelling of ins an
As I (try to) explain all these crazy rules about lentition to my friends they all start laughing and saying, "oh... that's why you're like that! Obviously it's just an Irish brain thing!"
Apparently I make up all sorts of 'rules' for why things are suppose to be a certain way... "shirts and skirts should be hung up that way because they have one opening in the bottom, but pants and shorts should be hung up this way because there are two openings at the bottom (one for each leg). When it's a 'skort' it should be hung up like a skirt in this situation, unless its a cotton fabric, in which case it should be hung up like shorts/pants." (I don't actually have a 'rule' about that, but that's the type of thing people are referring to.)
Trying to learn Irish I am starting to understand why people don't always find my quirkiness as charming as I seem to think it is. Sometimes it goes way past a charming quirk to straight up annoying.