"The teacher fights with the parent."

Translation:Troideann an múinteoir leis an tuismitheoir.

September 21, 2014



Why is it that it is leis instead of le with a noun like this?

September 21, 2014


Because le is being followed by the article an. Irish really doesn't like two vowels coming together, so you get leis an.

September 21, 2014


Ok, but why isn't it "lena" instead of "leis an"?

November 22, 2016


lena is used with a not an

November 22, 2016


Thank you, always helpful :)

November 23, 2016


Lenition appears to be optional for tuismitheoir here: why?

February 20, 2015


In standard Irish, as well as in western and southern dialects, preposition + singular article is the environment for eclipsis, not lenition . So, according to the rule, it should be 'leis an dtuismitheoir'.

But this does not happen here, because d and t are not eclipsed in this case. If I am not mistaken, only Munster dialect is occasionally an exception to this.

April 3, 2015


Thanks for the explanation so far. What exactly triggers the exception? The usage of 'leis'?

October 4, 2019


I want to know this, too, because I wrote 'thuismitheoir'. Still got it right, though. Just confused as to "Why?" now.

March 8, 2015


Because in Ulster Irish you lenite after 'preposition + singular definite article'. So it'd get lenited, but 'd' and 't' wouldn't get eclipsed in the same situation in the standard.

March 9, 2015


In Ulster you lenite after 'leis an' but 'dntls' still apply so 'leis an thuismitheoir' should be incorrect.

July 15, 2015


That's why parent-teacher meetings are always behind closed doors.

November 17, 2017


...bheith idir bás agus beatha.

February 21, 2017


Can i get a story for this sentence?

May 8, 2017


Why doesn't tuismitheoir eclipse following leis?

September 6, 2018


I can't report "i should have gotten this wrong!" I put "na thuismitheoirí" because i misread the sentence.... Was i correct in some way i'm not aware of?

May 15, 2015


For some issues getting it totally wrong is still accepted as right as the difference is small enough: "na" could be a typo of "an" and adding an "í" at the end of "thuismitheoirí" is again just one letter off, which makes this acceptable as well.

So, no, you were not correct, DL just closed both eyes ;-)

No doubt we all compensate that with omitting a "the" every now and then, where the translation is basically correct, but not from a linguistic point of view 100 % on target.

May 16, 2015


Does the use of "leis" in this sentence imply that the parent is male? Would "Troideann an múinteoir léi an tuismitheoir" be considered correct if the parent in question happened to be female?

July 26, 2018


When le comes before a definite article (either an or na), it becomes leis. This leis is NOT the prepositional pronoun leis.

Troideann sé le Pól - "he fights with Paul"
Troideann sé liom - "he fights with me"
Troideann sé leat - "he fights with you"
Troideann sé leis - "he fights with him"
Troideann sé léi - "he fights with her"
Troideann sé leis an tuismitheoir - "he fights with the parent"
Troideann sé leis na tuismitheoirí - "he fights with the parents"
Troideann sé lena thuismitheoir - "he fights with his parent"
Troideann sé lena tuismitheoir - "he fights with her parent"

September 22, 2018


no. Leis in this case means with IT M/F.

September 6, 2018


Shouldn't tuismitheoir undergo eclipses because of "leis an"?

September 3, 2019

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Only in Munster Irish. In the Caighdeán and in Connacht Irish, d and t are not eclipsed after preposition + an.

September 3, 2019


Did not accept "leis an dtuismitheoir" which is correct in Munster Irish yet it seems to accept "leis an thuismitheoir" which is correct in Ulster?

I've reported it but it seems the course should just teach the caighdeán or else include every dialect.

October 10, 2019
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