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Awesome, so pink is called "whitered" in Irish. I love this kind of logical and easy to remember words. lol
Because bean is a feminine noun, and adjectives following feminine singular nouns are lenited.
Why is bean "lenited" to bhean? I will admit, I have never heard the term lenition until I started using this site, so I would be happy if you could explain it.
Singular feminine nouns in the nominative case are lenited after the definite article. I'm not aware of any particular reason for this, it's just how things are done in Irish.
I don't understand what nominative case means. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and there were examples, but no examples of sentences that were NOT in the nominative case, so I couldn't pinpoint what was special about them.
Sentences aren’t in a particular case; nouns, pronouns, and adjectives can be. For example, “he” is in the nominative case, but “him” is in either the accusative case or the dative case. A noun or pronoun in the nominative case usually indicates the subject of a sentence.
In Irish, nominative basically means that it is not genitive or vocative (so not possessing/modifying another noun or being directly addressed) and also not the object of a preposition.
If you learned irish in school, you were probably told like me that the word takes a séimhiú (shae_voo), which means the same as 'the word is lenited'
Wikipedia says "á" should always be pronounced [ɑː], but she is pronouncing [oʊ]. Why?
Because in this speakers dialect, they differentiate between a broad bh (bho, with a "w" sound) and slender bh (bhe with a "v" sound).
In Munster Irish bh has a "v" sound for both broad and slender
The consensus is that the current speaker is from North Connacht. So she sometimes uses spoken forms that don't reflect the written standard that Duolingo is teaching.
I think it's a regional thing, I know in Connemara it's more a w sound but in Munster I would pronounce it like a v.
Yeah, my last name in Irish is Mac an Bháird. And the bh is a w sound = Ward.