"The girl writes on the paper with the pen."

Translation:Scríobhann an cailín ar an bpáipéar leis an bpeann.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/coreyhus
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Is there a pronunciation difference between bpeann and bean? I haven't yet heard any audio for a sentence using bpeann.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mathsft

I have always heard bpeann rhyming with the English word town or similar to the -awn in pawn.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Yes, that would likely be the case in Munster Irish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnfm8
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Southern Connacht dialects too, right? To my understanding Munster diphthongizes short a before nn while southern Connacht lengthens it (so bpeann would be like beabhn in Munster and beán in southern Connacht).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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Yes, I’d expect /aun/ from Munster and /aːn/ from southern Connacht.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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No, they sound the same.

EDIT: They do sound different in Munster Irish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/khmanuel
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It isnt really like the English word "bean", is it? Isn't it more like the Irish word "ann" with the English word "be" in front of it? Sort of like the English word "meow" with a "b" at the beginning and an "n" at the end?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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I took coreyhus’ question as comparing bpeann to the Irish word bean rather than to the English word “bean”.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edwinmagni

Can anyone explain to me why here paipear takes a b after an but in the previous sentence it didn't? 'Leann na buaichailli an paipear'. It would be much appreciated.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arrikis1

It's because of ar not because of an

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AzzyDassler

A noun takes uru when it is preceded by a combination of a preposition and a definite article. So, here it is ar + an + bpaipear, that is preposition + definite article + noun. As you can see, there is no preposition in Leann an buachailli an paipear, so no uru is needed.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL
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It's never quite that straightforward with Irish. While many of the simple prepositions cause an urú after an (the singular definite article), some, such as de, do, i and idir don't.

preposition+plural definite article doesn't trigger any initial mutation in the following noun.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JudyMarieS1

i exxpected lenitan after ar i.e. ar an phapear leis an bpeann

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julie91367

I expected the same: Why is there an eclipse instead of a lenition at the word " páipéar"? An answer would be highly appreciated

1 day ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL
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After certain prepositions + an the following noun is eclipsed - therefore ar an bpáipéar and leis an bpeann. (ag an, ar an, faoin, leis an, ón, roimh an, thar an, tríd an, um an).

https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ga/Eclipsis/tips-and-notes

22 hours ago
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