Does the phrase mean 'She drinks milk before the woman drinks milk', 'She drinks milk in front of the woman', or both?
Both. Applies to both space and time.
Thanks, was wondering this!!
No worries. And here's your lingot. I don't think owls need clothes :)
Before she drinks the woman? How do we distinguish?
How do you distinguish in English?
Why is there an m before bean?
Because bean is eclipsed in this situation. That is because of the preposition riomh + article + noun = eclipsed noun.
It is just one of the specialties you have to handle when you want to learn Irish
What sound does "mb" make? I know that "mh" makes a "v" sound. Is it the same?
As the name suggests, an eclipsing letter completely covers the eclipsed letter, so mbean is pronounced as though it was mean.
(ng is a little more complex).
This video may be helpful.
Thanks! Another question, very simply when will there be an eclipse?
There are a number different things that cause eclipsis - in this case it's the combination of the simple preposition roimh and the singular definite article an.
The Tips & Notes for the Eclipsis skill describe the 4 most common conditions that give rise to eclipsis.
Arent 'before' and'in front of' the same thing
This is a list of eclipses
As an irish student you just roll with it
So "mbean" is basicallly pronounced like English "man" (with a litttle palatal onglide), right? If so, I find this amusing.
Why is there an M in front of bean? Really confused!!!
Because one of the triggers for Eclipsis is certain simple prepositions and the singular definite article, an.
ar an mbord
ag an gcailín
leis an gclub
I réad thís as, She drinks milk before her. Since that was not correct, I am curious how that would be written?
roimh an mbean is very clearly "before the woman", not "before her".
I had the correct answer