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"A bportán."

Translation:Their crab.

December 20, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdrich

Why is it not "his crab?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Because of the eclipse. a meaning 'his' lenites (a phortán)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyIrish-is4.me_

Then why is it not "A gportan?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aine-Ka

because 1) lenition doesn't work with g- and 2) g and p don't go together. the sounds have to be produced at the same place with your mouth, so p goes with b, c goes with g.

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