"TáimaglabhairtnaGaeilge."

Translation:I am speaking Irish.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/khmanuel
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The light slowly dawns, one thin ray at a time.

3 years ago

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Na Gaeilge - because its genitive feminine, right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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Right.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DiarmuidOS

I don't quite understand how this genitive feminine lark works just yet, but I'll persevere :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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The definite article is an for all singular nouns, with the exception of singular feminine genitive nouns, for which it’s na. (The definite article is na for plural nouns of both genders and all cases.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

Could someone please explain why things go into the genitive with the verbal noun? Is there a guideline or set of rules to make it easier to learn?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

If you think of the very literal translation of ag labhairt as "at (the) speaking" then the use of the Tuiseal Ginideach becomes a little bit more obvious - I am at the speaking of Irish

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Note that a verbal noun’s object only goes into the genitive when it follows the verbal noun.

1 year ago
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