How to decline a potato!
You could just say, "No, thanks!" HaHaHa!
But if you want the real story check out the Wiktionary:
Scoot past Faroese to Irish. See the heading "Declension". Click on "Show" and VOILA! The mysteries of "práta" stand revealed. A table showing the full declension!
And it's not just about potatoes. Many of the Irish nouns included in the Wiktionary have a full declension table. Those that don't usually give you a hint or two to get started with.
Do you know of other great resources?
Bheadh na fataí nite, bruite, agus ite ag an gConnachtach sula mbeidís ráite ag an Muimhneach.
Tá an ceart agat a ghalaxyrocker, rudaí deacra 'sea iad na prataí i gCúige Mumhan, is minic a bhím ag déanamh machnaimh ar cheist an phrata agus a dhíochlaonadh. Go raibh saol fada gan chruatan an ghinidigh ar na Connachtaibh agus ar a sliocht.
In the absence of Irish immersion, I decided to have a go at your passage. My first ever real Irish translation. Really didn't know what to do with sliocht (is it a pun or something?)
Tá an ceart agat a ghalaxyrocker, You are right galaxyrocker (omg, galaxyrocker is lenited)
rudaí deacra 'sea iad na prataí i gCúige Mumhan, Potatoes are a hard thing in Munster
is minic a bhím ag déanamh machnaimh ar cheist an phrata agus a dhíochlaonadh. Often I reflect on the question of the potato and its declension
Go raibh saol fada gan chruatan an ghinidigh ar na Connachtaibh agus ar a sliocht. My you have long life without the hardship of the genitive in the Connachtman and in his lineage.
Corrections would be helpful and enlightening. :D :D :D :D :D
That's basically right, the last sentence is:
May the Connachtmen and their descendants have a long life without the hardship of the genitive (case).
I took a look and found my friend "Potato" joined by brioscáin phrátaí /potato crisps -- práta Spáinneach / spanish (sweet) potatoes -- arán prátaí/ potato patties and about 20 other possibilities. A wonderful resource; you could get lost in it for hours. Thanks.
Forvo, that's a great help with pronunciation. GRMMA! I started looking for a really long word to try to stump Forvo and came across this funny word building tree (and I would say they must all be "pending" in Forvo right now). :D
establishment -- bunaíocht
disestablishment -- díbhunaíocht
disestablishmentarian -- díbhunaíochtach
disestablishmentarianist -- díbhunaíochtachóir
disestablishmentariantstical -- díbhunaíochtachóireach
antidisestablishmentarianistical -- frithdíbhunaíochtachóireach
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