Great sentence!! Threw me right off :)
"Madra an chait" would be good too, wouldn't it?
same here! You'd think I'd have got it seeing as before it I had answered "the man's cat"!
Why is it the man of the cat and not just man of the cat
In tips and notes of this section, it was explained that the article is used only once in irish, but twice in english (quote below):
"The definite article (in this case an) is used only once in Irish, where it is used twice in English."
It sorta makes sense: the genitive implies that you are referring to something definite, so you don't need the definite article. (My reasoning)
The author may be alluding to the well-known fact that cats adopt people and not vice-versa ;)
Particularly true in Dwarf Fortress. :D
Why is the genitive of cat "chait" here, whereas it was "gcat" in previous questions?
It’s the genitive of “the cats” that would be na gcat.
Thank you, I'd somehow missed that before I read your post.
now that is just confusing aha
Why isn't it fear na chait?
The most helpful answer to that question will depend on why you think it should be fear na chait. What is there about "the cat's man" that prompted you to use na rather than an?
Thanks. I googled every permutation of cat's/cats'/man's/men's and it helped. Except for cat men= fir chait .....