"How is your sweet?"
Translation:Conas atá do mhilseán?
Milseán is masculine, so it's not lenited after an.
But all nouns are lenited after do, regardless of gender. Mo, do and a (his) lenite. Ár, bhur and a (their) eclipse, or add n- if the word begins with a vowel. A (her) does nothing, or adds h- if the word begins with a vowel. None of this is affected by gender.
- mo mhilseán, do mhilseán, a mhilseán / a milseán
- ár milseán, bhur milseán, a milseán
m doesn't eclipse, so here's a word beginning with a letter that does:
- mo bhainne, do bhainne, a bhainne / a bainne
- ár mbainne, bhur mbainne, a mbainne
For a word beginning with a vowel:
- m'éan, d'éan, a éan /a héan
- ár n-éan, bhur n-éan, a n-éan
Because it says "how is your sweet", not "how are your sweets". In Ireland and Britain (where we call "candy" sweets), "sweet" is singular, and "sweets" is plural. milseán = "sweet", milseáin = sweets. Also, if you're on a Windows PC, you can get the fada by pressing the alt key at the same time as the letter you want to put it on.
Oh, my. It's difficult to know when to use the eclipsis and which variation of the eclipsis to use, b, h bh, m, mh!! Oh, my!!! It's beginning to get a little confusing.
mhilseán is an example of lenition, not eclipsis. Lenition is indicated by putting h after a consonant, and it modifies the sound of the consonant.
Words that start with m can't be eclipsed. Eclipsis involves placing a letter before the first letter in a word. The eclipsing letter replaces the eclipsed letter in pronunciation. Words that start with b, such as bean or buachaill or bord are eclipsed by m - leis an mbean, ag an mbuachaill, ar an mbord.