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Bhean and fhear?

I am new to the Irish course and I'm currently loving it - congratulations on graduating from Beta, by the way! - but I noticed something in the description of the first lesson of Basics 1. It says 'bhean' and 'fhear', instead of the 'bean' and 'fear' actually taught in the lesson. I'm not entirely certain which is correct; unless they can both be right?

I'm not sure, anyway, and any replies would be very appreciated. (:

3 years ago

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jillianimal

Fear is normally fear, even after "an" because it's masculine, unless it comes after singular possessive pronouns (mo, do, a) & few other other things that aren't important right now.

Fear

an fear

Bean, because it's feminine, is used like that without an article, but as bhean when after an "an" (in addition to that possessive pronoun thing)

Bean

an bhean

I think it's some kind of glitch or decision beyond my understanding why they threw an h into the words in the description.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Midnightmilkyway

Oh; that makes sense! Thank you! :)

3 years ago