I actually don't understand why she says "eem." I've always heard it pronounced as "ihm," and there's no fada on the i.
Short vowels developed into long vowels in monosyllabic words ending in m,rr,ll,nn.
The spelling of many Irish words reflects their pronunciation in Classical Irish.
It has the same Proto-Indo-European ancestor as does Latin unguen (“fat”, “grease”).
Duo should teach the word butter before throwing it at us, please. Luckily, I guessed correctly!
By showing the word to us in a set of pictures and having us be introduced to it that way, many are likely to remember better. Pictorial association is stronger than simply reading to learn, for most.
And, new words are in yellow (on my phone) so i see its a new word and click it to see what it means...
I'm starting to THINK as Gaeilge(accidentally replacing English words with their Irish word, thinking "go raibh maith agat" first, instead of "thank you", etc)... so thank you, Duolingo!
Stick with it, I've found out why the program works like it does...
Why only butter ? I have a butter. Is this sentence wrong? Why ? I am Polish and I learn English and Gaeigle
As SatharnPHL said, since "butter" is a substance, it is treated as a mass noun rather than a count noun. As such, it only takes the indefinite article when it's divided into units, such as "a stick of butter" or "a pat of butter". Really, the indefinite article refers to the unit rather than the substance.