From a practical point of view, my decision of which dialect to learn will be swayed by how prevalent each one is in broadcast Irish (especially TG4 agus RnG). As its easier to learn a language is one can have it on in the backround.
How prevalent are each of the dialects in these two media, cheers?
Irish nouns also have a genitive case, in which the meanings of fear and fir can seem to be reversed:
- fir — (a) man’s, of (a) man
- an fhir — the man’s, of the man
- fear — men’s, of men
- na bhfear — the men’s, of the men
Irish nouns have a vocative case as well, which is used for direct address. In the case of first declension nouns such as fear, the vocative form reflects the genitive form:
- a fhir — o man
- a fhear — o men