"Is there a personal message in the letter?"

Translation:An bhfuil teachtaireacht phearsanta sa litir?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Berckoise
Berckoise
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Could someone explain why teachtaireacht doesn't have "h" but Pearsnta does. Obviously there's a rule that's escaping me

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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Teachtaireacht is an indefinite nominative singular feminine noun, so there’s no need to lenite it. Pearsanta is an attributive adjective that applies to a non-genitive singular feminine noun, so it needs to be lenited.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

Scilling is right (to whoever down voted him). Teachtaireacht is a feminine noun, which lenites (puts a h on) the adjective following it. (In this case, although Pearsanta is a noun, it is being used as an adjective).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Berckoise
Berckoise
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Go raibh míle maith agaibh!

3 years ago
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