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  5. "Their beef."

"Their beef."

Translation:A mairteoil.

March 7, 2015



This was actually a tricky one looking at it with delay: There is no eclipsis for "mairteoil" apparently. So if the expression "a mairteoil" were independent, then it would not be possible to distinguish between "her beef" and "their beef" except of course in relation to what has been said earlier.


I suppose "mairteoil" isn't eclipsed due to this rule (from the tips and notes): "Only some initial letters can be eclipsed: b, c, d, f, g, p, and t. Words that begin with other letters do not undergo eclipsis at all."


which confused the hell out of me go raibh maith agat :D

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