It said n was prefix and it had the option for prefix so I thought "maybe it's not trying to trick me" and it did. Not cool.
Yeah it should have like (prefix) instead, or the definition as both words combined.
She pronounces bhur totally different to as what im used to and its a nightmare. I had no idea what she was on about, i knew it was bread but what bread :P she was making a W sound on bhur, where I'd make a V sound
Then you must have Munster Irish. In Connaught/Ulster Irish it seems it's pronounced with the W sound. You can listen to them here.
Im from connaght and we always learned it bhur with a 'v' sound. But you might be right about the sound changing according to dialect, maybe Ulster?
bhur = your (plural) so when it's the plural form it causes the noun following it to have a prefix. When the noun starts with a vowel the prefix used is n with a hyphen, hence ár n-arán, bhur n-arán, a n-arán for our/your/their bread.
When the noun starts with a consonant the prefix used depends on the consonant. Some examples: ár mbuachaillí, ár gcailíní, ár bhfeachtas, ár nglasraí, ár bpiobaire, ár dteanga.
It looks to me as if the quality of the prefix depends on the articulatory traits of the following consonant (the initialconsonant of the determined noun) whether it is labial, dental, velar, etc... What part of the mouth or tongue or lips is involved. Am I right?
Bhur = your (plural).
Do (your, singular) before a noun beginning with a vowel is combined with the noun like so: d'arán.
The possessive adjectives in Irish are:
- mo = 'my'
- do = 'your' (one person)
- a = 'his'
- a = 'her'
- ár = 'our'
- bhur = 'your' ( two or more persons)
- a = 'their'
- m'arán = my bread (mo arán is written as m'arán)
- d'arán = your bread
- a arán = his bread
- a harán = her bread
- ár n-arán = our bread
- bhur n-arán = your bread
- a n-arán = their bread
Google Translate is no guide to correct use of Irish grammar.
It can be pretty confusing sometimes because in ireland for the plural of 'you' so like a group of people we say ye or in dublin they say yous so idk hahah
bhur = "your" (plural form) as in "your names, your house".
do = "your" (singular form) as in "your name, your house".
Apparently, some people use "y'all" as a singular address, and it doesn't necessarily indicate a plural "you", so it's essentially a plural with a singular aspect, whereas "you" is a singular with a plural aspect.
sibh and bhur are never used for the singular "you/your".