"Colleen! Lassie's fallen down the old well again!"
I keep mixing up my na and my an. I must really be out of practice with my Irish.
why aren't "madra" and "cailín" lenitied?
Words that are grammatically masculine don’t lenite after the denite article in this case, only feminine ones do. ‘Cailín’, despite its meaning, is grammatically masculine (weird, I know right), as is ‘madra’.
Is there a place this is listed on Duolingo? Or should we do our own research on masculine/feminine? I've not seen it, but I'm often on mobile.
DuoLingo only makes some passing references to masculine and feminine nouns and give absolutely no guidance on the issue.
There's some very useful information in this thread that has helped me a great deal in assigning the correct gender to nouns.
That's one dumb pup, then!