I totally blew this one. It’s one where you type what you hear, and the only word I understood was “Tá”.
This is exactly why Duo should fix the missing audio files on many of the other questions. I can often solve the questions when I can read them, but I have no idea what the words sound like when they’re spoken together.
This one sounded like “Tá yaynsay eggyvair” to me. I was completely lost. :(
Can anyone please give me some links, references, resources etc to word order. I know with Irish it is verb - subject - object most of the time but I am getting confused, to me this sentence is object - verb - subject. Are there certain rules when it switches around? Thank you.
I see your point. When learning, you would like to have each word sounded out so as to be more comfortable first. BUT as someone who learnt Irish at school for many years with non-native speakers who DID sound out each word as it was pronounced on its own, I then had to UNLEARN pronunciation like "ag an bhfear"! The correct way that native speakers say it IS "ag a' bhfear". It's as important as liaison in French. If you say each word in French like it's said individually, it will sound artificial and totally unnatural to a native speaker of French. (Like if you said "lé ami" instead of "lez ami" for les amis".) And in Irish, I think this sound change of the "n" being dropped is very old because if you look at Scots Gàdhlig, they actually write it without the "n" e.g. aig a'... And for learning the grammar rules, I think that it's actually more beneficial to learn these whole chunks (ag a(n) bhfear, ar a(n) mbord etc...) in order to become more familiar with them and able to insert them as needed instead of just trying to learn tables and constantly calculating and applying dry grammar rules.