"A girl wants a turtle."
Translation:Tá turtar ó chailín.
Tá Y ó X is an Irish idiom for “X wants Y” — it literally translates as “Y is from X”, but translations should be done by meaning rather than by literal wording. Thus, the literal translation of Tá turtar ó chailín would be “A turtle is from a girl”, but its meaning is “A girl wants a turtle”.
Lenition is required with certain prepositions:
Lenition occurs after the words ar on, de off, den off the, do to, don to the, faoi under/about, ó from, roimh before, sa/san in the, trí through, um around/about.
don bhuachaill to the boy sa pháirc in the field</pre>
An exception is that words beginning with d, t, s are not lenited after den, don, sa or san.
den doras off the door sa teach in the house don sú to the juice</pre>