How is mna pronounced?
I've heard it described as the middle part of 'hyMNAl', so pretty much like it looks.
Is it only me hearing "mná" pronounced as "mra"?
That's exactly what I hear. Issue with my ears? My tablet? Or the speaker?
Nothing wrong with your ears, your tablet of the speaker. This is the normal pronunciation in Connacht and Ulster Irish
Thanks for the tip and the link!
wool of women is Olann na mna
Actually, that's 'wool of the woman' or 'the woman's wool'
sorry but this is wrong I am Irish and ollan na mna is the women drink sorry!
the verb "drink" is ól, with a fada on the ó, ólann in the present tense (one l, two ns).
The noun olann (no fada on the o) means "wool".
Fadas matter. They aren't just there for decoration.
Thank you! I knew it was not the women drink :)
Why is "Na mná ólann" incorrect?
Irish sentence order is different from English.
The verb is always before the person. In this context Ólann (drinks) is the verb and na mná (the women ) is the person. hense why it is verb person. xx
Why is this not olaid na mna?
I believe that would be the synthetic form for "they drink", but this exercise doesn't use a pronoun it has the actual noun, "the women".
When do we get to LISTEN to the language?
You can listen to this particular exercise. Just click on the blue speaker icon.