"Do the men need shirts?"
Translation:An dteastaíonn léinte ó na fir?
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I'm the same! I can't keep this stuff in my head straight at all,but I also don't practice it as much as I could or should,work gets in the way. It's very frustrating, but at the same time, I do love it, so I just keep plugging away at it at a snail pace, but man it is difficult!!
Simple preposition + an -> eclipsis
Simple preposition + na -> no eclipsis
(Some simple preposition lenite rather than eclipse, but again, only after the singular definite article).
ó without a definite article lenites - it doesn't matter whether the noun is singular or plural.
ó fhear - "from a man"
ón bhfear - "from the man"
ó fhir - "from men"
ó na fir - "from the men"
óna fhear - "from his man"
óna fear - "from her man"
óna bhfear - "from their man"
Most of the prepositions that end in a vowel merge with the vowel at the start of an, so you get:
de -> den
do -> don
faoi -> faoin
ó -> ón.
i becomes sa or san (sna for na), le becomes leis (before both an and na), and trí becomes tríd.