"The man has shirts."
Translation:Tá léinte ag an bhfear.
Ulster Irish prefers lenition; the other dialects prefer eclipsis. The Caighdeán allows either.
aige is a prepositional pronoun - a combination of the preposition ag and the pronoun é. There is no pronoun in "the man has a shirt".
Tá léine aige - "he has a shirt"
Tá léine ag an bhfear - "the man has a shirt"
Ty ty ty ty I wasnt getting it. A general he (___ aigr) or a specific man (ag an).
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eclipsis and lenition are mutually exclusive - it's one or the other, never both.
Words that start with f are eclipsed by bh.