"The child has a strawberry."
Translation:Tá sú talún ag an bpáiste.
I'm given both bpáiste and pháiste by duolingo, which is correct? (And is i the second option pronounced fáiste?)
Both are forms of páiste, but bpáiste has undergone eclipsis while pháiste has undergone lenition. Eclipsis (explained fully in the tips and notes for this section) applies in this case because the phrase "ag an" precedes the word, requiring you to add a b and make it bpáiste. In other cases (described in tips and notes for lenition), pháiste might be required. As for the pronunciation, I haven't yet heard a recording of pháiste, but based on other words (phéitseog) I believe that would be correct.
Thank you so much! I'm always on mobile and duolingo doesn't provides the notes yet for the app. Makes this learning experience a bit more complicated haha. Thanks again!
Im on the eclipses lesson and it's giving me pháiste as the answer, don't know why when I haven't learnt about lenition yet
[[Tá sú talún (Object) ag (Verb) an bpáiste (Subject)]] [[The Child (Subject) has (Verb) a Strawberry - land juice (Object)]]
tá (verb) sú talún (subject) ag (preposition) an bpáiste (object).
Irish doesn't have a verb that means "have". It uses a completely different construction, and the subject in English is not the subject in Irish.