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Irish – The Articles

THE ARTICLES in Irish:

In the nominative case, the articles are:

Masculine Feminine
Singular An / An t- An
Plural Na Na
  1. In singular feminine nouns, the article triggers lenition (excepti with t- and d-). Moreover, s is lenited to ts rather than sh.
  2. In singular masculine nounse beginning with a vowel, an t- is used.
  3. In plural nouns beginning with a vowel, is added at the beginning.

 

EXAMPLES:

An cat – The cat

Na cait – The cats

An t-éan – The bird

Na héin – The birds

An bhróg – The shoe

Na bróga – The shoes

An eaglais – The church

Na heaglaisí – The churches

 

 

 

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