§ 492. When a noun ends in n, adjectives which immediately follow it and which begin with d or t are not aspirated, as bean duḃ, a black-haired woman; bean tinn, a sick woman.
Sometimes adjectives beginning with s are not aspirated, as bean siḋe (ban shee), a fairy woman.
||the fairy host, the fairies
§ 494 Translate into English
- Atá an ḃean duġ.
- Ní’l an ḃean ḃeag duḃ.
- Duir an ṁin ḃuiḋe ins an mála úd.
- Ní raiḃ an ṁin ḃuiḋe, ḃí sí geal.
- Atá an ṁin ḃuiḋe folláin ní ḟuil sí trom.
- Ní ḟaca mé taiḋḃse nó bean siḋe ins an áit úd.
- Nuair ḃí Diarmuid ag dul a ḃaile, Ċonnaic sé an bean siḋe ag an tobar, agus ṫáinig eagle air.
- An ḃfaca tú an ḃean?
- Ċonnaic mé an ḃean, aċt ní ḟaca mé fear ar biṫ.
- Ní ḟaca duine an Sluiġ Siḋe riaṁ in áit ar biṫ.
§ 495 Translate to Irish
- Niall came home, he was afraid, he saw a fairy up in the fort.
- He did not see any fairy, the night was dark, he say a light on the fort; there is no fairy in that fort or in any other fort.
- A sick woman.
- There was a sick woman in the house, she was sitting ona stool at the fire.
- She was not sick, she was afraid and anxious.
- We were lonely yesterday.
- The drink is hot.
- The meal is heavy.
- Put the heavy meal in this bag.
- Dermot is tired.
as in English
See § 13-16