Pounding THE Point Home
Set one of THE rules from the Write Your Own Grammarly chart:
- an most of the time
- a’ /lenite for b, c, g, m, p
- am /lenite for f
- an t- for sl, sn, sr, or s + vowel
These rules apply:
- ONLY for singulars
- Masculine dative and genitive
- Feminine nominative and dative
We’ve looked at feminine nouns over the last few days, and looked at what nominative and dative are in Gaelic.
A reminder on Dative in Gaelic:
- Nouns take dative case after simple prepositions such as air, aig, ann, etc.
- Feminine, singular nouns usually change their form in dative by adding an i before the vowel’s final consonant (unless there’s already an i there.)
Today, a few masculine nouns in dative using b, c, g, m, p.
- balla, a’ bhalla (BAH-la, ah VAHL-ah) wall, the wall
- bainne, a’ bhainne (BAHN-yuh, ah VAHN-yuh) milk, the milk
- cudrom, a’ chudrom (KUH-drom, ah chudrom) weight, the weight