Irish Word a Day - Léine - Shirt

léine

shirt


With Article (Singular)

an léine
the shirt

Example Sentence

Smúdáil mé mo léine.
I ironed my shirt.

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Posted Feb 13 2014
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Comments

uvagirl wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Léine - Shirt
on 02-13-2009 8:03

Is maith liom mo léine bándearg.

I'm trying to say "I like my pink shirt."

An feidir le heinne cuidiu liom? Ta me ag foghlaim

(Can anyone help me? I'm just learning)

Gearoid wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Léine - Shirt
on 02-14-2009 14:09

Hi again!

you are correct here uvagirl!

léine in this case is feminine. when an adjective follows a feminine noun it usually is aspirated.

For example:

An fear mór

but

an bhean mhór

Your setence structure is perfect! The only thing i would add would b an aspiration to bándearg.

Is maith liom mo léine bhándearg.

I hope this is ok and that it helps you.

(an aspiration is when you place a 'h' after the first consonant in orderto soften the sound by the way :-) )

Gerard

uvagirl wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Léine - Shirt
on 02-19-2009 0:01

Thanks so much! That really helps. Another question - if léine is feminine, why isn't it an lhéine, and mo mo lhéine bhándearg?  If the question is too complicated to get into, I understand.  In any case, GRMA for all our help!

Gearoid wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Léine - Shirt
on 02-20-2009 10:51

Hi again Laura,

Tá súil agam go bhfuil tú go maith! :)

In Irish there are certain consonants that can't be aspirtated...so if they can't be aspirated then we just leave them as they are. A handy way to remember which can't be aspirated is:

He

Likes

Noodles &

Rice

This means that words begining with H, L,N,R can't be aspirated

another one to remember is

SCallions

SMell

SPicey in

STew

Which means SC,SM,SP,ST don't aspirate

the other ones that don't aspirate are vowels

I hope this helps :)

Gerard

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