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As in English, we have two types of adjectives:
- the adjectives before the noun (the green man )
- the adjectives after the noun (the man is green)
The same rules apply in Gaelic but can be a little bit vague when trying to translate because the adjective comes immediately after the noun (not before) in both cases. As always there are exceptions to this rule and there are some appearing before.
The rules surrounding the lenition of singular adjectives is fairly complicated and I think it is best to learn these “on the go”. More will be said about these as we move forward.
points to note:
some masculine adjectives lenite if they are with prepositions or possessives. Slenderising only happens with the possessive and an article where the adjective is masculine .
Feminine adjectives always lenite, however they also add an E if the noun is in its long form.
In plural adjectives, an “a” is added at the end, otherwise they do not change
the adjective can be lenited with some plurals,
Some nouns can have more than one plural form but here are a few examples of what they look like:
plurals ending in an
plurals ending in ichean
and also notice this one> bràithrean
other endings you will see are tan, tean, annan, achan, aidhean as well as special irregular ones
3.Beannaichte gu robh Dia, eadhon Athair ar Tighearna Iosa Criosd, a Bheannaìch sinne leis gach uile bheannachadh spioradail ann an ionadan nèamhaidh ann an Criosd.
4. A rèir mar a thagh e sinn annsan, mun do leagadh bunait an domhain, a-chum gum bitheamaid naomh, agis neo-choireach, na làthair-san ann an gràdh.