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Feicim an abairt "is í a thír féin is measa ag sárú chearta an duine" anseo: https://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei ... %A1r%C3%BA

Cén fáth tá séimiú ag "cearta" ansin?

It doesn't fit with any of the rules I see at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_initial_mutations , but I'm missing something.

GRMA!


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Oct 2020 8:01 pm 
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Ferdia wrote:
Feicim an abairt "is í a thír féin is measa ag sárú chearta an duine" anseo: https://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei ... %A1r%C3%BA

Cén fáth tá séimiú ag "cearta" ansin?

It doesn't fit with any of the rules I see at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_initial_mutations , but I'm missing something.

GRMA!


cearta an duine = human rights, lit. the rights of the human being
It is a definite noun phrase (the rights ...) and definite nouns are lenited in genitive case.

So: sárú chearta an duine = the violation of the rights of the human being


The according example of the Wikipedia article:

Quote:
teach Sheáin "Seán's house" (lenition of a definite noun in the genitive)


Last edited by Labhrás on Sat 17 Oct 2020 8:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Oct 2020 8:08 pm 
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Ah ok!

I didn't realise that sárú awas working as a noun here, so it makes the next bit genitive.

Thanks, a Labhrás


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