In a message dated 97-04-29 01:12:58 EDT, you write:
An Sean Bhean Bhocht ... at least I think that's it...I've always heard
it pronounced "Shan Van Vocht" which mean the 'B"s are "se/imhiu/"ed...which
probably means they are genative case and I'm still shaky there.
Let's see what Neil says.
Sorry this is not the genitive case.
The aspiration on the "Bean", occurs because feminine nouns following a
definite article are aspirated.
i.e bean = a woman
an bhean = the woman
The aspiration on "bocht" occurs because it is an adjective following a
ie. an bhean bhocht = the poor woman
an fear bocht = the poor man
Generally the adjective in Irish follows the noun, however the word sean is
an exception and precedes the noun.