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Page 344 - Latins familiarly eclipse 6 in some words, as for submitto we pronounce summitto ; wherefore we should be the less surprised if such indifferences and dubious words be found in a language so much neglected and uncultivated as the Irish language has been for some ages past. It is to be noted, that though m aspirated is frequently substituted in the place of an aspirated b...
Page 621 - ... books, by reason that they lost the estates they had to uphold their publique teaching, and that the nobility of the Irish line, who would encourage and support their posterity, lost all their estates too, so that the antiquaryes posterity were forced to follow husbandry, etc., to get their bread, for want of patrons to support them.