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ACTIVE VOICE adjective adverbs agup aspirated b-puil beag bean beic beip beipim bo'n broad vowel buail buailcf buaileao caol &c caol le caol ceann compound Conditional Mood conjugation consonant Consuet Consuetudinal dative declension DEFECTIVE VERBS diphthong eclipsed emphatic English expressed in Irish feminine Finn form their genitive formed by adding gender genitive plural genitive singular Idiom Imperative Mood Indicative Mood Infinitive Mood inflections initial consonant Irish language leabap leip liom masc moods and tenses nfop nominative plural nominative singular noun noun begins Participle PASSIVE VOICE past tense peap pedpp Person Singular personal pronouns pfop pinn plur possessive pronouns preceded prefixed Present Tense regular verb rule caol simple preposition singular number slender vowel sometimes sound strike struck syncope termination thee thou tion tive triphthongs word
Page iii - Erin, the others being the Fate of the Children of Lir and the Fate of the Children of Turenna.
Page 7 - Combination of the Consonants. 9. There are certain Irish consonants which, when they come together in the same word, do not coalesce, so that when they are uttered a very short obscure vowel sound is heard between them. This generally occurs in the case of two liquids or a liquid and a mute. Thus bAtb (dumb) is pronounced boll-uv ; teAnb (a child) is lyan-uv ; tiopCA (dark) is dhur-uchu ; ni^gAt) (a market) is mor-ugu.
Page 112 - A noun or pronoun which is the object of a transitive verb in the infinitive mood...
Page 112 - when the governed verb is one expressing motion or gesture, which does not govern an accusative, the sign bo is never prefixed ; as, bubAjftc re Ijon) bul 50 CoftcAj5, he told me to go to Cork.
Page 17 - If a noun begins with a vowel, the article prefixes c to the nominative...
Page 19 - There are a few general rules which will very much help the learner to distinguish the gender of nouns : they are only general rules, however, subject to many exceptions ; and where they do not apply, the student must depend on practice and memory.
Page 12 - ... g-capall, the field of the horses. 3. When a simple preposition is followed by the article and a noun in the singular number, the initial consonant of the noun is generally eclipsed ; as cup an m-b6po, on the table; 6'n b-paipge, from the sea.
Page 130 - There is no verb in Irish corresponding to the English verb "to have" as expressing possession; and the sentence "the man has a book," is expressed in Irish by the verb cd and the preposition 05, in this form, cd leabap.