A Grammar of the Irish Language: Compiled from the Best Authorities

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Goodwin, son and Nethercott, 1842 - 67 pages
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Page 5 - Alfabet annehmen, nämlich: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, i, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v und z.
Page 26 - ... are called small, because they require a less opening of the mouth. The poets, in latter ages, devised a rule, which prescribes that the vowel, which goes before a consonant, must be of the same class with the vowel which follows that consonant, ie both ,broad, or both small. In observing this rule, therefore, attention must be...
Page 23 - ... of them, which, though not altogether correct, conveys a strong idea of what he considered bardic eloquence : " There are in common Irish but the three degrees of comparison found in all other Languages ; but the Bards, in the glow of poetic rapture, passed the ordinary bounds, and upon the common superlative, which their heated imaginations made the positive degree, raised a second comparative and superlative ; and on the second also raised a third comparative and superlative ; from an irregular...
Page 8 - ... vice versa, yet it is through want of judgment in the writer, inasmuch as the vowel or vowels which precede the latter, are pronounced with a stronger, clearer, and more open expiration than those that precede the former. This difference of pronunciation is sensibly observable, for example, between tpeab, a tribe, and learn, insipid, as well as between ^clabujbe, a slave, and a swimmer.
Page 31 - The letter p should never be omitted in the future tense of any verb, except the Auxiliary ; thus, n)e&ll, deceive thou, n?eA.UpA&, / will deceive.
Page 3 - I am not acquainted with the Irish as a colloquial, but only as a written, language...

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