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A Grammar of the Irish Language: Compiled from the Best Authorities
Henry J. Monck Mason
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5coblaš aban active voice adjective adverbs Antient mode auxiliary verb beap beginning with vowels belt beſt blaj bo'o bo'p bpull broad vowel clor compound Conditional Mood conjugated consonant Consuetudinal Mood dative and ablative deceived declension eclipsed end of words English expressed Future Tense—Modern mode future tenses genitive plural Grammar grammarians Imperative Mood indicative mood Indicative Mood–Past Tense—Modern Indicative Mood—Present Tense Infinitive Mood inflections inflexions initial letter interrogative Irish language last vowel masc mealla8 meallca Mood and Participles Mood–Past Tense—Modern mode Mood—Modern mode mouns naib Neilson nominative Nouns beginning nouns ending O'Brien O'Reilly omitted Passive Voice—Imperative Mood Past Tense peculiar personal pronouns Plur possessive pronouns Potential Mood precede prefixed prepositions pronunciation r1ab require a dative rules signifying sing slender vowel sometimes sound substantive syllable termination thou thus—ba triphthongs
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.