A Grammar of the Irish Language

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M. H. Gill, 1897 - Irish language - 135 pages
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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 - If the noun which is the object of a transitive verb in the infinitive mood follows the verb, it is in the genitive ease ; as canjaoap cablac m<5p bo beanath 005016, "a great fleet came to make tear'
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. MASCULINE. 1. The following nouns are generallymasculine: — (1.) Names of males ; as coileac, acock; Iao6 a hero ; FeaP
Page 12 - ... na 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 aip an m-b6pt>, 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...
Page 107 - When the portion of a thing which belongs to one or more persons is to be expressed by the possessive adjectives, the name of the thing is preceded by euro, with the possessive adjective before it. The name of the thing is in the genitive...
Page 10 - A consonant is said to be eclipsed, or to suffer eclipsis, when its sound is suppressed, and the sound of another consonant which is prefixed to it, substituted.

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