A Grammar of the Irish Language

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Longmans, Green, & Company, 1906 - 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 2 - It is uttered by placing the tip of the tongue against the roof of the mouth a little farther back than for I, and breathing through the teeth on both sides.
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.
Page 115 - AH cr-iiiL, without the eye. In the Northern dialect aspiration takes place after the preposition and the article. 607. When a simple preposition ending in a vowel comes before the possessive adjective A (his, her, or their...

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