A Grammar of the Modern Irish Language: Designed for the Use of the Classes in the University of Dublin

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Williams & Norgate, 1860 - Irish language - 60 pages
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Page 57 - If the substantives be of different persons, the verb plural must agree with the first person rather than the second, and with the second rather than the third ; as...
Page 56 - The superlative degree does not require a genitive case plural after it, as in Latin, for the genitive case in Irish, as in English, always denotes possession and nothing more, and therefore could not be applied, like the genitive case plural in Latin, after nouns partitive, or the superlative degree ; but it generally takes after it the preposition Do, or more correctly De, as an Bean ip dilne De rhndib, the fairest woman of women; an peap ip mo De na laocaib, the largest man of the heroes.
Page 61 - BOOK OF RUTH IN HEBREW TEXT. With a critically revised Text, various Readings, including a new Collation of Twenty-eight Hebrew MSS., and a Grammatical and Critical Commentary ; to which is appended the Chaldee Targum. Demy 8vo.
Page vii - Celte of the Continent. (2. ) That this Celtic tongue is in the full and complete sense of the term one of the great Indo-European branches of human speech. This, which it had been impossible for the great linguist Bopp to prove, is fully demonstrated by Zeuss...
Page 15 - Voc. aofoa. § 21. — Adjectives declined with Nouns. Adjectives beginning with mutable consonants are aspirated in the nominative singular feminine, in the genitive singular masculine, in the vocative case singular of both genders, and in the plural in the nominative masculine if the noun ends in a consonant ; they are also aspirated in the dative singular masculine.* CCn p eaji geal, the white man. Plural. Nom. na Ģifi geala. Gen. tla bpeafi ngeal. Dat. T,O na peafiaiti geala
Page 59 - Verbs of comparing and taking away also govern the dative case of the object of comparison or deprivation, with the preposition ua, or such like. One verb governs another in the infinitive mood, as in other languages. •' When the governed verb is one expressing motion or gesture, which does not govern an accusative, the sign •00 is never prefixed ; as, •oubaifw; fe liom Tiul g0 Coficaig, he told me to go to Cork.
Page 58 - ... 63. — Demonstrative and Indefinite Pronouns. The Demonstrative Pronouns immediately follow the nouns or adjectives with which they may be connected ; as, an bean fin, that woman. There is one exception to the foregoing : — viz. where the assertive present if is understood; as, spo an peafi, this is the man.
Page 59 - I am a man. . . . The two modes of construction represent the idea to the mind in a quite different manner. Thus, cd tne am...
Page 54 - ... the reaper ; lit., the man of a hook. The article is used in Irish in some instances where in English it would be omitted ; viz. — (a) Before a noun which would take, at the same time, a demonstrative pronoun...
Page vi - Possessing them he soon learned more of the really oldest forms and grammar of the Irish language than any scholar had known before him. There are archaisms preserved in those glosses which were never found in the MSS. preserved in Great Britain or in Ireland.

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