An Chéad Leabhar Gaedhilge: First Irish Book, for Beginners in the Study of Modern Irish

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Educational publishing Company, 1912 - Irish language - 133 pages
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Page 46 - There are three degrees of comparison ; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.
Page 8 - The Celtic Tongue ! the Celtic Tongue ! why should its voice be still, When all its magic tones with old and golden glories thrill — When, like an aged bard, it sings departed warriors' might — When it was heard in kingly halls where throng'd the brave and bright — When oft its glowing tales of war made dauntless hearts beat high — When oft its tales of hapless love drew tears from beauty's eye ? Grand tongue of heroes ! how its tones upon the gale uprose, When great...
Page 59 - Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I am, 1. We are, 2. Thou art, 2. You are, 3. He is ; 3. They are.
Page 28 - ... buaileap the person who strikes. (See also pp. 58 and 60.) 8. The simple prepositions, with some exceptions, aspirate the initial consonants of nouns : as dip bdpp, on top; t>o riiullac, to a summit; paoi gean, under affection.
Page 50 - 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...
Page 59 - the particle a is often prefixed to the present tense of this «verb, for the sake of euphony, or emphasis, as atr'tim.
Page 56 - ... 27 cows. 169. Whenever any numeral less than twenty is used by itself (ie, not followed immediately by a noun), the particle A* must be used before it. This A prefixes h- to vowels : — A ti-Aon, one ; A -oo, two ; A h-o6c, eight.
Page 28 - ... his horse. (b) The article aspirates a noun in the nominative and accusative feminine singular, and also in the genitive masculine singular...
Page 13 - Every consonant, whether in its primary or aspirated state, has a broad or a slender sound, according to the / nature of the vowel which it precedes or follows. When it precedes or follows a broad vowel it has always a certain fixed broad sound, and when it precedes or follows a slender vowel it has a fixed small or slender sound, which will presently be described. This influence of the vowels over the consonants...

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