An Introduction to Old Irish

An Introduction to Old Irish

Hardback Introductions to Older Languages

By (author) R.P.M. Lehmann


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  • Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
  • Format: Hardback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 231mm x 13mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 31 December 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0873522885
  • ISBN 13: 9780873522885
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: annotated edition
  • Sales rank: 825,490

Product description

This handbook was produced with the aim of providing students with an introduction to Old Irish literature as well as to the language. One of the notable Old Irish stories is used as the basic text. Examples of poems, and of the glosses, supplement it. All are thoroughly annotated. The grammatical information provided in these annotations is summarized in grammatical sections dealing with specific constructions and forms. The first fifty of these sections are descriptive; many of the same matters are discussed in the second fifty section from a historical point of view. A final glossary includes references to all words occurring in the texts. The apparatus was accordingly designed to permit a relatively easy approach to a very difficult language.

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