Compendium of Irish Grammar

Compendium of Irish Grammar

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... ainmnigim I name. 258. Verbs of 1st. Conjug. by this tendency to assimilate the vowels, get connected either with the 2nd. or 3rd. Conjug. so that in modern Irish, to all seeming, there are but these two latter Conjugations: gabaim, capio I take, maraim I abide, canaim I sing, tiagaim I go, gonaim I wound; on the other hand, we have saigim I approach, fodaimim I endure, dligim I deserve, cingim I march, lingim I jump. 0. Irish, however, is not always consistent. 259. The double m of 1. Sing. and PI. of the absolute inflection is usually written single. Before the endings beginning with a consonant the suppression of the stem-vowel ceases, if else there would ensue too great an accumulation of consonants: predchimme we preach (2nd Conj.). 260. Already in O. Irish we find that compound verbs in 1st. Sg. Pres. often end in-im: for-chanim occurs with forchun I teach, for-chon-grimm as well as for-con-gur I command, fo-daimim I suffer, dollecim; atchim gloss on at eoch I pray (ad-teoch) 3rd. Sg. ateich. In Middle Irish the 1st. Conjug. also shows forms ending in -, as in 2nd. and 3rd Conjug: we have tongu with the more archaic tong, = (do-ong), I swear. See also togu I choose, deccu I see, I look at. Some verbs in t of 1st. Conjug. are formed irregularly in 3. Sg. of the conjoint inflection of Ind. Pres: do-diath& sets, 1. do-diut I set; tad-bat he demonstrates, Pass. Sing. 3. tadbadar it is shown; tinfet he inspires, do-in-fedam we inspire, tin-feth, tinfed aspiration. 261. In 1st. Conjug. we find all the types of the Latin 3. Conjug.: alim I bring up, train, Preter. alt he brought up. Fut. 3. Sg. ailfea, con-garim I call together, frecraim I answer = (frith-garim), Pret. 3. Sg. frisgart, Fut. 3. Sg. fris-gera, ...show more

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  • English
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