A Practical Grammar of the Irish Language

A Practical Grammar of the Irish Language

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...their last vowel broad in the second Person singular, impeiauve Mood. 7 hey terminate their first Persons singular, indicative Mood, in am, in the present Tense; in df, in the past Tense; and in pd6, in the future Tense. The infinitive Mood, and active Participles have a broad termination. Verbs of the second Conjugation have their last vowels slender, in the second Person singular, imperative Mood. In the indicative Mood, they terminate their first Persons, present Tense, ia im; past Tense in iy; and future Tense in eb. They have a slender termination in the infinitive Mood, and active Participles. Verbs beginning with consonants capable of aspiration, or eclipsis, are variously influenced in their different Moods and Tenses. The initials of Verbs active never suffer any alteration in any of the Persons in the imperative, either in commanding or forbidding; as, meall, deceive j )d metjll, do not deceive. In the Infinitive Mood, if the initial be a mutable, it must be aspirated as 60, or d rnealtfob, to deceive. -.... In the Participles Active, the initial retains its natural force in the present and future Tenses; as J15 medlabh, deceiving; aijt. a meala6b, about to deceive; but in the pretec Tense, if the initial be of of the influenced class, it suffers eclipsis, as ldjt mbuald6b, having struck; and if theinitial be an aspirable consonant, and not of the, influenced class, it suffers aspiration in the preter Tense; as Htft toeal'dbb, having deceived. In the indicative Mood, the present and future Tenses, in affirming, have their initials unaspirated; as, mealtim, I deceive; medlpdb, I will deceive; but if a negative be prefixed, the initial must be aspirated; as, m mealdm, I do not deceive; n mealpd6, I will not deceive. In the preter...show more

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