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rable volume, of the same kind, will be published, in a short time. In the mean time the present volume contains all that is really necessary for general use.

In the publication of an original work, some typographical errors are almost unavoidable. The following is a list of the most considerable: the rest, it is hoped, will not occasion any difficulty to the reader.

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PAGE 24. LINE 3. for gealaċd, read gealac. 32. 21. for na sagart, read na sagairt.

28. for toe rot, read the rod. 33.

3. for the note, read the nose.

4. for an seafac, read an tseafac. 68. 20. for an ndeann me? read a ndean

me 73. 15. for am I not given ? read am I

given ?
97. 18. for cold night, read dark night.
112. 35. for leata, read leatsa.
129. 9, 10, for not your, read not wear

your.
135. 25. for cair, read air.

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AN

INTRODUCTION

TO THE

IRISH LANGUAGE

PART FIRST.

AN ORIGINAL AND COMPREHENSIVE GRAMMAR.

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In Irish there are seventeen letters, viz.
Sound, (1)

Example
A i long, as a in bar,

bán, white
2 short, as a in hat, tar, come thou
3 obscure, as a in nega-
tive, (2)

liomsa, with me B 1 as b in boy,

bean, a woman C í before e or i, as k in king, 'ciall

, sense 2 before á, o or u, as c in

cat, a battle
call,
D 1 thick, before a, o or u,

this sound is not found in dán, a poem
English, (3)
2 liquid, before e or i, as d dearmud, forget-
in guardian,

fulness
E i long, as ea in great,
2 short, as e in let,

soillse, light F 1 as f in fan; , i . fáilte, welcome G 1 before e or i, as g in get, gean, lope. 2 before a, o or u, as g in

gun, I 1 long, as ie in field, rig, a king 2 short, as i in fit,

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j gorm, blue

min, meal.

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