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AN

INTRODUCTION

TO THE

IRISH LANGUAGE.

IN THREE PARTS.

I.

AN ORIGINAL AND COMPREHENSIVE GRAMMAR.

II.

FAMILIAR PHRASES AND DIALOGUES.

III.

EXTRACTS FROM IRISH BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS, IN THE ORIGINAL

CHARACTER.

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А

GRAMMAR

OF THE

IRISH LANGUAGE.

ORTHOGRAPHY.

IN IRISH THERE ARE SEVENTEEN LETTERS:

SOUND, (1) dee page Ill 4 1 long, as a in bar,

2 short, as a in hat,

3 obscure, as a in negative (2) B 1 as b in boy, C 1 before e or 1, as k in king,

2 before a, o or u, as c in call,

EXAMPLE.
bán, white.
tar, come thou.
liomra, with me.
bean, a woman.
ciall, sense.
CAė, a battle.

1 thick, before 4, 0, or 4,

this sound} dán, a poem.

e

re, six.

gean, love.
gorm, blue.

is not found in English, (3)
2 liquid, before e or 1, as d in

dearmud, forgetfulguardian,

pess.
1 long as ea in great,
2 short, as e in let,

roillse, light. F l as f in fan,

Fáilte, welcome. 3 1 before e or 1, as gin get,

2 before a, o, or u, as g in gun, 1 1 long, as ie in field,

rig, a king. 2 short, as i in fit, 1 1 single, as l in ale,

mil, honey.

lin)
(
3 liquid, as l in valiant,

buille, a blow. W 1 as m in man,

mo, my. N 1 single, as 'n in now,

duine, a man 2 double, this sound is not found in English, (5)

ceañ, a head

min, meal.

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