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INTRODUCTION

TO THE

IRISH LANGUAGE.

PART THIRD.

EXTRACTS FROM IRISH BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS,

The Irish characters are the following-viz. :

FIGURE.

NAME.

SOUND.

있a

въ
С

a b k d

e
f
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hard
ee
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Alm.
Beje.
Coll, ceji.
Duir, dejt.
eada.
Fearan.
Goro, geje.
Joga.
luir
Wuin.
Nuin.
Oir.
Peje,
Ruir.
Sujl.
Tejne
ur.
Uac.

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The alphabet was variously arranged by ancient authors, usually beginning with b, I, and ); but the above has been universally adopted by the moderns.

The following abbreviations are commonly used in printed books-vizs

bh, ch, oh, fh, gh, mh, ph, th, th, to,
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ñ
agur, an, air, ea, cho,

mn, Many other contractions have been introduced, in different books, but those that are inserted here are the most usual, and the rest may be found in the plates of contractions at the end of the book.

The following sentences will furnish an exercise, in reading the Irish character.

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1. U nic, na dearmaid mo oligeaó: aċd coiread40 do crojde m'aiceanda.

2. Oir do bearajó riad ċugad fad leatead, agur raoğal fada, agus riotċain.

3. Na treigeao trocaire agus firiñe tu ; ceangail Fa's bragaid jad, air clár do croide.

4. War sin do geaba tu fabar, agus tuigre mait a raóarc De agus duine.

5. Cuir do volj a nDia re do uile crojde, agus na bi G4ob re do tuigre féin.

6. Uñ do Fligtib uile admáig eirion, agus do veana re do jligte díreac.

7. Na bi glic an do prilib fein; bjoo eagla Dé oro, agus reacain an tolc.

8. Biajó rin na pláinte dodimlis, agus na smior dod ¿natio.

9. Onóruig an Tigearna le do maoin, agus le primioil huile bisig.

10. Mar sin ljonfuigear do rgjoból le rajobrior, agus brirFjó do cantaoirige amać le fion nuad.

11. U rijc na tarcurrnig rmaċtugaó an Tiğearna ; agus na bi cuirte oa ceartujao.

12. Oir an te graduiğios an diğearna, smaċtuigio re é, amhuil smaċtuiğios atair an mac jona mbi 4 oril.

13. Ir rona an te do jejb eagna ; agus an duine do jejb Tuigre.

14. Oir ir fear a ceañuigeact na ceañuiseco 4310, agus a soċar ná or glan.

15. Ir mórluais go mór i näid na cloċa uaisle ; agus na huile nejte ir 40jbiñ lear, ni coiriméar ria jad.

16. Ataid Fad laete añ a dearláin, agus an a lain clé rajobrios agus onóir.

17. Ir rlište rólair 4 rligte, agus ir riotcáin a caráin yle

18. Ir crañ beata s don orúing, glacar greim öl, agus ir rona gać aon da birortoigion 1.

19. Do frigió an Tigearna an talam le na gliocar, le Tuigre do vaingnió re na flaiteannur.

20. le na eolus bristear amac na nagein, agus rilio na neul an orúco anuar.

PROVERBS–CHAP. III.

1. My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments.

2. For length of days, and long life, and peace shall they add to thee.

3. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee : bind them about thy neck, write them upon the table of thine heart.

4. So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6. In all thy ways acknowledge him; and he shall direct thy paths.

7. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

8. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

9. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.

10. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11. My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, neither be weary of his correction.

12. For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom; and the man that getteth understanding.

14. For the merchandize of it is better than the merchandize of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

15. She is more precious than rubies; and all the thivgs thou canst desire, are not to be compared unto her.

16. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is every one that retaineth her.

19. The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth ; by under standing bath he established the heavens.

20. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

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