Imatges de pÓgina

Concubar o Hara, is Connor O'Hara, and

Eiblin ni Ara ba iad sin Evilina O'Hara were cloinn Dhomnaillui children of Daniel Ara,



1. Adjectives signifying number precede their substantives; as, aon duine, one man; gaċ uile la, every day.

2. But if the number be expressed in two or more words, then the substantive follows the first adjective; as, tri fear deag is ceitre fitċead, ninety-three men; an seisad caibidil fitcead, the twenty-sixth chapter.

3. Every number, in which do, two, is expressed, requires the substantive in the ablative singular; as, da cloic, two stones.

4. Every number, in which seact, oċt, naoi, deic, or dèag is expressed, requires the substantive in the nominative plural eclipsed; as, seaċt gcloča, seven stones.

5. In speaking of the succession of kings, and the like, the cardinal numeral is rather used than the ordinal; as, Seoirse an tri, George the third; rather than Seoirse an treas.

6. There are several peculiar forms of expressing the numbers of different species, which may be collected from the following examples. The construction of Numerals promiscuously exem

plified. Do be an cead duine an The first man was the cead peacać,

first sinner. Lùi an se deag, a riogas Lewis the sixteenth, who san Fhrainc,

reigns in France. Leis nar bail don uile To whom there was no

bean amain, act Muire woman agreeable, but matair,

Mary the mother.



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Ta da cloic mine ann so, There are two stones of

meal here. Ta tri cloča-ceïtre cloča. There are three, four, -cuig cloča-sè cloča five, six, seven, eight,

-seaċt gcloča —očt nine, ten, eleven, gcloča—naoid gcloča twelve stones, fc.

deic gcloča -- aon cloc dèag—da cloic

dèag, &c. Ta an da eaċ is fearr ar The two best horses are

bit ag teaċt anois on now coming from the gcurrac,

Curragh. Ta na tri heic ar ti rit The three horses are about aniu air cursa

to run this day on the Mhullais,

course of Rathfriland. Ta seaċt neić go fior Seven excellent horses are mait


coming to the Maze na maga, Ca lion, no ca mèad How many persons sat at daoine do suid ag an

table? mbord ? Seaċt gcloigne deag, idir Seventeen sculls, (i. e. fear agus bean,

persons) between men

and women. Ca mead cinn eallaig ag How many heads of cathatair?

tle has your father? Ta naoi gcinn dèag air He has thirty-nine.

fïtċead, Tri gaile capall beataiġ, Three (stomachs of) road

horses. Triur bò bainne,

Three milk cows. Cuingir capall seisriģe, A yoke of plough horses. Da boloig oig,

Two young oren. Da seafaig big,

Two young heifers. Tri coiriġ deag,

Thirteen sheep. Seact nuan, agus aon sean Seven lambs, and one old lair,

mare. Ca méad daoine cloinne How many children has ag hatair?

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Ta mor seisiur cloinne He has seven children.

aige, Ca mèad clann mac? How many sons ? Ta ceatrar clann mac, He has four sons, and agus triur cailin,

three daughters. Gač uile la sa mbliadain, Every day in the year. Do seacain se gać uile He shunned every bad droć duine,


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1. Personal pronouns agree in number, gender, and person, with the nouns to which they refer; as, is mor na daoine iad, they are great men.

2. If a sentence be in place of the antecedent, the pronoun is in the third person singular, masculine; as, an grian a faiceal is aoibin è, to see the sun is pleasant.

3. If two or more persons or things be spoken of in a sentence, the pronoun will agree with the first person rather than the second, and with the second person rather than the third; as, įvaid tusa agus misi

go Bailea't cliat, agus bi sinn ann o béaltine go dti an luġnosa, you and I went to Dublin, and we were there from May until August.

4. The pronouns se, si, sinn, sib, siad, are commonly used in the nominative; and é, i, inn, ib, iad, in the accusative; as, do buail sinn iad, we struck them; do buail siad inn, they struck us,

* E, i, inn, ib, iad, are used in the nominative after an, ba, as, ca, nać, gurab, creud; as, nac iad sin na daoine are not these the men? as e so or 'se so an la, this is the day. (118)

5, The


5. The datives of the personal pronouns may be aspirated or not, as shall sound most smoothly, But after n, t, or d, they are never aspirated; as, is fearr duit, or duịt, it is better for you; is miann dam, I desire. The construction of the personal pronouns pro

miscuously exemplified, Tabair da an leine glan, Give me the clean shirt. Thug si aėmusan geur do, She gave him à sharp re

buke. Do spreag se go geur e, She rebuked him sharply, Is mait an duine e, is He is a good man, she is breag an bean i,

a fine woman. Is trom an cloċi, is fuar It is a heavy stone, it is an maidini,

a cold morning Chuaid se čuin a dunaiġ He went to his country tuaite,

house. Is gasun drocuinte è, Ta se na gasun droċ He is a naughty boy.

uinte, Tame foglaim mo leiġion, I am learning my lesson, Sgrioban seisean a cleact, He writes his exercise. Ni siad moran torann, They make much noise. Racaid mo dearbratair My brother and I will

gra agus misi cum an aon to the fair.

aig, Fuair se è faoi na cosaib, He found it under his

feet. Moran saotar air beagan Much labour and little bid,

meat. Is mor a člaoidean se an Greatly it aflicts the corp,

body. Is beag a cuiread se orm I would think {ittle of siubal air cois go Luim

walking to Limerick. neac, Bàs na gcarad se buaidir The death of my friends sa mearaid me,

is what troubles and distresses me.


Se a cluinim gać la ag I hear each day every

cac da airis, gur fàin person. 'saying, that nigeac cas do cul tais, your soft hair is in

ringlets. A beit am aonar indiais To be alone after all, is

caic, se a dfag me a what has left me this

noćt faoi bròn, (119) night in sorrow Go de a člog è ?

What o'clock is it?
Ta se an do, &c.

It is two, &c.
Ta se leat uair in diaiġ It is half after two.

an do, Is aoibin an aimsir i, It is delightful weather. Bhi se gruama air maidin, It was gloomy in the

morning Raib tu arian air fairge? IVere you ever on sea ?


1. The possessive pronouns mo, do, a, ar, and bur, are always placed before their nouns; as, mo ceann, my head; do cos, thy foot.

: 2. Mo, do, and a, his, aspirate their substantives ; as, mo ġort, my corn; do śron, thy nose; a ceann, his head; *but

a ceann, her head. 3. Mo before f, or a vowel, loses 0; as, manam, my soul; m feoil, my flesh.. Do before a

Do before a vowel, is changed into h; before f, into d, or t; as, hanam, thy soul; dfeoil, or tfeoil

, thy flesh. A, her, prefixes h to the following vowel; as, a hanam, her -soul.

4. Ar, bur, and a, their, eclipse the following consonant, except s; and prefix n to the following vowel; as, ar natair, our father; a ndia, their God; bnr nuaman, your terror.

5. For the manner in which the possessive pronouns are combined with le, ua, do, and ann; see

40. To which add fam, fad, fan, and far, compounded of fa, about, and mo, do, a, and ar; in which manner they are used before vowels, and


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