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Toisiż go prab.
It was mine, before I sold it.
Druid &u fein astiż añ do tiż. Shut thyself in thy house.
1. The following prepositions aspirate the nouns that they govern; viz. (140)
F4, upon, &c.
He is in bad health.
Ta se 4 oroċ sláinte.
2. Añ, in, and jar, after, eclipse their nouns; as, (141.)
Bhi me a nDún, jar dteaċt I was in Down, after coming from Scotland.
daṁ o hAlbain.
3. Chum, to.
*le, with o, from, and 50, to, prefix h to vowels; as, riñe me sin le heagal, I did that through fear; ċuajo se go hEirin, he went to Ireland. (142.)
And all the expressions, formed by the union of nouns with prepositions, govern the genitive; as, (143.) Indiaiż eiriże na gealaiże.
After the moon's rising.
Fa, upon, &c.
Bhi me tiñ 4 fead na hojdċe. I was sick during the night.
According to the will of God.
Ma tig a mac na čujñe.
4. Do, to, governs the dative; and idir, between, the accusative; as, tabā an leabą do na mnajb, give the book to the women. 5. All the other prepositions govern the ablative;
Go gur, to.
D'eiri me u roiṁe la.
Ta had 4 buile fa na rat.
le, lejr, with.
Re, pir, to.
Chuaio se cum an baile.
Seaca, by, in comparison with.
I rose an hour before day.
6. Sometimes the government of the preposition is not observed, when 54ċ, each, uile, all, or some such adjective comes before the substantive; as, ċuajd fear le gaċ bean aca, a man went with every woman. (144.)
THE CONSTRUCTION OF PREPOSITIONS PROMISCUOUSLY EXEMPLIFIED.
Suid anaice an tsoluis.
Sit near the light.
Sear or cuiñe an dorais.
Stand opposite the door.
Riñe me so le heagal.
I did this for fear.
He went to the town.
A ndeiread na hojdċe.
In the latter part of the night.
Beid si pórda faoi ċeañ She will be married before a
Rojme luide na hoidċe.
léan As a woman who would be un-
Ta si neamacfuineaċ air She is incapable of telling a bréug a jñse.
Bhi srón cam air Gholl.
Ta sin do réir na firiñe.
It is like the truth.
Ir cormuil le firíñe é.
Ir cormuil le bosga snaoisin é. It is like a snuff-box.
Bioñ si na coṁnaiż sa teaċ She dwells in yonder great house. mór ud.
Se sin a bealaċ go Bajleaż- That is the way to Dublin. cljat.
Gaul had a crooked nose.
Like the fingers of men playing
That is conformable to the
An bfuil a fios agad ca air a Do you know whom I love ? bfuil gean agam ?
Is iomda fear saidbir gan There is many a rich man withsuaiṁneas. out tranquility.
Ir beag an sólás san tsaogal.
There is little pleasure in the
Is le na natair é.
Ta beoir a dtig is aguibre. Ni raibeamar a caint fod atairse.
Ni lem toil a pos si é.
It is their father's.
It was not with my will that she
He has a son in the army.
Among the sons of the priests.
Ta mac san arm aige.
Ameasg mac na sagairt.
Do deana se sjoż a dtaojb a peaċajd.
Thainic se go hAlbaiñ.
He shall make peace concerning his sin.
He came to Scotland.
1. The conjunctions agus, and no, or, ŋa, than, and the like, have the same moods, and cases, after them that go before them; as, aṁuil mar ata, agus bi, agus as go brat, as it was and is, and shall be for ever; dosaċ an lae agus na hoibre, the beginning of the day and of the work. (145.)
2. Mar as, o, since, rul, before that, má, if, mur, if not, ŋa, than, gur, that, and their compounds, aspirate; as,
Raċam leis ma ¿ig se liñ.
Let us go with him, if he come with us. Fażaim bás o coñairc me do Let me die, since I have seen jhuis. thy face.
3. 30, that, da, if, muna, if not, naċ, that, and their compounds, eclipse, and prefix ŋ to vowels; as, (146.) Deirim go dtainic se anall. I say that he came over. Uċ naċ bfuilid mo briatra O that my words were now anois sgriobża.
Muna brillead se uaim.
If he had not turned from me.
THE CONSTRUCTION OF CONJUNCTIONS PROMISCUOUSLY EXEMPLIFIED.
Ma ċuala tu me,
Ge zur buail me é.
you heard me.
Ge go mbuailfiñ é.
Muna dtiucfad aonduine na Unless some one would come
Cluinim go bposfar bean aca. I heard that one of the women will be married. If we could
Da dtiucfad liñ fuireaċ.
The war of Eoin the great, and
Ar an abar sin fuigfid an fear a atair, agus a ṁatą.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother.
Is mo jad na ir feidir air. They are more than can be
Ma ta naċ bfuil mo żiż mar
D'eazal zo bruized sib bás.
Although my house be not so with God, yet he hath made a bond with me.
Moreover by them is thy ser-
Oir is tu is cóir a faghail. For you have a right to get it.
1. The interjection 4, o, requires the vocative; and aspirates the noun next to it; as, a Thjarna De, O Lord God. (147.)
1. Mairg, woe to, and the like, require the dative; as, mairg duitse a duine dona, wo to you wretched man. (148.)
THE CONSTRUCTION OF INTERJECTIONS PROMISCUOUSLY EXEMPLIFIED.
As truaż naċ bfuilim. Woe is me that I am not !
Mairg damsa! a bi mo host. Wo to me! who was silent.
Tar an so, a Sheamais.
Eist, eist, mo leanab !
Uċ ! uċ ! ca truaige turas. Alas! alas! what a sorrowful
Come hither, James.
Hush, hush, my child!
mo Alas that my friends are gone
END OF THE GRAMMAR.