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Irish Nouns: A Reference Guide

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This book presents the first comprehensive reference on noun declensions in Modern Irish. Whereas traditional descriptions of noun inflection are notoriously complex and filled with exceptions and irregularities, this reference guide provides a systematic and straightforward characterization of nominal paradigms, which also captures important generalizations about the infl ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 1st 2008)
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Jul 17, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: syntax, morphology
Take my 5 star review with a grain of salt -- I wrote it... :-)
Feb 03, 2015 Davis rated it it was amazing
The helpfulness of this book can't be overstated. It is an in-depth look at Irish (Gaeilge) nouns. It covers all the declensions, looking at them all in detail and gives details on how to form the plurals of nouns, something which can be tricky in Irish. On top of this, Mr. Carnie gives quite a few verbal nouns, which are nice to have as these are using to form the equivalent of the English gerund and the infinitive form of the verb. He then caps it off with two lists of nouns and a section on t ...more
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