By R.P.M. Lehmann
This guide was once produced with the purpose of delivering scholars with an creation to outdated Irish literature in addition to to the language. one of many amazing outdated Irish tales is used because the uncomplicated textual content. Examples of poems, and of the glosses, complement it. All are completely annotated. The grammatical info supplied in those annotations is summarized in grammatical sections facing particular buildings and kinds. the 1st fifty of those sections are descriptive; a number of the similar concerns are mentioned within the moment fifty part from a historic standpoint. a last thesaurus comprises references to all phrases happening within the texts. The equipment used to be for that reason designed to allow a comparatively effortless method of a really tricky language.
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