Irish Nouns: A Reference Guide (Oxford Linguistics)

By Andrew Carnie

This booklet provides the 1st complete reference on noun declensions in glossy Irish. while conventional descriptions of noun inflection are notoriously advanced and jam-packed with exceptions and irregularities, this reference advisor presents a scientific and easy characterization of nominal paradigms, which additionally captures very important generalizations concerning the inflection of nouns. Andrew Carnie proposes ten declension periods rather than the normal 5 and separates off seven significant different types of plural formation. He offers totally inflected paradigms for 1200 nouns, and a reference record of 10,000 Irish nouns annotated with their new declension category, their plural style and the shape of the genitive singular and customary case (nominative) plural. The booklet additionally comprises parallel info at the inflection of adjectives and prepositions.

This exact reference instrument could be priceless not just to language researchers and authors, yet to academics and scholars of the language, whether or not they are local audio system or beginners.

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Abho´ige, cp. abho´ga), negative impulse. abho´gacht, fD6, (gs. abho´gachta), taking part in of methods. abho´gaı´, mA, s6. five, (gs. , pl. abho´gaithe), trickster. abho´ise´ad, mB2ii, w1. 2ii, (gs. /cp. abho´ise´id), avocet. abhras, mB1, (gs. abhrais), yarn, handiwork. ablach, mH1, w1. three, (gs. /cp. ablaigh), carrion, carcass. abla´il, fD7, (gs. abla´la), botching. abracht, fD6, s3. five, (gs. abrachta, pl. abrachtaı´), boggy position. absalo´ideachas, mB1, (gs. absalo´ideachais), absolutism. 147 absalo´ideacht, fD6, (gs. absalo´ideachta), absoluteness. abstanaid, fD1, (gs. abstanaide), abstinence. acadamh, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. acadaimh), academy. acadamhaı´, mA, s6. five, (gs. , pl. acadamhaithe), academician. acalaı´, mA, s6. five, (gs. , pl. acalaithe), acolyte. acaoineadh, mVN, (gs. acaointe), crying. acarso´id, fD1, (gs. acarso´ide), anchorage. acasto´ir, mD7, s3. 1, (gs. acasto´ra, pl. acasto´irı´), axel. achadh, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. achaidh), Weld. achainı´, fA, s5. 7, (gs. , pl. achainı´ocha), request, petition (which one signs). achainı´och, mH1, w1. three, (gs. /cp. achainı´gh), petitioner. achar, mB1 (gs. achair), distance. achasa´n, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. achasa´in), insult. achasa´naı´, mA, s6. five, (gs. , pl. achasa´nithe),w reviler. achoimre, fA, s3. four, (gs. , pl. achoimrı´), precis. achoimriu´, mI, (gs. achoimrithe), precis. achomaireacht, fD6, (gs. achomaireachta), brevity. achomharc, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. achomhairc), attraction. achomharco´ir, mD7, s3. 1, (gs. achomharco´ra, pl. achomharco´irı´), appellant. achrann, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. achrainn), strife, quarrelling. acht, mD6, s4. 2, (gs. achta, pl. achtanna), act. achtacha´n, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. achtacha´in), enactment. achtu´, mI, (gs. achtaithe), enactment. aclaı´ocht, fD6, (gs. aclaı´ochta), agility. acmhainn fD1, (gs. acmhainne), means. acra, mA, s3. 6, (gs. , pl. acraı´), acre, device, enforce. acraı´ocht, fD6, (gs. acraı´ochta), acreage. acso´n, mB1, w1. 1, (gs/cp. acso´in), axon. adac, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. adaic), hod. adamh, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. adaimh), atom. adano´idı´, (irr. consistently plural), adenoids. a´dh, mB1, (gs. a´idh), success. adhaint, fD1, (gs. adhainte), inXammation, ignition in motor vehicle. adhairt, fD1, s4. 1, (gs. adhairte, adhairteanna), bolster, pillow. adhal, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. adhail), fork. adhall, mB1, (gs. adhaill), warmth (only in dogs). adhaltrach, mH1, w1. three, (gs. /cp. adhaltraigh), adulterer. adhaltranas, mB1, (gs. adhaltranais), adultery. adhantaı´, mA, s6. five, (gs. , pl. adhantaithe), Wrelighter. 148 10,000 Irish Nouns adharc, fD2, w2. 2, (gs. adhairce, cp. adharca), horn. adharca´n, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. adharca´in), tentacle, antenna. adharta´n, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. adharta´in), cushion, compress. adhascaid, fD1, (gs. adhascaide), nausea. adhastar, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. adhastair), halter. adhlacadh, mVN, s3. eight, (gs. adhlactha, pl. adhlacthaı´), burial, funeral. adhlaco´ir, mD7, s3. 1, (gs. adhlaco´ra, pl. adhlaco´irı´), undertaker. adhmad, mB1, w1. 1, (gs. /cp. adhmaid), wooden. adhmado´ireacht, fD6, (gs. adhmado´ireachta), woodwork/carpentry. adhmaint, fD1, s3. 1, (gs. adhmainte, pl. adhmaintı´), magnet. adhmainteas, mB2i, w1. 2i, (gs. /cp. adhmaintis), magnetism.

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