Synopses & Reviews
The Irish language is now within your reach with this new addition to the Teach Yourself Grammar series
Written by a leading Irish language expert, this course begins with the basics and gradually brings you to a level of confident communication. Enjoyable and user-friendly, "Teach Yourself Irish Grammar" unlocks the mysteries of Irish grammar, the building blocks of a difficult language, in simple, easy-to-follow lessons, and guides you each step of the way with clear page designs and even clearer explanations.
About the Author
Éamonn Ó Dónaill is former Director of the Language Centre in the Department of Modern Irish, University College Dublin, and author of many Irish courses for teachers and learners.
Table of Contents
1 Irish spelling, accent and stress / 2 Articles and nouns / 3 Adjectives / 4 Comparatives and superlatives / 5 Adverbs / 6 Prepositions / 7 Pronouns / 8 The verb (1): first and second conjugations; imperative / 9 The verb (2): present tense; the verb 'bí' / 10 The verb (3): future tense; present tense with future meaning / 11 The verb (4): conditional mood / 12 The verb (5): imperfect tense / 13 The verb (6): present subjunctive; verbal adjectives and nouns / 14 The verb (7): irregular verbs; the copula / 15 The verb (8): passive forms / 16 Cardinal numbers / 17 Personal numerals / 18 Ordinal numbers / 19 Relative clauses / 20 Indirect speech / Appendix: names and surnames; place names; greetings; blessings; goodbyes / Glossary of grammatical terms / Grammar reference / Verb tables / Taking it further / Key to exercises / Grammatical index / Index of functions