BEGINNER'S IRISH W/CD

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781810999
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Hippocrene Beginner's Series
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 145
  • Sales rank: 940,243
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

A Brief History of the Irish Language 1
Irish Names 17
Geography and Tourism 26
Abbreviations 32
Irish Pronunciation 32
Lesson 1 Greetings 40
Lenition 41
Word Order 43
Looking Up Vocabulary 44
Numbers 44
Lesson 2 Introductions 46
The Verb "to be" 49
Languages 49
Place Names 50
Eclipse 50
Simple Prepositions with the Definite Article 51
Nouns 52
The Genitive 53
Declensions 54
Nouns in the Genitive 57
Lesson 3 Talking on the Phone 61
The Verb "to know" 62
Negation 62
Possessive Pronouns 62
Relative Clauses 62
Conditional Sentences 63
Approximation 63
Proverbs and Sayings 64
Lesson 4 Courtesies 69
Prepositional Phrases 70
Past Tense 70
Regular Verbs 70
Dinneenisms 74
Lesson 5 Directions 77
Adverbs of Direction 78
More Verbs 79
Irregular Verbs 82
The Verb "to be" 85
Lesson 6 In the Restaurant 87
Noun-centering 100
The Verb "mol" 101
The Suffix "sa" 102
Negation 102
The Word "faoi" 102
The Verb "to know" 102
Interrogative 103
Defective Verbs 103
More Verbs 103
Lesson 7 Time and Date 107
More Verbs 110
Verb Revision 116
Lesson 8 Professions 118
The Prefixes "an-" and "ro" 121
Lesson 9 Telling a Story 122
Grammar Notes 126
Lesson 10 Do Me a Favor 129
The Building Blocks of Irish (prepositions) 129
Revisions 139
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