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Damien Hunt (157.100.79.26 - 157.100.79.26)
Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I feel that this site would benefit from an
explanation of some grammatical terms used.
I think that for many people terms and labels
such as: First conjugation ,Habitual Past,etc.,
are offputting.

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PC (217.155.45.122 - 217.155.45.122)
Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 08:00 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hear, hear! I totally agree. There's usually no need for all that schoolmasterish jargon if you give proper examples.

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Maidhc Ó G. (65.128.208.79 - 65.128.208.79)
Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 10:05 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,
As far as the conjugations of nouns, be they 1st, 2nd, etc. - This helps if you've got a dictionary with a noun table and have also some familiarity with its use.
And with the verbs, giving 'habitual past' or autonomous or whatever, might help in the future with other verb usages.
Giving a man a fish vs. teaching him to fish.
It's been noted by more than a few that we end up retaking notes on english grammar in order to learn Gaeilge.
In the long run, it's a good thing.
Slán,
Maidhc.

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Clare L (195.93.34.13 - 195.93.34.13)
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 05:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I agree with Damian. It seems that the more in-depth irish grammar on this site is in Irish, which doesn't help me out too much:)
I like learning languages grammatically but am not a grammarian, so learning the grammar with lots of examples is the best way for me. Unfortunately, Irish doesn't seem to have as many grammar books as other languages. I have searched the Net for books as comprehensive as the Italian grammar books I've bought to learn Italian, but nowhere can I find anything as in-depth as I'd like. If anyone could suggest to me a good Irish grammar which is also very accessible in the sense of not overburdening students with too much terminology, I'd love to know it though!

Clare

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