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Pawel (212.122.214.2 - 212.122.214.2)
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Unfortunately, I am totally unfamiliar with Old Irish. I need to know a basic thing about nouns. Namely, how do you form a word meaning 'her' or 'their', for example, 'stone' from the word 'his stone'. Could anyone possibly help me with the answer what is the rule? I'd be very grateful. Cheers!

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Celtoid (64.12.116.136 - 64.12.116.136)
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 07:19 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I don't know much about Old Irish, but "his stone" is "a chloch" in Modern Irish.

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mary (24.185.210.123 - 24.185.210.123)
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

possessives:

singular lenites all except for "a" meaning "her"

mo chloch (my stone)
do chloch (your stone)
a chloch (his stone)
a cloch (her stone)

plurals eclipse all:

ár gcloch (our stone)
bhur gcloch (your [pl] stone)
a gcloch (their stone)

Hope that helps a bit.

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