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Old Irish Online

Table of Contents

Patrizia de Bernardo Stempel and Jonathan Slocum

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Lessons

0. Introduction to Old Irish
1. Compert Con Culainn 'The Conception of Cu Chulainn', part of the Ulster Cycle
2. Táin Bó Regamna 'The Cattle Raid of the Important Calf', also part of the Ulster Cycle
3. Táin Bó Regamna (continued)
4. Táin Bó Regamna (conclusion)
5. Comrac Liadaine ocus Cuirithir 'The Encounter of Liadain and Cuirithir'
6. Audacht Morainn 'The Testament of Morann'
7. Immram Brain 'Bran's Voyage'
8. Fingal Rónain 'The Kin-slaying of Ronan'
9. Lebor Gabála Érenn 'The Book of the Taking of Ireland'
10. Aislinge Meic Con Glinne 'The Vision of Mac Con Glinne'

Grammar Points

1. Spelling and Pronunciation
     1.1. The Phonological System and its Orthographical Representations
     1.2. Accentuation
2. Word Order
     2.1. The Basic Word Order of Old Irish
     2.2. Word Order in Nominal Syntagms and Compounds
     2.3. Residues of the Older SOV Structure
3. The Verb
     3.1. Sentences without Verb
     3.2. Nominal Forms of the Verb
     3.3. Inflected Verbal Forms
     3.4. Impersonal Constructions
4. The Noun
5. Prepositions
6. Initial Mutations
     6.1. Lenition
     6.2. Nasalization
     6.3. Spirant Mutation
7. Tmesis
8. Verbal Nouns and Their Use
     8.1. Morphology of the Verbal Noun
     8.2. Constructions Involving Verbal Nouns
9. General Synopsis of the Case Endings in Relation to the Noun-Stem Classes
10. The Pronoun
11. Syntax: Coordination
     11.1. The Conjunction ocus
     11.2. Alternatives to ocus
     11.3. Disjunctive Conjunctions
     11.4. Adversative Conjunctions
12. The Two Paradigms of the Verb 'to be'
     12.1. The Copula
     12.2. The Substantive Verb
13. The Noun: o- and yo-Stems
14. The Syntax of the Adjective
15. Personal and Possessive Pronouns I
     15.1. Independent Personal Pronouns
     15.2. Emphasizing Personal Pronouns
     15.3. Possessive Pronouns
16. Relative Clauses
     16.1. Types of Relative Clauses
17. The Verb: Voice and Stem-Classes
     17.1. Active vs. Impersonal/Passive
     17.2. The Stem-Classes and their Characteristics
18. The Noun: â- and yâ-Stems
19. Numerals
     19.1. Cardinals
     19.2. Ordinals
20. Suffixed Pronouns
21. Relative Clauses: Special Verb Forms
22. The Verb: Absolute and Conjunct
     22.1. Absolute vs. Simple Conjunct
     22.2. Conjunct Deuterotonic vs. Conjunct Prototonic
23. The Noun: u-, i-, and î-Stems
     23.1. u-Stems
     23.2. i-Stems
     23.3. î-Stems
24. The Adjective: Declensions of the Adjective
     24.1. o- and â-stems
     24.2. yo- and yâ-stems
     24.3. i-stems
     24.4. u-stems
25. Infixed Pronouns
     25.1. 'Class A' Infixed Pronouns
     25.2. 'Class B' Infixed Pronouns
26. Relative Clauses: Special Pronominal Forms
27. The Verb: Past Tenses of the Indicative
     27.1. Different Forms for Different Functions
     27.2. Morphology of the Imperfect
     27.3. Morphology of the Preterites
28. The Noun: s-Stems
29. Comparison of the Adjective: the Comparative Grade
     29.1. The Regular Formation
     29.2. Irregular Formations
     29.3. Syntax
30. Demonstrative Pronouns and Pronominals; the Article
     30.1. Demonstrative Pronouns
     30.2. Other Demonstrative Elements
     30.3. The Article
31. Negative Sentences
32. The Verb: Present Indicative
33. The Noun: Consonantal Stems
34. Comparison of the Adjective: the Equative Grade
     34.1. The Regular Formation
     34.2. Other Formations
     34.3. Syntax
35. Pronouns Suffixed to Prepositions
36. Subordination
     36.1. Temporal Clauses
     36.2. Causal Clauses
     36.3. Concessive Clauses
37. The Verb: The Subjunctive
38. Irregular Nouns
39. Comparison of the Adjective: the Superlative Grade
     39.1. The Regular Formation
     39.2. Irregular Formations
     39.3. Syntax
40. Interrogative Pronouns and Sentences
41. Subordination
     41.1. Final Clauses
     41.2. Consecutive Clauses
     41.3. Related Speech
42. The Verb: Future Tense
43. Nominal Composition
44. Indefinite Pronouns
     44.1. 'each, every'
     44.2. 'any'
     44.3. 'other'
45. The Expression of Reflexivity and Middle Voice
     45.1. féin
     45.2. imm
     45.3. Deponent Inflection
46. Conditional Clauses
47. The Verb: Imperative
48. Some Productive Noun-Suffixes
49. Word Formation of the Adjectives
50. The Necessity of Reading: Some References
     50.1. Handbooks
     50.2. Dictionaries
     50.3. Further Readings for Beginners
     50.4. Further Bibliography