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Díth Ingne (An Cúigiú Díochlaonadh, ar l. arís) Posted by on Jun 17, 2011

(le Róislín) So, what do you see in the title of this blog that exemplifies the pattern for a 5th-declension noun?  That’s right, nothing really. Remember the various patterns we’ve seen so far (athair, athar, aithreacha; cathair, cathrach, cathracha; cathaoir, cathaoireach, cathaoireacha)?  And more recently, the pattern where you add “-an,” as in: pearsa, pearsan…

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Whither “Nathair”? Mar “Athair” nó Mar “Chathair”? Posted by on Jun 6, 2011

(le Róislín) So, you’re staring at the Irish word “nathair” and wondering which way to go for its tuiseal ginideach and its foirmeacha iolra.   Is it going to be like “cathair” or is it going to be like “athair”? Before we actually answer that (why cut to the chase when we can prevaricate and still…

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