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This book presents the first comprehensive reference on noun declensions in Modern Irish Whereas traditional descriptions of noun inflection are notoriously complex and filled with exceptions and irregularities this reference guide provides a systematic and straightforward characterization of nominal paradigms which also captures important generalizations about the inflection of nouns Andrew Carnie proposes ten declension classes instead of the traditional five and separates off seven major types of plural formation He provides fully inflected paradigms for 1200 nouns and a reference list of 10000 Irish nouns annotated with their new declension class their plural type and the form of the genitive singular and common case nominative plural The book also includes parallel information on the inflection of adjectives and prepositionsThis uniue reference tool will be invaluable not only to language researchers and authors but to teachers and students of the language whether they are native speakers or beginners

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    Take my 5 star review with a grain of salt I wrote it

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    The helpfulness of this book can't be overstated It is an in depth look at Irish Gaeilge nouns It covers all the declensions looking at them all in detail and gives details on how to form the plurals of nouns something which can be tricky in Irish On top of this Mr Carnie gives uite a few verbal nouns which are nice to have as these are using to form the euivalent of the English gerund and the infinitive form of the verb He then caps it off with two lists of nouns and a section on the declension of adjectivesA must have reference for any advanced Irish learner