By Andrew Carnie
This publication offers the 1st entire reference on noun declensions in smooth Irish. while conventional descriptions of noun inflection are notoriously advanced and full of exceptions and irregularities, this reference advisor offers a scientific and simple characterization of nominal paradigms, which additionally captures vital generalizations in regards to the inflection of nouns. Andrew Carnie proposes ten declension sessions rather than the normal 5 and separates off seven significant sorts of plural formation. He presents absolutely inflected paradigms for 1200 nouns, and a reference record of 10,000 Irish nouns annotated with their new declension category, their plural style and the shape of the genitive singular and customary case (nominative) plural. The publication additionally contains parallel details at the inflection of adjectives and prepositions.
This detailed reference device could be useful not just to language researchers and authors, yet to lecturers and scholars of the language, whether or not they are local audio system or rookies.