Concise Grammar Scottish Gaelic now available

This concise grammar of the Scottish Gaelic language is aimed at beginners or advanced learners who are looking for a reference in addition to a textbook or a learner’s guide. It fills the between language courses which introduce a language step by step, but spread single parts of speech or grammatical concepts across different chapters, and scientific grammars which cover a language in-depth in its entirety and in its historical development.

The main focus here is to provide a practical help, not scientific analysis. Therefore mainly the modern Scottish Gaelic is described in both standard and colloquial usage. Dialectal differences are partly covered as well.

Each chapter presents a single part of speech and explains its forms and usage, e.g. tables or lists of inflection or through examples. In addition, special forms, fixed idioms and larger constructions are mentioned.

A comprehensive keyword index makes it easy to find certain forms (e.g. prepositions) or parts of speech; footnotes give more detailed hints or backgrounds. In the e-book edition, the reader can jump directly from the keyword to the passage where it is mentioned.

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Table of contents:

1 Introduction
  1.1 About this grammar
  1.2 About the Scottish Gaelic language
2 Lenition
  2.1 Lenition in writing
  2.2 Consonant groups with “s”
  2.3 When does lenition occur
  2.4 Prefixed “dh'”
3 Verbs
  3.1 Formation of the tenses
  3.2 Verb as “Yes”/“No”
  3.3 Imperative
  3.4 Perfect tenses
  3.5 Syncope with “-il”/“-in”/“-ir”
  3.6 Present tense
  3.7 Preterite tense
  3.8 Future tense
  3.9 Relative future
  3.10 Conditional
    3.10.1 Conditional of the substantive verb
  3.11 The Passive
  3.12 Passive constructions
  3.13 Past participle
  3.14 Impersonal forms
  3.15 Substantive verb “bi”
  3.16 Copula
  3.17 Irregular verbs
    3.17.1 Preterite and verbal nouns
    3.17.2 Future
    3.17.3 Conditional
    3.17.4 Passiv
  3.18 The Verbal Noun
    3.18.1 Progressive with verbal noun
    3.18.2 Construction with verbal noun and the preposition „aig”
    3.18.3 Construction with verbal noun and the preposition “a°”/“do°”
    3.18.4 Formation of the perfect with verbal nouns
    3.18.5 Formation of the passive with “rach”
    3.18.6 Construction “bi … ri”
    3.18.7 Expression of state
  3.19 Modal verbs: have, can, must, …
    3.19.1 have
    3.19.2 can
    3.19.3 must etc.
    3.19.4 should etc.
    3.19.5 like
    3.19.6 want
    3.19.7 may
    3.19.8 need
  3.20 Defective and suppletive verbs
    3.20.1 “faod”
    3.20.2 “feum”
    3.20.3 “saoil”
    3.20.4 “theab”
    3.20.5 “arsa”
    3.20.6 Other defective verbs
4 The Substantival Domain
5 The Article
  5.1 Prepositions with article
6 Nouns
  6.1 The nominative case
  6.2 The vocative case
  6.3 The genitive case
    6.3.1 Singular
    6.3.2 Special formations of the genitive case
    6.3.3 Plural
  6.4 The dative case
    6.4.1 Special formations
  6.5 Compound nouns
  6.6 Noun phrase with genitive
7 Adjectives
  7.1 Singular
  7.2 Plural
  7.3 Comparison
    7.3.1 Comparative
    7.3.2 Positive: “as … as …”
    7.3.3 Construction “the …, the …”
    7.3.4 Special formation of comparative and superlative
  7.4 Grading
  7.5 Intensification
8 Adverbs
9 Adverbial phrases of time
  9.1 “Around today”
  9.2 “Around the year”
  9.3 Miscellaneous
  9.4 “since/for”
  9.5 “ago”
  9.6 “in”
  9.7 “until”
  9.8 “last”
  9.9 “next”
  9.10 Days of the week
  9.11 Names of the months
  9.12 Seasons
10 Pronouns
  10.1 Personal pronouns
  10.2 Possessives
  10.3 Demonstrative pronouns
  10.4 Indefinite pronouns
  10.5 Interrogative pronoun
  10.6 Relative pronouns
  10.7 Relative pronoun with preposition
  10.8 “fhèin”
11 Prepositions
  11.1 Simple prepositions
  11.2 Compound prepositions
  11.3 Prepositional pronouns
    11.3.1 Prepositional possessive
    11.3.2 Forms
    11.3.3 Overview table prepositional pronouns and possessive adjectives
12 Conjunctions
  12.1 copulative (connecting)
  12.2 concessive
  12.3 “that”
  12.4 conditional
  12.5 causal
  12.6 final
  12.7 temporal
  12.8 miscellaneous
  12.9 “whether”
13 Numbers
  13.1 Cardinal numbers
    13.1.1 The “score” system (counting in groups of 20)
    13.1.2 The Decimal system
  13.2 Multiplicatives
  13.3 Ordinal numbers
  13.4 Numbers for people
  13.5 Counting of collectives
  13.6 Counting of money
  13.7 Telling the Time
14 Prefixes and suffixes
  14.1 Emphatic suffixes
15 Interjections
16 Gaelic abbreviations
17 Building sentences
  17.1 The simple sentence
  17.2 Nominal phrases
  17.3 Verbal phrases
    17.3.1 Verbal noun phrases
  17.4 Adverbial groups
  17.5 Interrogative sentences
  17.6 Negation
  17.7 Requests/Orders
  17.8 Subordinate sentences
    17.8.1 Conjunctional sentences
    17.8.2 Relative sentences
    17.8.3 Indirect questions
18 Grammatical terms
19 List of abbreviations
20 Bibliography
Footnotes
Index
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