§ 515. Instead of saying that a thing has a certain taste, colour, shape, etc, we say that the taste, colour, or shape is on the thing, as in the following exercise.
|dath||(dhah), like tha in that||colour|
|caoi||(Kee) as ky in lucky||shape, arrangement, way|
|deis||(desh) (West Conn.)|
§ 517. Look back at rule for aspiration of adjectives. After FEMININE nouns in NOMINATIVE and ACCUSATIVE singular, the first consonant of following adjective is aspirated, as min ḃuiḋe (min Wee), yellow meal; an tseanḃean ḃoċt, the poor old woman.
§ 518. Feuċ! (faeCH, Munster Fiaċ! (fee-oCH'), see! look at! as feuċ an fear boċt ag an doras.
§ 519. Some phrases: Cia ċaoi 'ḃfuil tú? (kee'-ă Chee Wil thoo); what way are you? Cia an ċuma (CHum-ă) 'tá ort? How are you? What is the way that is on you? Cuir caoi ar, repair, set in order; ag cur caoi ar, repairing.
§ 520. The relative pronoun who, which, that before is, are, is not used in Irish; as an fear atá, the man who is; an t-uan atá, the lamb that is; an áit atá, the place which is; na fir atá tinn, the men who are sick.
§ 522. Atá caoi mhaith ar Aodh, Hugh is in good circumstances.. Ní'l caoi (or dóigh) ar Niall, Niall is not well off, is in a bad way.
as in English