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§53. — Prepositions

There are many simple prepositions, such as ag, at; air, upon; ann, in, &c.; and these again,with nouns, form compound prepositions; as aġaiḋ, the face; anaġaiḋ, in the face, against, &c.

The following prepositions generally aspirate the initial mutable of the nouns they govern: —

áir upon idir between
de of mar like to
do to o, ua from
fa, faoi under tré through
feaḋ through    

Ann, in, and iar, after, eclipse the intial mutable. The original form of iar was iarn, vid. §35.

Le, with or through, and o, from, in the modern language prefix h to nouns beginning with a vowel; as riġne mé sin le heala, I did that through fear.

§54. — Conjunctions

Conjunctions are simple and compound: simple, as go, that; agus, and; and the compound are those compounded of different parts of speech, forming a sort of conjunctional phrase, do ḃriġ, because; uime sin, therefore.

For the influence of certain conjunctions upon the initial of the words that follow them, vid. §35.

§55. — Interjections

The following are a few of the more uusual interjections: —

a! O! mairg! woe to!
as truaġ! woe! monuar! alas!
foraor! alas! ceinṁear! O happy.
uċ! oh! éist! hush!

A and o, it must be observed, aspirate the initial mutable of the noun to which they are prefixed.




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