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Late Old Irish lenition and the modern Gaelic verb

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328 Seiten | broschiert
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2013
  • ISBN: 978-3-942002-13-4
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  • Artikelnummer: 978-3-942002-13-4

Art J. Hughes:

Late Old Irish lenition and the modern Gaelic Verb

328 S.., 19 Karten, broschiert.
2013. ISBN: 978-3-942002-13-4

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Über das Buch:

Late Old Irish lenition and the modern Gaelic verb traces the development of lenition from Old Irish sources through the medieval period into the modern era. The dialect maps of the modern Gaelic languages in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man are examined in minute detail and 19 new maps are also provided.
The particles ro, no and do ‘geminated’ in Old Irish (by analogy with the negative particle < Archaic Old Irish nís). In late Old Irish, however, these particles merged with the leniting neuter infixed pronoun a to produce the innovatory series of preverbal ro, no, do and leniting – although in Modern Irish of the copula retains older ‘geminating’ (now ‘h + vowel’), as does the archaic negative of the passive in certain Munster and Galway dialects.
The ever-increasing popularity of lenition as a relative marker from late Old Irish onwards is also examined and used to explain the current distribution of secondary lenited independent forms thá in Scotland, Waterford and, more recently, Dingle (in the light of accompanying lenited forms dh’ól ‘drank’ and mharbh(uighe)adh ‘was killed’) as opposed to non-lenited , d’ól and marbh(uighe)adh in other areas of the pan-Gaelic world, such as Connaught, Ulster and the Isle of Man.
Chapters are dedicated: to Rathlin Gaelic, as a frontier dialect between East and West; to explaining the occurrence of Middle Irish tuc, táinic and tarla as lenited thug ‘gave’, thainig ‘came’, tharla ‘happened’ in the modern era; while another chapter looks at the dating implications of the various developments during some thirteen centuries of historical Gaelic philology. The work may be said to be an admixture of linguistic geography and geology and will be of interest to the historical linguist in Celtic Studies and further afield.

 

Der Author:

Dr A.J. Hughes, MA, MиsL, PhD, is a Reader in Irish at the University of Ulster. His doctoral thesis was study of the Gaelic dialect of the Bluestack Mountains, Co. Donegal. He is a prominent scholar in the field of Celtic linguistics and literature. In 2009/10 he was Senior Fulbright Irish Language Scholar at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University where he was a Visiting Professor and he also lectured in Univeristй Rennes 2 in Brittany 1992-94. He has written, edited and translated 16 books (in English, Irish, French and Breton) and has published articles in leading academic journals in his field. Monographs include: Robert Shipboy MacAdam: His life and Gaelic proverb collection (1998, listed in the top three Irish and British folklore monographs for that year); The Great Irish Verb Book (2008) plus The Big Drum (2009) a translation of Seosamh Mac Grianna's novel An Druma Mуr. Other roles include: the Chair of The McCracken Cultural Society, Belfast, and founder of Ben Madigan Press. Outside of academia, he is also an occasional broadcaster on radio and television.

 

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