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Sengoidelc: Old Irish for Beginners (Irish Studies&hellip by David Stifter
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I used this book to learn Old Irish during my last University term after David Stifter kindly agreed to let our lecturer have a wee advance copy and I have to say, this is an excellent book for the enthusiastic learner of the medieval languages. Stifter is excellent at breaking down the language into its most simple components and fully explaining all exceptions in his "Varia" sections. The book is a little "jumpy" with nouns and verbs all intermixed with little pieces of pronouns and prepositions thrown in in an apparently random order. It's not as random as it would seem and there is method in Stifter's apparent madness. And the lttle picture of the sheep, praising Bridget and… Read more