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This Essay, independently of its intrinsic worthy, benefits nice compliment, as being the 1st usual try to clarify the foundations of Welsh Syntax. In giving definitions of issues belonging to common Grammar, and in displaying correspondence of idiom among the Welsh and the Latin and Greek languages, a lot support was once additionally derived from Zumpt, Key, Arnold, Matthiæ, and Kühner.

All will let Welsh Grammar, more suitable to any of these which have been hitherto released, is particularly a lot wanted; yet even if the current paintings surpasses its predecessors, has to be decided by way of the reader. will probably be visible, there isn't any doubt, that many deficiencies exist during this construction, and that its shortcomings are quite a few. although, may still a moment variation be referred to as for, it's was hoping that those deficiencies will be amended, error rectified, and plenty of observations additional that have now been passed over, owing in part to need of time, and in part to need of information. And with this view it'd be deemed a kindness if Welsh critics may, both publicly or privately, favour me with tricks, emendations, and comments, in order that i'll be enabled to ship forth a moment variation extra systematic, extra excellent, and extra complete.

It is my accountability to kingdom that i'm less than very nice tasks to the Rev. Thomas Briscoe, B. D., Vice-Principal and coach of Jesus collage, Oxford, for the type tips he has rendered me, either in having a look over the paintings earlier than it was once despatched to the Printer, and in correcting the proof-sheets whereas passing in the course of the press. have been it now not for him, and the Rev. William Briscoe, M. A., Fellow of Jesus university, it's uncertain no matter if the booklet could ever were released: and if the reader derives any enjoy the Grammar, he, doubtless, will subscribe to me in acknowledging our gratitude to those Gentlemen.

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Long monosyllables become half long in penults, a syllable beginning with a voivel is added. Car carw = cà-ru, to love. Ton tonau = tò-nau, tunes, 68. when : : (a) B,ff{ph), and I, are half long in penults, with a vowel, although they are uncertain if iu the next syllable begins monosyllables. Hèl = hô-la. 69. Long monosyllables : hela are made short in penults, a syllable beginning with a consonant is added. Mâb mkh%axìt, patron saint. : Glâu glànwaith, clean. --/aí/ien Tân tàuio, to fire. : of syllables, as above, are consonants.

Taceo), silence. ( When followed by words beginning radically with g they prefer the g sound. 94. , it is here as such. not strictly a prefix, but it is con- ; ORTHOGHAPHY. 22 Asgafaetli (as-eafaeth), a prey. Esgyn (=L. ascendu\, to ascend. Esgar (es-car), to separate. Ysgafn (ys-cawn), light. Ysgarm (ys-garm), a scream. Disgyu (=L. descendo), to descend. 95. When Gosgel (gos-cel), a gloom. Gosgonld (gos-cordd = L. retinue. (cj'-ysgod Cysgod = Gr. cohorte), a (r/córos), a shadow. Dysgweiui (dys-gweini), to administer.

Nèî, hearcn. Cod, a bag. are not susceptible of any kind of classification, bemg used indifferently in masculines or feminines. Ton, a wave. l^ròu, a Ffòn, a breast. Torch, a chain. Ffòrch, a fork. staff. 140. /3. Compound nouns, formed regularly, have their gender assigned to them in accordance Avith the gender of the last of their component parts. Elnsendy (elusen-ty), almshouse, mas. Arfdy (arf-ty), armotiry, mas. Ceuffordd (cau-ffordd), tunnel, fem. a,-i, fem. i^'^' , , ( ^""^ ^^ «• ''''"*'^' "^•^^• ' 1 i c ^"^'^'^' '"«^^' ^^"^- ) ;; ; , ETYMOLOGY.

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