A grammar of the Irish language by Henry Joseph Monck Mason

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Brych brwnt crwm crwn cwta dwfn llwfr llwm bront crom cron cota dofn llofr llom bychan byr cryf cryg ffyrf gwlyb Fem. brech (as noun, 'pox, vaccination') bechan ber cref creg fferf gwleb 30 mwll tlws trwm trwsgl twn swrth pendwll peiígrwn ADJECTIVES moir tlos trom trosgl ton 'broken' sorth pendoll pengron gwyn gwyrdd hysb hyll gwymp llym sych syth syml melyn claerwyn gwen gwerdd hesb hell gwemp llem sech seth* seml melen claerwen In brith 'speckled', fem. braith, i becomes ai. *These feminine forms, though found in literature, are now regarded as obsolete.

Anyone swifter than he)'. Mi welais ei well T have seen his better'. (iv) A comparative may be preceded by a numeral: mil harddach 'a thousand (times) more beautiful'; canmil gwell 'a hundred thousand (times) better'; deuwell 'twice better'. A noun or adj. denoting size or degree can precede a comparative: llawer gwannach 'much weaker'; ychydig mwy 'a few (little) more'; rhywfaint pellach 'somewhat further'; llawn cymaint 'quite as much' (§§ 96, 101, 106). (v) The following comparatives are often used adverbally: mwy, mwyach, bellach, gynt; also the noun rhagor, which can have an equative meaning.

Pa le y'th welais? 'Where did I see y o u ? ' ; Pe'm curech ife'ch cosbid 'If you were to beat me you would be punished'; Paham na'th gredodd di? ' Expressions such as lley'm; lle y'th; yna y'm; yno y'th, are sometimes contracted, respectively, to lle'm, lle'th, yna'm, yno'th. g. nis gwelsoch (ef); am nas rhoddasoch (ef/hi/hwy) iddynt; " a ' r eiddo ei hun nis derbyniasant ef" (John i. 11);

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