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This Essay, independently of its intrinsic worthy, advantages nice compliment, as being the 1st commonplace try and clarify the rules of Welsh Syntax. In giving definitions of issues belonging to common Grammar, and in showing correspondence of idiom among the Welsh and the Latin and Greek languages, a lot aid used to be additionally derived from Zumpt, Key, Arnold, Matthiæ, and Kühner.

All will let Welsh Grammar, improved to any of these which have been hitherto released, is particularly a lot wanted; yet no matter if the current paintings surpasses its predecessors, has to be decided through the reader. it will likely be visible, there's no doubt, that many deficiencies exist during this creation, and that its shortcomings are various. notwithstanding, may still a moment variation be known as for, it's was hoping that those deficiencies can be amended, errors rectified, and lots of observations extra that have now been passed over, owing partially to need of time, and in part to wish of data. And with this view it might be deemed a kindness if Welsh critics might, both publicly or privately, favour me with tricks, emendations, and feedback, in order that i'll be enabled to ship forth a moment version extra systematic, extra excellent, and extra complete.

It is my responsibility to country that i'm lower than very nice tasks to the Rev. Thomas Briscoe, B. D., Vice-Principal and show of Jesus university, Oxford, for the sort suggestions he has rendered me, either in having a look over the paintings earlier than it used to be despatched to the Printer, and in correcting the proof-sheets whereas passing during the press. have been it no longer for him, and the Rev. William Briscoe, M. A., Fellow of Jesus university, it truly is uncertain even if the e-book may ever were released: and if the reader derives any enjoy the Grammar, he, doubtless, will sign up for me in acknowledging our gratitude to those Gentlemen.

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Excerpt from A Grammar of the Welsh Language in accordance with the main authorized platforms: With Copious Examples From probably the most right Welsh WritersThis Essay, independently of its intrinsic worthy, benefits nice compliment, as being the 1st usual try and 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.

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Cynnhwrf N Observ. Some (a) the nasal of d; nh of prefer cy to cyn before 91. Cys. Cynnal (cyn-dal), to support. Cynnadl (cyn-dadl), a discourse. (cyn-twrf), noise. is t. nh : cynhicrf, not cynnhwrf. —When words begin with Cyssou (cys-son), let cys s, Cyssefin consistent. precede thcni. i), primary. A branch of the New School adopts cy in preference to cym, cyn, It is, however, very doubtful whether it may be correctly used for cym and cijn, as cy has a tendency to govern the labials in the middle, and the dentals in the asp.

Gwlédd, a banquet. Lief, a cry. 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.

Pi. d) By adding one pi. termination to another. stances in which this occurs are very few. Llo, calf, pi. lloi or lloiau. Neges, message, pi. The in- negesau or negeseuau. 120. In limiting the use of the terminations, care should have been taken to restrict each to a particular class of substantives ; but we find that this was very much neglected. Hence the impossibility of laying down any definite rules The following are laid do^vn as (jeucral for their formation. rules. 121. Derivatives ending in der, did, dod, edd, yd, aeth, rendered plural by adding au.

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