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In leinibh, g.s. of leanabh m. child, both syllables are infected,
cf. eile other, O.G. aile §95, 5 (c).
Pògadh an leinibh air sgàth na banaltruim — Kissing the
child for the sake of the nurse : — N.G.P. 338
An example of the d.s. in o is cionn in the phrase ot cionn,
a stereotyped dat. which appears in : Is phàidheadh d'a cinn —
And pay him back for it : — S.O. 148*34 : an example of the ace.
pi. is, feara, vir-os, an ace. pi. which is sometimes used as nom.
pi. : and also as the regular voc. pi., afheara — o men : — MacCor. 52.
-0- The final -e- of the gen. sing, of fem. -a- stems § 78
infects a previous syllable :
Latin n.s. planta scion Gaelic : clann f. children
r£ti' g.s. plantae of a scion cloine of children
2. A broad vowel infects a previous slender vowel :
-a- caochladh m. change, variety : O.G. com-im-chlòd
feòlmhor fleshy : feòil + mor
-u- sùil f. eye g.s. sùla : *sul-os
3. Conversely, a broad stressed vowel depalatalises a following
unstressed slender vowel § 32.
I. L The grave accent is placed on long vowels thus :
a, Ò, Ù, è, Ì
e.g. f àsach desert ; or gold ; lùth agile strength ; fèath a
calm ; fion wine
2. The acute accent is used to express the close or forward
sound in 6, and in è :
CJi^.UiA , ^' e.g. cò who? còig five, fòid mòna, a peat, bòid vow, glè
^ ' clear, cèir wax, grèine of sun
The use of the written accent is limited to long vowels
when they are stressed. The accent is not omitted in writing,
unless the stress has left the long vowel and Shifted to another

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