Munro, James

Title A New Gaelic Primer containing elements of pronunciation, an abridged grammar, formation of words, a list of Gaelic and Welsh vocables of like signification also a copious vocabulary with a figured orthoepy, and a selection of colloquial phrases on varioous subjects, with the pronunciation marked throughout. Seventh edition, improved and enlarged.
Publisher Edinburgh John Grant
Date 1908
Book ID 37300


Original cloth, 86[ii]pp.. Rather grubby outside, much annotated inside and well used. Nonetheless, these early editions are now uncommon. The comparison of Gaelic and Welsh vocabularies is particularly interesting as well as the word lists arranged thematically. First published in 1828, this is a ‘new’ edition. “... a Primer, and also a Grammar by Mr James Munro, parish schoolmaster of Kilmanivaig.... Mr Munro has published a collection of Gaelic poems and songs. His Gaelic is generally admitted to be peculiarly pure... “ Anderson and Anderson, 1824
Price: £8.00

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