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The Zero to Gaelic Master Index

2nd edition (version 2.5)

by Ted Brian Neveln, Slighe nan Gaidheal

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Students of Gaelic use different textbooks and this table makes it easier to find similar topics from different books, especially since most of them do not have good indexes. Rows are sorted to match the Zero to Gaelic curriculum. Roman numerals stand for volume numbers in multi-volume works. Different books may use different terms for the same thing and this table tries to reconcile them while respecting the individual choices of the authors. Since this table does not cover all the materials in these books a blank box may mean that the topic does not fit here or I simply missed it. Scottish Gaelic in 12 Weeks has an excellent index but is here because it is the textbook of Zero to Gaelic. Suggestions and corrections are welcome.

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Scottish Gaelic in 12 Weeks (Ó Maolalaigh)

Scottish Gaelic in Three Months (Ó Maolalaigh) (Hugo Series)

Teach Yourself Complete Gaelic (Robertson & Taylor)

Teach Yourself Gaelic (Robertson & Taylor)

Teach Yourself Gaelic (Roderick Mackinnon)

Cothrom Ionnsachaidh (Ronald Black)

Gàidhlig troimh Chòmhradh (Catrìona Parsons) (3 volumes)

Scottish Gaelic (Muriel Fisher) (4 volumes)

Colloquial Scottish Gaelic (Katherine Spadaro & Katie Graham)

Beginner's Gaelic (James MacLaren)

Bun-Chùrsa Gàidhlig (Bill Blacklaw)

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xiii-xxiii

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xviii

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I.25

5-6

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pronouns

personal 1; possessive, 14; demonstrative 26

12

5, 6, 12

16

5-6

22, 27, 205; emphatic, 21

I.12

I.1; emphatic, I.13; and is, III.9; possessive, IV.11-13; relative, IV.22

thu/sibh, 10, 229; emphatic, 23, 49; possessive, 27. 229; demonstrative, 141; indefinite, 246

99-101

1

present tense of tha

1, 9; 21; conditional 137; past 36; future 100

12

6-7

17

tha, 5-7, 129, 208; imperative and subjunctive, 163-6

25-28

I.12

I.1; vs. is, IV.7-11

17, 96, 235

16-17, 40-48

to be present tense, 1

dependent form of the verb - a bheil, chan eil, nach eil

4

15

20

27-28

a bheil, chan eil, nach eil, 11-15, 129, 208

25-28

See above

I.1

17, 235-6

17

a bheil, chan eil, nach eil, 1-2, 14-15

nouns and articles

definite 20, 88-89; indefinite 2; gender 11; articles 11-2

definite, 34; indefinite, 13; gender, 23-24; articles, 23-24

19, 100-101

57-59

indeclinable and irregular nouns, 122-8

81-85

I.91-92; the, 90-9I. determining gender of nouns, I.6

I.22; definite, I.2

15, 40-1, 51,129-30, 228-9, 243-6; plurals 51

59-79 (chapters 23-26)

nouns, definite and indefinite, 2-3

possession, to have, aig

2-3, 5

14, 69. le, 70

 

possession, 36-37

23-27

28-29, 66

I.7, 27, 3. I. le III-43-5

I.5

31-32

29-31

aig, 12

yes and no

4

yes and no, 15-16

20-21

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yes and no, 22

yes and no, I.7

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17-19

yes and no, 136-37

yes and no

bha (past tense of tha)

36

past tense of tha, 47-52

134

past tense of tha, 117-119

208; indefinite pronouns, 87-90

past tense of tha, 55, 59

to be: past tense, I.26

I.9

66-7

past tense of tha, 19-21, 45-52

past tense of to be

adverbs

adverbs, 5; demonstrative adverbs, 27; adverbs of direction, 30-31; adverbs of quantity, 91

adverbs, 16-17; demonstrative adverbs, 38; adverbs of direction, 40-42; adverbs of quantity, 100-101

302

254-55, 267

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sann+adverb, 57; adverbs of motion, 167

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242

115, 161-64 (thorough list)

adverbs, 62-63

is and bu (assertive verb)

8-9, 23, 43, 54

19-21, 34-6

6-7, 84

17, 77

assertive form of verb to be, 28-35

21, 25, 27, 43 (best treatment)

III.4-6

III.8, IV.50-51; bu, IV.51-53 (good treatment of idioms)

70, 96

39-48 (good treatment)

assertive verb, 40-42

possessive adjectives. See also possession

14-15, 64

25; agam, 26

197-198

agam, 37; mo, 169

aig, 23-27;

possessive pronouns, 37-40

I.44, 46, 90

I.5, I.7

27

possessive pronouns, 103-106

14-15

adjectives

15-16, 26, 126-8

137-38, 151-54

59-60, 101-102, 140, 167-9, 183-6, 197-198 217-8, 318-319

59; formation of, 91-92

140-8

22, 57, 100-106

II.7-8, II.55-62, II.92-93

I.1; opposites, III.28

18, 32-34, 46, 94,190-1, 232-4; comparison, 65

79-99

adjectives, 55-56

glè and ro

17

ro (too) and glé, 28

glè, 18; ro, 119, 139

glè, 26; ro, 122

glé and ro, 12

glé, 33

glé, I.23, 26

I.1

34, 140

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glè and ro, 3-4

verbal nouns

21-22, 113-4

31-33, 123-124

72

68

16, 129-35

112-13

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I.4

19, 129-30

143-5

8-9, 19-21

zero to twenty

29, 112, 129-31

numerals, 39-40, 139-41

30-2; 35, 339

numbers, 35-36, 60

numerals, 154-62

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na nuimhirean, I.71-72

I.3, I.21

50, 68-76;  ordinals, 113-4

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one to thirty, 17-18

days of the week

32; dates 131

days, 42-43

69

days, 65, 327-8

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days of the week, 51, 23, 32, 44;

days of the week, I.26; months, I.81

I.10

97

numbers, 92-97

days of the week, 17

months, seasons, and holidays

32-33 79-81

89-90

of year, 138-139; years, 264-265

121-22

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months, 51-52

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months, II.1; seasons, I.20

 204-6;  months, 101

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past tense of regular verbs

dependent regular verbs, 74; independent regular verbs, 72-73

dependent regular verbs, 84; independent regular verbs, 81-82

134-138

117-121

43-48

127

II.4, 21

II.8-9

164; 183-4, 238-40

124-26

past tense of regular verbs, 19-21

imperatives

41-42

52-54

commands, 70

commands, 67

imperative moods, 163-166; vocative case, 171-74

112

II.3-6

III.6

111, 154, 174-5

132-33, 136

imperatives, 15-17

irregular verbs

irregular conditional, 167-68; irregular future, 117-21; irregular past tense, 37-39

irregular conditional, 176-77; irregular future, 127-28; irregular past tense, 48-52

278-279

four verbs: roots, past and future and interrogatives, 134; ten verbs, 234

210-19; (Most irregular verbs are sneaked in.)

165-69, 180, 184 , 189, 196, 198, 203

II.7, III.7

beir, IV.3; cluinn, IV.4-5; dean, IV.42-43; faic and thoir, III.18-20; faigh, IV.44-45: rach and abair, III.12-13; ruig, IV.6-7; thig, IV.45-46; thoir, II.13

240-2

138-41

irregular verbs, 21-22

sann

56-58, 146

67-69

349-350

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57, 60, 140 (best treatment)

I-67; III.5

IV.10-11

96

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41

simple prepositions. See also prepositional pronouns

62, 93-96, 184

prepositions, 73, 132-3, 135 195

171; à, às, 7; aig, 32-33; air, 33-34, 199-200; ann, 19-20; a/do, 18-19; gu, 118; le, 44-45, 351, 355; mu, 121, 171-172; tro, 216

preposition, 148; a, 17; aig, 37; air, 38; ann, 87-8; do, 75-6; gu, 105; le, 47; mu, 107, 149; ro, 105-6

17-18; aig, an ann, 30; 23-27; ann, 12; le, 28-35

prepositions, 66-73 (best treatment of propositions)

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chart, II.16; emphatic endings, IV.60; list, III.29, IV.46-49, IV.58-59

230-32; à 165; ann 101, 148; do 39-40; gu 180; le 35, 77, 187

prepositions, 102, 153-61

simple prepositions, 4-5

dative case (prepositional case)

prepositional case, 67

prepositional case, 78-80

166-7; 168

dative case of nouns, 103-4

17-18; feminine dative, 36-42

66-74 (Note: Black concentrates more on noun forms than on cases)

II.92-3

I.23-24

129-30

60, 63, 76, 84-5 153,

dative case, 27-9

interrogative \ question words & required verb forms

ciamar?, 6, 78; có?, 5, 8, 78; dé?, 22, 78; có ás?, 5; verbal particles ciamar a / cuine a?, 78

ciamar?, 17; có?, 19, 135-36; dé? 33, 67; có ás?, 16; verbal particles ciamar a / cuine a?, 85-6

negative, 73; permission, 82-83; returning, 8

131, 147

83-86

135-41 (good treatment)

no single location

answering, I.14; future tense, I.19; is (assertive), III.10; past tense, I.9; present tense, I.6

18-9, 115-6

co, ciod, cia, de, 48, 113

cò, dè, ciamar, carson, cuin, càit, 11

telling time

clock, 79-80, 97-98

clock, 106-7

213

time, 47-48, 181-82

Dé'n uair a tha e?, 179-84

telling the time, 74

an t-uaireadair, I.73-76

II.2-3

78-81

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telling time, 18-19

genitive case singular of masculine nouns

88-90, 108-109, 111

94-106 (good treatment)

114-6

genitive case, 101-3

genitive case of masculine nouns, 91-104; augment "a" in genitive singular, 117-121

66-71

II.72-75, II.92-3

III.23-24

129-30, 170, 201, 245-6

63-79 (best treatment of genitives)

genitive case singular of masculine nouns, 30-2

genitive case singular of feminine nouns

88-90, 108-109, 111

94-106

114-6

101-3

genitive case singular of feminine nouns,105-116; augment "a" in genitive singular, 117-121

66-71

See above

II.23-24

129-30, 170, 201, 245-6

63-79

genitive case singular of feminine nouns, 32-3

genitive plural of nouns

92-96, 108-109, 111

94-106 (good treatment)

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101-3, 146 (scanty treatment)

genitive case of masculine nouns, 91-104; genitive case singular of feminine nouns,105-116

80-6

noun declensions (clàran-ainmear), I.92-3; II.92-3

I.23-24

129-30, 245-6

50, 61, 64-71

genitive plural of nouns, 47

personal names

proper names, 84

proper names, 58-59

forenames, 198-199, 420-421; surnames, 2-3, 230-231, 282, 421-422

forenames, 170-1, 340; surnames, 196, 341-2; vocatives, 15-6, 76-7, 101

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names, 53, 65-66

I.7; proper names, I.13-14

I.27

15-16

names, 77-79

Christian names, 5

towns and countries

132-3

countries, 142-3

98

geographic features, 41-2; hill names, 127

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place-names, 86-7, 102-3; [maps, 53, 86, 156, 158, 163]

III.85-7

countries, I.23-24

170-71; Alba, 121; Edinburgh 167-8

adverbs of place, 163

towns and countries, 48-50

names of places, etc.

See above

See above

7-8, 21, 37-39, 416-419

housenames, 113; placenames, 41-42, 127

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New Zealand III.88

geography, II.10, 16-18

170-1

See above

placenames, 7-8

compound prepositions and prepositions taking cases other than dative

composite prepositions, 93-95

composite prepositions, 102-5

(scanty treatment)

102, 137 (scanty treatment)

compound prepositions, 140-8

117, 188

II.46-50

IV.13-16

175-6

160-61 (good list but dated)

compound prepositions and prepositions taking cases other than dative, 60-62

conjunctions

104-105 (good treatment)

114-15 (good treatment)

(no separate treatment)

(no separate treatment)

nas, na (than), 149-53

verbal particles, 135-38; because, 201-203

III.11-13

I.2, III.3-4; conditional mood, IV.29

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112, 165-66 (good list)

conjunctions, 69-70

future tense of tha (to be)

100

110

153

133-34

49-56, 208

153

I.36, II.5-6, 37, 40-42

I.19

235

24-25

bithidh, 8-9

-(a)idh form regular verbs (future tense)

regular verbs:future, 100-101

regular verbs:future, 110-12

153-154

133-4

regular verb in future tense, 49-56

future/immediate, 153-4

II.5-6, II.36-8

III.2

239-40

future tense, 126-29

future tense of irregular verbs, 35-37

-(a)idh form irregular verbs (future tense)

rregular verbs:future, 117-21

irregular verbs:future, 127-9

154-155, 297

regular, 134

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future/immediate, 153-IV. see also under irregular verbs

See above

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161

future tense, 126-29

future tense of irregular verbs, 35-37

-(e)as form of the verb (relative future)

100-101

relative future, 110-12

156, 212

135, 181

regular verb in future tense, 49-56, 80

có- type phrases (relative future), 135-39, 141 (best treatment of relative future and relative clauses in chapters 12 and 13

I.35, II.5-6, 37, 40, 42; II.36-8; III.10-11

questions, I.19; regular verbs, III.3

132-3

126-28

relative form of the verb, 37-8

a, nach, na relative pronouns

direct relative pronoun, 76,78, 120, 145

direct relative pronoun, 131-32, 154-56

see relative future

no separate discussion

demonstrative and relative pronouns, 79-82

có-type and nach-type particles, 135-7 (best treatment of relative clauses)

relative pronouns, I.43; relative clauses (roinntean dàimheach) III.10-11

IV.22

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25, 109-13

relative pronouns, 42-3

prepositional pronouns

3, 178; air, 64; le, 59; ri, 73; do, 44, 74

26, 188, 195; air, 74-75; le, 70-72; ri, 83-84; do, 83-4

See preposition above

air, 38; le, 46-47, 294; ri, 48-49, 148, See also chapter 7.

table of, 222-3

prepositional pronouns, 29, 57, 164; air, 73; le, 59; ri, 126

air, I.36; le, I.44, III.43; ri, I.54

air, I.13-14; le / leis, I.17

231-2

prepositional pronouns, 101-103; air, 36; le, 47-48, 151-52, ri, 147, 158;

air, le, ri, 23-24

numbers 20-99

129; personal, 148

139-41; personal, 158

money, 61

36; money, 60

numerals, 154-62

32, 44

I.70-78

11 through 100, I.21

71

92-97

numbers over thirty, 4

-adh, -ainn form of regular verbs (subjunctive / conditional)

regular conditional/past habitual, 135-37

regular conditional, 145-8

330-333

conditional tense of regular verbs, 277-79

subjunctive mood, 163-166

conditional tense, 144-46

conditional (an tràth claon), II.6, II.63, III.6-7

IV.33-37; IV.53-57

240

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subjunctive tense (regular verbs) 39-40

-adh, -ainn form of irregular verbs (subjunctive / conditional)

rregular conditional/past habitual, 167-68

irregular conditional/past habitual, 176-78

333-335

conditional, 279-281

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conditional tense, 144-46

See above

5.33-37; IV.53-57

240

subjunctive, 129-31

subjunctive tense (irregular verbs) 39-40

subjunctive (conditional, imperfect) tense of to be

tha conditional/past habitual, 137

tha conditional/past habitual, 147

314-316, 321

263-66

208; tha, imperative and subjunctive, 163-6

conditional tense, 144

II.6, 63, III.6, 10

IV.29-33

236

to be in the subjunctive, 21-22

bhithinn, bhitheadh tu, 9-10

ma, nan, mur (if, if not)

76, 138-39,

86, 148-50

74

ma / mur eil, 69; nam / mura, 265-66

a (relative pronoun), 30; ma, na, 50; as, nas, 149-150

136-137, 164

III.11

III.3-4

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122-23, 130

if in Gaelic, 59-60

comparison of regular adjectives

141-42

151-54

217-218

159-60, 185-86

149-153

181-84

III.13-15, 32, 37, 53, 57

III.26

233-4

88-90

comparison of regular adjectives, 57-58

comparison of irregular adjectives

142-43

152

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159

149-153

181-84

III.13-15, 32, 37, 53

III.26

233-4

91

comparison of irregular adjectives, 58-59

dependent clauses gun (that)

76-78, 144-5

85-88, 154-156

170, 245-246

147, 207–8

175-8

137, 140

I.16, 23 et passim

IV.23-24

182-4

gu'n, 112,123

14-15

nominal inversion

155-56

165-66

263-4

223

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inverted nominal, 117. (Only detailed treatment)

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nominal inversion, IV.24-27

169-70

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compound tenses

perfect, 158-60

perfect, 168-72

air, 199-200

air, 171-72

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189-94

II.6-7; III.8-9

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149

compound tenses, 67-69

gam / 'nam (prepositional possessive adjectives)

gam / 'gad, 114. nam / 'nad, 51

gam / 'gad, 123-24, 166. 'nam / nad, 62, 65

gam / gad, 85; nam / nad, 261-263

direct objects: pronouns, 78-9

prepositional possessives, 136-9

gam, 116-7. 'nam, 47-8, 206

I.27, 'gam, I.53-54, II.18; 'nam, I.74, II.17, III.48;

nam / nad, IV.16-18; gam / gad, IV.18-19; dol ga, IV.42

90-2, 230-1

gam / 'gad, 51, 106, 146. 'nam, 106-8

prepositions aig and ann with possessive adjectives, 24-5

defective verbs. (Nominal Inversion is a related concept)

177-78; modal verbs, 152; inversion, 155-56 (best treatment)

modal adjectives, 162, 186-87; inversion, 165-6 (best treatment)

faod, 82-83; feum, 156-157

faodaidh, 76; feumaidh, 136

irregular and defective verbs, 175-8; 220-21

feum and faod, 167-68

II.30, III.23

faod, II.12; feum, I.5

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verbs, 150-53 (thorough list)

defective verbs, 64-65

adjectives declining with nouns

15-16; 126-28

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167-169

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I.1

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