This is the third edition of Gaelchultúr’s best-selling grammar book, which has sold over 10,000 copies since it was first published in 2008. In this new expanded edition, there is a focus on certain grammatical rules that were not covered in the first two editions and plenty of additional exercises have been also been provided.
The author sought to simplify many of the rules and recommendations contained in An Caighdeán Oifigiúil Athbhreithnithe (The Revised Official Standard) and to present them in clear, accessible language.
Gramadach gan Stró! is aimed at those who have already achieved a reasonable standard of spoken Irish but who wish to improve their grammar. It is suitable for those who don’t usually understand grammar books and who find complicated rules confusing.
This book does not attempt to give detailed information about Irish language grammar; instead, the author focuses on the core aspects of that grammar and presents explanations in as few words as possible. Complicated terminology is avoided and plenty of examples are given in order to illustrate the various points.
There is a strong emphasis in the book on daily usage and information is given regarding the differences between written Irish and the forms that are heard in everyday speech. Each unit contains a range of exercises, the answers to which are available at the back of the book. This will greatly benefit the user as (s)he seeks to gain an understanding of the various rules.
A sample unit is available here: Aonad 7: An Aidiacht 1 (An Aidiacht san Uatha agus san Iolra)
Gramadach gan Stró! (Online Course - 3 months)
Gramadach gan Stró! is aimed at those who already have a reasonably good standard of spoken Irish but who wish to improve their grammar and to learn useful idiomatic and colloquial expressions. It is suitable for those who don’t usually understand grammar courses, and who find complicated rules confusing. There is a strong emphasis on everyday usage of Irish, and information is given on the differences between the written and spoken language.
This course does not aim to give a comprehensive account of Irish grammar; rather it concentrates on the core aspects of the grammar of the language, and these are explained in a clear, concise way. Complicated terminology is avoided and plenty of examples are given to demonstrate various patterns.
This edition of the course contains extra material – it focuses on aspects of grammar that did not feature in previous editions.
QuickGuide™ Irish Grammar is an easy-to-use resource which focuses on the main aspects of the grammar of the language. The unique design and colour scheme enable the user to find information quickly, and the jargon-free explanations make this an indispensable tool for both regular users of Irish and learners of the language.
Grammatical explanations are in English and a translation is given of all the Irish language examples, making this QuickGuide™ accessible to learners at all levels of competency. The focus is on everyday language and on useful words and phrases which can be used in both written and spoken Irish. QuickGuide™ Irish Grammar is suitable for post-primary and third-level students, teachers and adult learners of Irish.
A course with interactive exercises based on this QuickGuide™ is available at www.ranganna.com.