Old Irish Verbs and Vocabulary
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From a comprehensive review on Amazon.com by John L. Murphy, June 1, 2007:
"Green's attractive book gives you no frills, but the lists of verbs and the glossary are easy to use and easy to scan in a hurry, which is what a reference book should be for at this stage for those readers eager to consult OI patterns and lists without getting bogged down in linguistic minutiae at the early stage. As a medievalist and one familiar with Modern Irish, I may add that readers coming to OI after recent Irish will find these contents also intriguing."
Review from the Journal of Indo-European Studies 24, 3 & 4, Fall/Winter 1996, p. 451:
"The tools for studying Old Irish are few; therefore, beside the
traditional Old Irish Paradigms of Strachan and the recent
textbook of W. & R. Lehmann, this repertory of all the
conjugated verbal forms is bound to render outstanding
services to the students. Moreover, since not everyone can
afford to acquire the comprehensive Old Irish Dictionary
published by the Irish Academy, the compact lexicon (pp. 101-145)
will be a major help in translating selected Old Irish texts.
The informative lists are lucid and extremely well-presented;
the vocabulary, though limited, presents an adequate coverage
for beginners. Altogether, this is a welcome supplement to the
current handbooks of Old Irish!"
Reprinted in its entirety with permission
Concluding paragraph from the review by Fco. Javier Martinez Garcia in Tempus 13, May 1996, pp. 134-136:
"El libro de Green es una herramienta valiosa para el estudiante y como tal viene a completar el hueco que habían dejado las publicaciones mencionadas más arriba."
Translation: Green's book is a valuable tool for the student and as such completes the space left by the publications mentioned above [Thurneysen, Strachan, and Quin].