Nominative

 

The nominative is the default position for nouns. The nominative singular form is the same as the dictionary head-word form of the noun.

 

Some examples:

do bhí cogadh agus coinbhliocht idir Chonnachtaibh agus Ultaibh (Keating, “Marbhadh”)

Bíodh a fhiadhnaise sin ar mhórán d’uaislibh (Keating, TBB)

fís bhréige í (Síogaí Romhánach)

slat do b’orsa d’fhine Ír (Cú Chulainn an chroidhe mhir)

 

For more on how the nominative behaves, see the sections on initial mutation and inflection:

Initial Mutation: After the Article

Initial Mutation: Epithets

Inflection: Gender, Case and Number

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