Louisa J Moss wrote:
> I became reacquainted with the language under the guidance of
> Professor Kim McCone with his book 'A First Old Irish Grammar and
> Reader'. Found this brilliant as it incorporates modified texts and
> gives a taste of what one might expect when work begins on actual
Another fairly recent entry to the field of OI textbooks, one which
also uses actual texts for reading, is _An Old Irish Primer_ by Wim
Tigges and Feargal Ó Béarra (Stichting Uitgeverij de Keltische Draak,
Nijmegen, 2006). I believe that litriocht.com carries it.
> Texts specifically - the easiest to start with, in my opinion, is
> Stories from the Tain.
I think so, too. I've read through it more than once, first on my
own, then twice again with the same study group.
Over the years we've read texts on the list, sentence by sentence.
Some have been old standards and some have been quite challenging
poems -- the latter being Neil's particular joy ;-) . Perhaps as
Fall approaches in the Northern Hemisphere we might think of another
text to undertake.