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vowels from the body of an Irish word is called syncope; and when the vowels have been elided the word is said to be syncopated.

34. The only difficulty in syncope is that it often involves slight changes in the other vowels of the syncopated word, in accordance with the rule caol le caol,

35. The following examples will fully exemplify the method of syncopating words.

(a) Nouns.

The genitive singular of—

maidin (morning) is   maidne not   maidine
obair (work} "   oibre "   obaire
carraig (a rock) "   cairrge "   carraige
pinginn
piġinn
(a penny)   "  
"  
pingne
piġne
"  
"  
pinginne
piġinne
caḃair (help) "   caḃra "   caḃara
caṫair (a city) "   caṫraċ "   caṫaraċ
lasair (a flame) "   lasraċ "   lasaraċ
olann (wool) "   olna "   olanna
buiḋean (a company)   "   buiḋne "   buiḋine
bruiġean (a palace)[1] "   bruiġne "   bruiġine
  1. Sic; the spelling bruighean is usually used in the sense ‘quarrel, strife’, while the sense ‘palace’ is spelled bruidhean.