chapter  Chapter 11
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Personal endings

ByNancy Stenson

All Irish verbs are marked for tense (or mood, to be discussed further in Chapter 15), but vary as to whether a pronominal subject is marked with a suffix added to the tense marker (called synthetic forms), or by the default tense and a separate pronoun (analytic forms). Usage ranges widely across and within dialects. The full range of synthetic subject paradigms is given in this chapter, followed by discussion of their distribution.