Order of Adjectives in Irish
So, I've seen some hints online that the order of adjectives matters in Irish, similarly to English. However, I can't seem to find what that order ought to be. Does anyone have any information on this?
Absolutely: http://www.daltai.com/discus/messages/12465/11044.html?1017268006 I thought there was another one too, but I can't find it now. Thanks!
It seems as though that discussion was focused more on the grammatical details of when to lenite the adjectives; the teach mór dearg example was confirmed as good phrasing, but the teach dearg mór example wasn’t confirmed as bad phrasing. (The dearg teach mór example is bad phrasing.)
So, pretty much as long as the adjectives follow the noun, the adjectives can be in any order at all? Is that a correct inference? Thank you so much.
A few types of adjectives precede the noun (e.g. possessives, most numbers, interrogatives, and some indefinites), but most follow the noun. Without further information on the ordering of adjectives after a noun (e.g. is teach dearg mór good phrasing or bad phrasing?), it would be premature to infer that any order would be good phrasing.
A common one is that nouns in the genitive being used as adjectives commonly go last:
muga láidir tae = a strong cup of tea