Bergin's Law

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Bergin's Law is a grammatical law of Old Irish. It is named for the linguist Osborn Bergin (1873–1950), who identified it.

Bergin's Law states that while in Old Irish the normal order of a sentence is verb-subject-object, it is permissible for the verb, in the conjunct form, to appear at the end of the sentence.[1]


  1. ^ Collinge, N.E. The Laws of Indo-European John Benjamins Publishing Co 1985 p. 230