> The second trick to learn to outsmart the vagaries of medieval
> Irish spelling. For example, if you don't find your word with
> "áe", try any of the following: ai, oi, oe, with and without
> accent marks. There are a lot of these variations to contend
> with, but with practice one gets a handle on them.
This subject also came up this week in our OI study group,
and the suggestion was made that it might be worthwhile for
the list to collaborate on a "word search cheat sheet".
What I can imagine is a table showing likely variants of
letters and combinations of letters, along the lines of:
ae :: ai, oi, oe, aei, ao, aoi [and vice versa]
é :: éi, éa
-nd :: -nn
-th :: -d
Any thoughts on how to implement this??
Needless to say, we'll need *many* more search hints for
the list. Please add whatever you can think of!