> 'Teagasgair' has a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables
> which makes it difficult to accommodate easily in speech patterns - never
> mind a line of verse. (Nua-bhàrdachd doesn't have to worry about such
> trifling considerations which is why most of it is impossible to set to a
> traditional tune!)
I don't think it's a prticularly unmusical word, and it fits easily into a
line of verse if you pick the right metre.
Just to prove that there is at least one traditional metre into which it
quite nicely, here are a couple of lines of verse which could easily be sung
to the tune of Nighean an Tuairneir:-
O dh'fhag mi mo theagasgair, dh'fhag mi mo thidsear
is dh'fhag mi 'm fear cruaidh 'bhiodh 'gam fheannadh le deuchainn;
O'n d'fhag mi 's ann seunail bidh mise's cho cridheil
ri smeorach air geug is i 'seinn a ciuil gleusda.
Rotten doggerel (I'm a lousey poet anyway) but it does demonstrate that a
stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones is rather a natural rythm.
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