Fhionnghal 's a Ruairidh,
That was my point about exceptions to the *rule* (in my previous message,
which may not have made it to the list yet). Yes, generally gen. plurals
have a broad ending, but this appears to be an exception, as does the other
example I cited ('S an Dųn-bheagain nan seķid...").
Now don't the exceptions make Gaelic all the more interesting? :-)
On a similar note.... I was directed to a Web site the other day on which
there were sound samples of Islay Gaelic. "Madainn mhath" was pronounced
"Metch-in Vay"! (Something closer to Irish -- but not quite!)
> is it not likely to be the spelling of Feinn itself.
> Fiann is 'a' Fingalian [singular] and Feinn plural
> in the genetive, particularly with words where the internal spelling changes
> in the plural, with the last vvowel becoming narrow, surely it should read:
> "gus an cluinn sinn ann Cānan nam Fiann".
> In the genetive plural isn't it always desireable that the final vowel is
> broad - except in 'daoine' which breaks the rule
> just a thought
> Might the question be the "ann"? I've always wondered why it didn't say
> " .. gus an cluinn sinn an cānan nam Feinn"
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