> >a) Is hi sin huair robui Ailill ocus Fergus ac imbirt
> > fithcilli. Co cualatar ni, geim in tairbini hissin
> > mag.
> >a1) ... fichli ... inni gem intairbin
> Is hí sin uair ro·boí Ailill ocus Fergus oc imbert fidchille.
> Co·cualatar ní, géim in tairbíni isin muig.
Almost perfect! The only thing that remains to be corrected is that the dative of "imbert" "playing" is "imbirt" (as in the
MS), followed by lenition, therefore: "oc imbirt f*idchille". There should also be a fada on the diphthong of "co·cúalatar".
> I wasn't sure how to spell the genitive singular of 'fidchell.' DIL F
> 128.59 gives 'fidchille/fichille/na fithchille.' I thought it should
> end in 'e' like the other feminine long a-stem genitive forms in
"fidchille" is correct. In phonological transcription, nom. "fidchell" is /f'idh'ch'@ll/, i.e. the vowel of the second syllable is
a schwa, written with "e", because the preceding consonant is palatalised, the following non-palatalised. In the genitive,
an "-e" is added and the final consonant becomes palatalised. Since the schwa now stands between two palatalised
consonants, it has to be written with "i".