> >"mani·" "if not" doesn't cause a mutation,
> therefore: "mani·foillsigther".>>
> I had copied an earlier (April 12,2004) part of our normalized
> version, from paragraph 8, lines 14-15 here, which says:
> "Fírfidir a n-í-sin," ol sí, "mani·f*oillsigfed-som dia chéilib."
> Is the lenition on the 'f' here a typo, or am I missing some
> difference between the two verbs?
In the earlier sentence, the verb "·foillsigfed" is the 3rd sg. active of the conditional "he would reveal". An active
transitive verb requires a direct object, which in this case is expressed by the neuter infixed pronoun "it" - plain lenition
In our sentence now the verb is the 3rd sg. passive of the present "it is being revealed". Passive verbs don't have
objects, so no infixed pronoun is required.
I hope that clarifies it.