On Mon, 17 May 2004 22:57:20 -0700, Dennis King scríbas:
>a) Is hi sin huair robui Ailill ocus Fergus ac imbirt
> fithcilli. Co cualatar ni, geim in tairbini hissin
>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.
It's then that Ailill and Fergus were playing fidchell. Then they
heard something, the bellow of the bullcalf in the plain.
I thought 'robui' was the singular 3rd person perfect of the
substantive verb, although it seemed strange to see a singular verb
with 'Ailill ocus Fergus.' It seems to me this construction has been
discussed on this list before.
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 Strachan.
I spelled the dative singular of 'mag' as 'muig' because that's how we
spelled it in paragraph 13, line 4.