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Subject: Re: Echtra Nerai III.21
From: Dennis King <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 4 May 2004 08:53:09 -0700
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David scríbas:

>>> a)  "Erg ass tra a fecht sa," ol in ben

> DIL also points out that phrases like "i fecht-so" could contain
> the preposition "i". But it is unlikely that our "a" is a spelling
> for "i". I can't remember that there have been many confusions of
> the two by the scribe of a) so far.

I think just once so far, in Para. 6 of MS (a):

"A comuitecht do s*luaig-si"  = hi comaitecht...

An instance of "i fecht-sa" from the MI "Aislinge Meic Con Glinne":

"Indis in t-aislingi dún i fecht-sa."

Dennis

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