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Subject:

Re: 2-part challenge

From:

Tom Pullman <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sat, 8 Jan 2005 23:38:36 +0000

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On Sat, 8 Jan 2005, Dennis King wrote:

> Hi Tom,
>
>>> Ara·chrin cech coms*uidigthe.
>>
>> "Every compounded thing perishes." Buddha, I believe.
>
> Tús maith!
>
>>> Fordob·fenaid co fedmaimm.
>>
>> "You complete yourselves so/until/with ..." I'm lost on
>> the last word, and the speaker.
>
> Note that the 2nd pl. dependent form of the present tense
> is very often identical to the 2nd pl. imperative.
>
> fedmaimm < feidm

"Complete [perfect?] yourselves with effort." Who said it, I still don't
know. Sounds like another religious figure though.

Tom

--

Tom Pullman ¦
Darwin College ¦ Whenever I speak Tlingit
Cambridge ¦ I can still taste the soap
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