> 3. The long ‘é’ does not match the initial short vowel in ‘leabhur’,
> but the rest of these words are in accord. So this probably rates
> as an ‘imperfect rhyme’. Does anyone know what the line is between
> ‘imperfect’ rhyme and ‘no rhyme’ at all?
>(c) da LÊANAR-SA as lêir
>(d) fan LEABHUR-SA am lâim
Perhaps as a compensation for this imperfect rhyme, stanza 3 appears to
have a back-up imperfect internal rhyme between 'ngébha' in line (b) and
'lêanar' in line (c). The imperfection in this case arises from the
unmatched final 'r'.
(b) fo-a-ngébha fann fáil
(c) da lêanar-sa as lêir
>8. The candidates for rhyme here are ‘uaidh’ and ‘búain’. The problem
>the disagreement in the length of the ‘u’. There are examples of long
>‘ú’ in the conjugated preposition ‘ó’ in DIL, and I think we would be
>justified in reading one here on the basis of the rhyme scheme.
>(e) uaidh do•gheabh do grés
>(f) fer gach b(h)ûain re bao[i]s.
Indeed, cf the very first line of this same stanza!
(a) Mó ar n-eólus úaidh féin