>A lenited 's' is pronounced /h/, not nothing (that's lenited 'f').
Yes, quite so.
>And Murphy, quoting Eleanor Knott, writes that "lenited 's' alliterates
>[only] with another with another lenited 's'."
That is true for alliteration within metrical stanzas, but not for
binding alliteration in roscad (nor for fidrad freccomail - the link
between stanzas). See Murphy page 38 (final paragraph) - 39 (top
But I do agree that it is best to treat the linking alliteration as
breaking down at this point. (Or perhaps seeing the FINAL -s of áss as
being sufficient in this case.)
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