On Fr, 28.03.2008, 21:51, Patrick Brown wrote:
> I don't have a paradigm for 'caraid', so I was going by analogy with other
> '-aid' verbs that I do have paradigms for. The 3 sing conjunct present for
> 'benaid' is '-ben', for 'crenaid' is ''cren', 'glenaid' is '-glen'. On the
> other hand for 'marbaid' it's '-marba' and the preterite is '-marb', so
> maybe you're right.
"caraid" is W1-class, which has the ending "-a" in the present, but zero
in the preterite. "crenaid", "glenaid" and "benaid" are S3 verbs, which
means they have zero in the present. In the preterite, they have totally
>> I think that I've seen
>> singular verb form used in this manner before, it's almost like the
>> second subjct of the verb is an afterthought...
> There is only one subject - Cú Roí is both witch and sorcerer (I think).
Yes. Both words are attributes of the protagonist.