On Mi, 25.06.2008, 01:33, Liz Gabay wrote:
>>Batar góig fo deud, ní-léiced dó a m-breth, arro-chíuratar na dála.
> ‘arro-chíuratar’ – I don’t think there’s a variant of the conjunction
> ‘ara’ here
> because that should be followed by nasalization. I don’t see an obvious
> infixed pronoun.
> I put *cíur* into the Dúil Bélrai and got the verb ‘crenaid’ (buys,
> sells). ‘cíuir’ is listed as its preterite 3rd singular conjunct form.
> I suspect
> ‘-cíuratar’ could be its 3rd plural preterite conjunct form.
> ‘arro’ could be the preposition ‘ar’ (“for, since, seeing that, for the
> that”) used as a conjunction, plus the perfect tense preverb ‘ro’.
> ‘arro-chíuratar’ may translate ‘since they had sold’.
Just a stab in the dark, but perhaps it's also worth considering the verb