Elliott Lash wrote:
> This looks like it's related to 'fo:s' (: = fada) and Scottish
> Gaelic 'fhathast' 'still, yet'
> I have a feeling that all three words come from
> fofecht-sa/fodecht-sa 'under this time' (fecht = time)
I thought that "fós" came from OI "beus" via the later forms "beos ~
bós ~ bhós". The original "beus" was disyllabic, which could account
for the two syllables of ScG "fhathast". OI "in fecht-sa" turns into