On 22/04/2010 1:24 AM, TOM SMITH wrote:
> Ail and lia have similar meanings. Is the fact that ail read backwards = lia, just a coincidence or deliberate?
Just coincidence I think. The poets did occasionally coin special 'poetic'
words (bérla na filed) by changing the order of the letters etc, but such
special words are almost exclusively confined to poetry and glossaries.
These two words occur in ordinary usage.