On 16 Jul 2011 at 13:01, Caoimhin O Donnaile wrote:
> > *ō Maol Doroidh do fūair sinn*
> > *ar binn ōs Loch Feabail aird.*
> > O Maol Doraidh it was who found us
> > on a high promontory over Loch Foyle.
> Could the last two lines be:
> From Maol Doroidh we got
> our high peak above Loch Foyle
> ? (i.e. “ar” = our, rather than on)
Sorry, if this suggestion has perhaps been brought up before, I
haven't been following very closely, but has anyone suggested yet
that Máel Doraid is a placename rather than a personal name? Hogan,
by the way, doesn't record such a name.
As for the verb (?), if it was "we found/got", wouldn't we expect the
appropriate personal ending, i.e. "do fuaramar"? As it stands, it
looks like a 3rd sg verb, and "sinn" like the object.
As for reading "ar" as the 1pl poss. pronoun, I second Dennis that we
would really expect nasalisation after it.