On 29 Jun 2011 at 18:12, Dennis King wrote:
> > *8. **Ô** ch**ê**ttsamhain dam i bfus*
> > *go tteilc gach dos dlaoi da clúimh,*
> > *biad ó hsamhaion is tír th**û**aidh*
> > *go gairm don ch**û**aich ós dloinn dúin.*
> dúin = gen. of "dún", or a variant form of "dúinn = to us, for us"
Since it rhymes with "clúimh", it should have lenited "n", i.e.
"dúin". Or can "mh" rhyme with "nn"?
> go gairm don chúaich ós dloim(h) dúin = until the call of the cuckoo
> over 'the mass of a fortress' (?)
Could "ós" be a misspelling for "as" = "which is a sign to us"?
Sorry about my remark regarding "budh". I only noticed afterwards
that Liz had already put it right.