7 syllables in each line. The only line that poses a problem is the 2d line of
30. I assume 'Aodho' was two syllables; if so, the 'is' would have to be
shortened to 's' and be pronounced 'sAodho' to form two syllables.
I see aicill at 'féin/réidh', 'Tadg/hard', 'cCais/ais', 'réid/Néill'. I am more
confident of the consonant combinations with 'Tadg' as I am seeing them
consistently in this poem.
Gerard Murphy says "When consonants of the 'll' class [my note -- he
means 'mm, ll, nn, ng, rr) follow a long vowel, they may rime with consonants
of the 'v' class [my note -- looks like he means what Murphy calls Class IV]
(as in fo-déin:céill)". There are further examples of aicill in 19 at 'Néill/féin';
in 22 there is 'Néill/réidh'.
I put alliteration into capitals. Corrections and comments welcome. Liz
>29. Glūaisim tricha dom scoil fēin
>re techtairecht RÊIDH mo RÎGH,
>nīr cēilis a ndubairt Tadg,
>ar clandoibh Nēill fa hard gnīomh.
>30. FIUCHAIS FERCC Mhaol RÚAIDHNI RÊID
>is Aodho úi Neill, fa hard ūaill,
>go rachad DALTA DÂL cCais
>beō tar ais tar Eirni ūair. [MS fúair]