> Interest waxes and wanes, Múscail do mhisneach agus tabhair an obair chun
> make part of the exercise showing the diffs between texts of different
>> periods, which would be an instructive excercise in itself, but hard to
>> comprehend without text to illustrate the diffs, so your text is a good
>> illustration to begin with, espec. for beginners working alone and needing
>> to get a feel for different periods.
> It's really up to others to start a thread, let it overlap with yours.
>> Juggling with two or more balls in the air at the same time is well within
>> the competence of many members of this list.
You are wonderfully kind, Marion, to reach out with those words. You are
right, there is plenty of space for a second text if people feel the need of
a change. In the meantime, I reckon mine is always good for laughs as I
bumble along. And i am bound to improve with time. After all, when I first
looked at this text some four or five years ago, all I could do was circle
the names of people that I could see pertained to Brian Boru. Since I was
working on the historiography of Brian's legend (MA thesis), I was puzzled
by the enormous gap between the Cogadh/annals period and the 17th century
with Keating and the *Iomarbhagh na bhFileadh*. I'm still working on that
gap, you might say.
Yes, it would be good for me to try and take note of the late versus early
forms. I have already been noting down some of the verb forms that are
listed in eDIL as being late; also I have begun to discover that Dineen can
sometimes be a better help than eDIL, though that is not always the case.
Also we have had examples where eDIL actually cites lines from our poem,
even though we have all agreed that it is not in Old Irish. Interesting.
Meanwhile, I am about to post the next few verses, under a separate heading.
> Marion Gunn * eGteo (Estab.1991)
> 27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
> Bhóthair, An Charraig Dhubh,
> Co. Átha Cliath, Éire/Ireland.
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