David Stifter wrote:
>> adérdais = a déarfaidís = they would say
>> a déarfaidís cách = everyone would say
> The "a" is not to be separated from the rest of the verb, but it is
> the rest of the original preverb "as·beir" --> "at·b(h)eir" with
> petrified infixed pronoun --> "ateir-".
Right. The part after the equal sign was meant as a fully Modern
Irish gloss. But it is incorrect for another reason: I thought at
first that we had a relative particle there. That is, I initially read:
>> is becc sccāth adérdáis cách gomadh feall
= There is little fear that everyone would say that it was a foul.
After I figured out that "is becc scáth" was an unconnected cheville,
I neglected to go back and delete the "a" in the Modern Irish version.