7 syllables each line, except the 3rd line of 33, which poses a problem. I
count 8 syllables there. I wonder if the 'u' of 'Urmuman' is elided, even though
it follows a consonant? Could it be that the 'gh' was silent at the time the
poem was composed?
In the 1st line of 34, I have to elide the preposition 'ó' to make 7 syllables.
I see aicill at 'ard/dar', 'Táil/dáil'.
'gcaol/laoch' might be aicill; Murphy (p. 33) says that voiceless spirants
(like ch) can rime with 'voiced spirants and weakly pronounced liquids' which
includes 'l'. Reading Murphy's explanation of exceptions, it looks
like 'guirt/ruith' might make aicill also but I'm not sure.
I put alliteration into capitals. Comments and corrections appreciated. Liz
>33. Im rīgh ÊILE na N-ECH N-ARD,
>im rīgh Delbhna dar balbh sreabh,
>im rígh Urmuman ō chrīch Tāil,
>im rīgh bFer cCeall ag dáil slegh.
>34. Im rīg Brēifne ō GULBAIN GUIRT,
>im clannoibh Moga RUIGH RÊIDH,
>‘s um CONMAICNE na CCOLC GCAOL
>tēid gach laoch ar cūl a scēith.