7 syllables each line. To get 7 syllables in the first line of 42, I suspect
the 'a' of 'ar' is elided; even though 'ar' is a verb, it may not be
I see aicill in 'gil/sin', 'réidh/léir'. I wonder if 'bodeas/ccnes' might
also make aicill. The stress in 'bodeas' would be on the second syllable,
since we figured that 'bo' represents a preposition. 'deas' was also
spelled 'dess' and I wonder if the historical spelling would be sufficient to
make aicill here. I put alliteration into capitals.
Comments and corrections appreciated. Liz
>41. LOSCCADH LONGPORT Brīain bodeas
>le CLOINN CONAILL go CCNES nglan,
>ar nert cloidhem is scīath gil
>do dīghail Tadg SIN rê SAMH.
>42. ‘Bī’, ar Tadg re Maol RÛANAID RÊID,
>‘a CCIONN CORADH fan lēir magh
>i ngeimel Taidg na cét ngnímh
>ō s˙amhoin nogo ttī samh.’