On 28/06/2015 3:00 PM, Liz Gabay wrote:
> Here is the start of the poem, 4 syllables each line, stress on the last syllable of each line.
> Alliteration..temair/traig; line/luad; luachair/len; maisten/miad.
In addition, the first two lines may have this complex alliteration:
aiLeCH cen GiaLL
TemaiR hi TRaig.
And later we get a series of place names with M and N:
eMaiN co huar
MaisteN cen miad.
carMaN cen riad.
> Ailech cen ghiall
I wonder of there is really a lenition mark over the 'g'. Doesn't this
scribe normally use the little 'tick' form? Here we have a pale dot. I
wonder if it is a fullstop showing through from the other side of the page.
(Note that there is a similar but 'off-centre' dot over the lenited 'm' in
Temair as well.)
> Temair hi traig.
> Daurluis cen biad.
> Line cen luad.
> Luachair i llen.
> Emain oc nuar ??
I think the last two words here are 'co huar'.
> Maisten cen miad.
> Carman cen riad.