I wrote --
>>> dá luirchuire - two foals. The alternate 'di luirchuire' could be the preposition 'de' plus 3rd singular feminine pronoun,
Romanas wrote --
>I do not agree. What we have here is the dual article of feminine gender. DIL does not give gender of luirchuire, so I take it as evidence the gender was not clear. Nevertheless, the ending -iu in the next sentence suggests masculine, but we cannot discount di entirely. LU was written in MidIr period when -e, -i and -iu were >pronounced all alike, mixing up was common, so we have to be careful with basing our judgement on the ending alone.
I would expect the dual article of feminine gender to be 'in dí'. Was it often written without the 'in'? Liz