From: Old-Irish-L [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Romanas Bulatovas
> This is a valid point, although I am under impression (I never made statistical analysis though) that the distinction was much better preserved in the plural than in the singular. Maybe it is due to the fact that the forms were much more distinct from the start. In the singular there was an additional factor for confusion - the forms of ar and for were obviously influencing each other phonetically.
Indeed. I think we are really in need of good statistical data across texts and across time. I will tell my guys at Chronologicon Hibernicum :-)