On Fr, 26.09.2008, 06:50, Neil McLeod wrote:
>>> 34 ragaid mAc i lligie a athAR.
>>> 35 ragaid athAIR a lligi a mEIc.
>>> 36 cliamain cach a brathAR.
>>> 37 ni sia nech mnai assa tigh.
> Though I do wonder about the expansion
> of m-c as mEIc (which I followed in my transcription). Isn't that a
> Middle Irish spelling for Old Irish 'maic'? (The text of CMT as a whole
> dates to the 9th century.)
Yes, "meic" is Middle Irish. But then "ragaid" is "good" Middle Irish
either, so it would be consistent to use the younger spelling.