'Luidh fecht ann a crich nUlad'  

On Sat, 5 Jan 2008 21:37:51 -0800, Stephen Crimmins 
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< "a" is a (late ?) alternate for "i", so I expect that he went "into" Ulster.

    Thanks, Stephen. I should have figured that out, especially since 'crich' is 
followed by nasalization of 'Ulad' which indicates the accusative case.  'i' (in, 
into) followed by accusative indicates motion into a thing or place.  But the 
preposition 'a' (out from) is followed by the dative case without 
nasalization.                 Liz     

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