Some of you may remember my first attempt at transcribing a poem that my professor gave me. Well, I gave it another shot today. I think the results are much better this time. This time, I had Kuno Meyer's transcription with me. In any case, here we go:
F. Nrcua(1) mé. lilfes do neoch dar a [???] (2). gel gach núa lon[n]cach sgíth. ní hi[nn]a[nn] fith(2) fo geb cách. C. A Fith[ail]. an biucá[n] g[ur]dar síthaig. ní íad do char ar rathaib. fáth[aig] cid fir nach fith[ail]. F. A Corm[ac]. co meit (3) ráilli 7 orrd[ir]c. cid einech rígh ro[n]tidnaic. atar di[m]daig di artob[air]t. C. A F[thail]. eb[ur] cid lin[n] íar lithaibh. bíd [con]ths[?] ar i muir bíd ítr iar nóla F[ithail]. F. Is do[m] fráth. sloin[n]fetsa deit crleírluath. is[ed] is mesa fŕair laech. beith ac tig[er]na gaeth grach. C. Gid meisi ní cél ar nech. bid rasal gid air deibech. is[ed] is messa tic tech. amsi (4) innáil oribech(5). F. Ní hail da[m]. s[er]c dri[n]e ná cham cara. nrga tornein (6) ort mo bi[r]g. cid cia[n] omtír do[m]rala. C. Is gnáth otosach do[m]am. ór oc ríghaib ra rog[ain]. nirbáil da[m] beith gan a[m]os. 7 ro caros mḟol[aid]. F. Cain gardi caither mo ré. oc ríghaib i[n] do[m]ai[n] ce. arm choemr ór 7 ec[h]. ce gaba nech ní ba me. N.
(1)Meyer is transcribing what looks like a "v" but may also be an "r" as a "v". The only problem is that Irish has NO V (this has been a public service announcement from your local Celtic Studies major) so it cannot be a "v". I am going to talk to my professor about it.
(2)I have NO clue what this word is and I bet neither does Meyer.
(3)There is a length mark that is between both characters. Meyer puts it over the "i" but I feel like it should be over the "e".
(4)I put amsi and he has amus but it clearly does not look like a "us" to me.
(5)He has oirbir but I cannot see where he is getting that.
(6)He is missing the "i" in this word.
Well, that is it for this. I still have some questions but it is much clearer this time. I think that is a combination of having a transcription and already looking at it once.
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