This is wonderful! I'm so happy to find someone who will patiently work this out with me. Many thanks, Aine.
If I can pester you with a last question or too, I think I'll be done...
1. Can you give me the phoenetic spelling to pronounce chro/na/nai/? (I'm guessing something like "hro-nan-eye") and contra/th ("cone-trow"?)
2. I've heard "tsaol" pronounced "heel", but if it is also spelled "shaol" how should it be pronounced?
3. Grammatically, are all of these combinations okay in a song?
Mo pha/iste chroi
Mo chroi thu
Once again, thank you for being such a great resource for these questions, I'll stop bothering you now!
Go raibh mi/le maith agat