Ériu: founded as the journal of the School of Irish Learning devoted to Irish philology and literature 50 (1999)
Royal Irish Academy
Rev. by
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 35 (2003), pp. 410-414.
Breatnach (Caoimhín): The religious significance of Oidheadh Chloinne Lir.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 1–40.
[1.] Introduction; [2.] Loch Dairbhreach in the manuscript transmission of OCL; [3.] Subject matter of OCL; [4.] OCL and Early Modern Irish religious literature; [5.] The children of Lir’s transformation into swans; [6.] The significance of the Tuatha Dé Danann; [7.] OCL and its contemporary context: OCL can be viewed as a literary example of the Christian virtue of patient endurance of unjust suffering resulting in rewards in the afterlife; [8.] OCL and Buile Suibhne; [9.] Classification of OCL; [10.] Conclusion.

Mac Cárthaigh (Eoin): Marbhna ar Aodh Buidhe Ó Domhnaill (†1649).
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 41–78.
Elegy on the death of Aodh Buidhe Ó Domhnaill (ob. 1649) by Somhairle Mac an Bhaird. First line Neart gach tíre ar Thír Chonaill. Edited from MS Dublin, RIA 24 P 27 (70 qq.); spelling standardized; with English translation and Irish introduction and notes.

Arbuthnot (Sharon): Short cuts to etymology: placenames in Cóir anmann.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 79–86.
Implicit etymologizing of eponymic and non-eponymic place-names in Cóir anmann.

McQuillan (Peter): Complementation and the subjunctive in Early Irish.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 87–131.
The semantic and pragmatic properties of main-clause predicates which condition the use of the subjunctive in Old and Middle Irish complement clauses. 1. Introduction to the linguistic issues affecting mood and complementation; 2. Presentation and analysis of the data; 3. Summary and conclusions.

Schrijver (Peter): Vowel rounding by primitive Irish labiovelars.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 133–137.
Conditions under which PrimIr. *i and *a are rounded by a preceding labiovelar; non-rounding of *e in similar phonetic context.

Garrett (Andrew): On the prosodic phonology of Ogam Irish.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 139–160.
Three stages in PrimIr. apocope: 1. apocope affects word-final short front vowels (final *-n lost before *-h); 2. apocope occurs at end of phonological phrases; 3. generalisation of phrase-final apocope. Some discussion of initial mutations.

Testen (David): Stem-final *-kk- in Celtic terms for ‘pig’.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 161–164.
Proposes etymologies for *mokku- > Ir. mucc, and *sukko- > W hwch (cf. Ir. socc ‘ploughshare, snout’).

Carey (John): Varia: I. Ferp Cluche.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 165–168.
Ferp Cluche in De shíl Chonairi Móir represents ferb(b) chluichi ‘word of (the) contest’; ferb < Lat. uerbum; vs. C. Watkins, in Celtica 6 (1963), p. 233 n. 1. Also fonnad in DSCM means 'wheel-rim’. Implications for Lia Fáil.

Poppe (Erich): Varia: II. King Ahab, Boia, Mac Da Thó and Ailill.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 169–171.
The beginning of the biblical story of Ahab and Jezebel concerning wives’ advice (1 Kings, 21.4-5) served as a model in Wales and in Ireland (e.g. Scéla muicce Meic Da Thó, Fled Bricrenn).

Mac Cana (Proinsias): Varia: III. Variations on a proverb.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 173–176.
Proverb concerning the relationship between animals (fox, cat) and their skins: geall le / re sionnach a chraiceann and its use in two poems.

Mac Cana (Proinsias): Varia: IV. By way of analogy.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 177–178.
Similarities between the praise of an epic bull of the Basotho people of southern Africa and Táin bó Cuailnge.

Lindeman (Fredrik Otto): Varia: V. On a possible Celto-Germanic etymological correspondence.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 179–181.
Argues that MIr. doe, dae ‘a human being’ is a cognate of Germanic *dewz-á-.

Lindeman (Fredrik Otto): Varia: VI. On the origin of the Celto-Germanic etymon *nent-.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 183–184.
ad. E. P. Hamp, in Ériu 27 (1976) p. 1-20 [8. nantu-, nanti-]. *nent- ‘be bold, aggressive’, as in OIr. néit ‘combat, battle’, reflects an Indo-European verbal theme.
Hamp (E. P.) (ref.)

Murray (Kevin): Varia: VII. at(t)ba / éc at(t)bai.
In Ériu 50 (1999), pp. 185–187.
att-ba is a compound of att ‘swelling’ and ba ‘death’; éc at(t)bai ‘death by tumour’; other compounds with bath ‘death, destruction’ or ba ‘death’ as second elements.