Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 41 (1986)
Rev. by
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 24 (1987), pp. 365-367.
Brian Ó Cuív, in Celtica 19 (1987), pp. 201-204.
Jackson (Kenneth H.): The date of the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 5–45.
Distinguishes three datable linguistic layers (Old Irish, 10th c. and 11th c.) corresponding to the three main editorial phases. Includes a detailed analysis of the linguistic material, contrasted with Saltair na Rann and Togail Troí.

McLeod (Neil): Interpreting early Irish law: status and currency. Part 1.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 46–65.
Argues that the sevenfold division of the grades of laity is an artificial imposition of the church grades on an older, native order, and seeks to establish this original model.

Continues in ZCP 42 (1987), pp. 41-115.

Ó Ciardha (Pádhraic), Stenson (Nancy): The Irish of Ráth Cairn: a supplement to Linguistic atlas and survey of Irish dialects. Part 1.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 66–115; 42 (1987), pp. 116-137.
Supplies the results to the LASID questionnaire for the Gaeltacht of Ráth Cairn in Co. Meath and their discussion.

Schmidt (Karl Horst): Zur Rekonstruktion des Keltischen: festlandkeltisches und inselkeltisches Verbum.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 159–179.
Compares verbal formations (s-aorist, s-subjunctive and future, sye/o-future, and preterites other than the s-aorist) attested in Continental Celtic to their Insular Celtic counterparts.

Wagner (Heinrich): Zur Etymologie von keltisch Nodons, Ir. Nuadu, Kymr. Nudd/Lludd.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 180–187.
Argues that Celt. *Neudont- is equivalent to Gmc. theonymic element (-)nauta- ‘fisher’ (literally ‘catcher’), cf. OSax. (Sax)nōt.

Hamp (Eric P.): Early Irish gert (ā) f.
In ZCP 41 (1986), p. 256.
ad IEW, 446. Dissociates OIr. gert from Skt. ghṛtám ‘cream, (melted) butter’.

de Bernardo Stempel (Patrizia): Indogermanische Demonstrativa und der altirische Artikel.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 259–271.
Traces the development of the Old Irish article from its origin in the Indo-European demonstrative stem *so/to- to its partial substitution by the root *sem- ‘one’.

Testen (D.): Palatalization and the Irish ā-stem.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 272–279.
Argues that the declension of the oblique cases of the OIr. ā-stems can be derived regularly from Indo-European with the intervention of the analogical spread to the nominal inflection of an extended stem in *-osiā- based on the forms here postulated for the accusative, genitive and dative of the 3rd sg. fem. demonstrative pronoun.

Schmidt (Karl Horst): Antonio Tovar.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 289–290.