Words and Proper Names

áo (áu)

Uhlich (Jürgen): On the fate of intervocalic *-- in Old Irish, especially between neutral vowels.
In Ériu 46 (1995), pp. 11–48.
Includes discussion of hypercorrect spellings of au for u, which gave rise to áu for ú; unexpected áu (áo) supported by rhyme; some cases of unjustified spellings óu (ou).