ceid donn wrote:The only thing confusing me after a quick look over the first lessons if the use of superscript letters at the end of some words--is that's typical of how Old Irish is transcribed or just how this program is doing it?
Well, I'm certainly no expert on the conventions used in Old Irish transcription, so I don't really have any better an idea than you do. Things like superscript "N" and "L" I'm sure are "nasalization" and "lenition" respectively. They do have weird notation like this though - "fo°ácaib". I'm not sure what the "°" is about.
ceid donn wrote:Other than that, it's not really too intimitating. That a lot of the words are clearly the origin words of modern day Gaelic words is reassuring.
Yeah, ditto Modern Irish. But what I'd really like to do is get to the point where I can not only recognise the words, but create grammatically sound sentences of my own in it. It might not be so hard to recognise the words and essentially ignore the complex grammatical endings (because you get the gist anyway), but learning to come up with the right endings yourself is the really hard bit I'd say.