Is this the ordinal number as well as the time division (as it is in english)?
That's a good question! The ordinal number is dara, and it goes before the noun, just as in English. Here's an example that I think is useful: "gach dara lá," which means "every second day" or "every other day"
And of course "gach dara soicind" ~ "every second second" / "every other second" :P
Can anyone explain the very different pronunciation of 'oi' in 'coici(fada)s' & 'soicind' please? Thanks in advance
I'm pretty sure that the pronunciation came before the spelling, so the real question is how did coicís come to be spelled coicís, and how did soicind come to be spelled soicind?