[Ads-l] corpulent

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 8 15:40:24 EDT 2018


It’s when the trees haven’t been thinned out.

> On Jun 8, 2018, at 3:36 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> This BBC site wants to teach you a folksong in Gaelic:
> 
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/songs/song_02/index.shtml
> 
> Some of the words are:
> 
> 'S tric a bha mi fhìn 's mo leannan,
> Anns a' ghleannan cheòthar,
> 'G èisteachd còisir bhinn an doire ,
> Seinn sa choille dhòmhail
> <http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/songs/song_02/tha_mi_sgith_verse_1.mp3>
> .
> 
> This means, in the BBC translation,
> 
> Often, my love and I,
> Were in the misty glens,
> Listening to the sweet choir of the grove,
> Singing in the corpulent forest.
> 
> 
> JL
> -- 
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
> 
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