[Ads-l] corpulent

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 8 17:25:32 EDT 2018


> Singing in the corpulent forest

If you know a kiss of Irish, by using Google Translate you can make the
last line read,

"Singing in the deep wood"

Otherwise, you get

"Play in the eyed wood"

OTOH, the third line becomes,

"Greeting the sweet choir of the ditch"

or

"Choir penalty hearing the grove"

which can be reassembled into

"Greeting the sweet choir of the grove."

"Were" belongs in the first line, cf. _bha_ from the same proto-IE root as
English _be_.

Like the Wu-Tang Clan, Celtic languages "ain't nothin' to fuck with."

It's hard to believe that the English had to forbid their occupying troops
to learn - or should that be, "from learning"? - Irish.

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 3:40 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> 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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-- 
-Wilson
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