[Ads-l] corpulent

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 8 17:35:10 EDT 2018


This thread makes me think of Isaac Asimov's story involving
paradimethylaminobenzaldihyde.

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 5:26 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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