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Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:10 am

Would anyone care to try translating this conversation between two typical Arkansans into standard English?

MR ducks.
MR not.
SMR, CM wings? CM BDIs?
LIB, MR ducks!

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Post  eddie on Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:27 am

pinhedz wrote:Would anyone care to try translating this conversation between two typical Arkansans into standard English?

MR ducks.
MR not.
SMR, CM wings? CM BDIs?
LIB, MR ducks!


- Them are ducks.
- No, they aren't.
- Yes, they are. You see the wings? You see the beady eyes?
- Well I'll be...Them are ducks!
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Post  eddie on Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:32 am

Pinz's thread on the Anglo-Saxon letter "eth" from the old ATU site:

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Post  eddie on Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:35 am

"Sumer is i-cumin in" thread from the old ATU site:

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Never mind, here's the poem:

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweþ sed and bloweþ med

And springþ þe wde nu,
Sing cuccu!
Awe bleteþ after lomb,
Lhouþ after calue cu.
Bulluc sterteþ, bucke uerteþ,
Murie sing cuccu!
Cuccu, cuccu, wel þu singes cuccu;

Ne swik þu nauer nu.
Pes:

Sing cuccu nu. Sing cuccu.
Sing cuccu. Sing cuccu nu!


...and set to music:

The original manuscript, written in the mid-13th century, is written in mensural notation, a precursor to modern musical notation:



To sing as a round, one singer would begin at the beginning, and a second would start at the beginning as the first got to the point marked with the red cross. The length between the start and the cross corresponds to the modern notion of a bar, and the main verse comprises six phrases spread over twelve such bars. In addition, there are two lines marked "Pes", two bars each, that are meant to be sung together repeatedly underneath the main verse. These instructions are included (in Latin) in the manuscript itself.

The music is somewhat more readable in modern notation:






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Post  eddie on Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:28 am

^

Andy...

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Post  Constance on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:55 am

eddie wrote:
pinhedz wrote:Would anyone care to try translating this conversation between two typical Arkansans into standard English?

MR ducks.
MR not.
SMR, CM wings? CM BDIs?
LIB, MR ducks!


- Them are ducks.
- No, they aren't.
- Yes, they are. You see the wings? You see the beady eyes?
- Well I'll be...Them are ducks!

Andy's post is funny, and this is pretty funny, too.

How did you figure that out? scratch
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Post  eddie on Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:04 am

Constance wrote:How did you figure that out? scratch

Just read it out loud. Smile
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