Re: Cant (was: Question about Romlangs/CeltiConlangs)
|From:||Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 22, 2002, 22:27|
--- Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
> I knew that this strange Irish-based language Shelta
> is also known as "the
> Cant", but somehow never realized it could be
> derived from Latin "cantare".
> Do you know if those Scottish sailors' song, IIRC
> shanties, have the same
Yep. Chanty, from some class of Old French chanter. I
wonder if the two words weren't borrowed from
different times or dialects of French on account of
the differences in initial consonant pronunciation. I
know we have other words like chef/chief that parallel
the shantie/chanty thing.
'n aon le prims, bes et 'mbrach;
'n aon le cerch, futeur et lugh;
'n aon le ters, dofert a' afert;
'n aon le coueart, y chorn ce quei mi tetulli-el!
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