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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 > etymology?
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.
> Jan
===== '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! __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? HotJobs - Search Thousands of New Jobs