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Cant (was: Question about Romlangs/CeltiConlangs)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Thursday, August 22, 2002, 5:07
 --- Padraic Brown wrote:

> Actually, il cants (cante is oblique). Anyhoo, cants > is ultimately derived from Latin cantare. The English > and the Comro called Kerno "cant" (singsong jargon) on > account of its foreignness in the ears of both > peoples. [You've heard of the tinkers' Cant? Same > idea.] Middle Kerno speakers adopted "cantos" from > Middle Brithenig and immediately took it as a badge of > honour. For what it's worth, the other Kerno word for > language, "llinghedech" is also borrowed from > Brithenig.
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? Jan
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Eamon Graham <robertg@...>
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