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Re: Relay

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 19:29
On Wed, 30 May 2001 bjm10@CORNELL.EDU wrote:

>On Wed, 30 May 2001, Padraic Brown wrote: > >> gets the smooth translation: "That courteous and astute lad had so >> captured the attention of everyone that no one in King Mark's hall >> moved." as well as the more word-for-word "The lad [so] courteous and sharp >> the eyes of one and all he captured that not one in the hall of King >> Mark moved himself at all." > >Actually, the latter scans better if one is doing English poetry. The >former is fine for a remarkably dry prose version. There's actually a >lot of Norman French surviving in English, albeit relegated to poetic use. >
Indeed. Six-four-four stress pattern and all three lines rhyme! Anyway, the idea was to give you a taste of how Kerno sounds to a Kerno speaker (or hearer of the story). It just happens to come out curiously in English. Padraic.