Re: Forebears (was: Whiteness?)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 6, 2000, 14:41|
On Wed, 6 Sep 2000 06:37:57 -0000 Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
> > Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 06:59:47 +0100
> > From: Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
> > AFAIK all my forebears were commoners (maybe it's as well that I
> > trace them back back more than about three generations!)
> If what they used to say about the sons of the lord in the manor and
> the village girls is true, there should be a good chance of everyone
> in a rural setting having some unofficial but aristocratic ancestor
> within four or five generations.
> My grandmother (paternal) and her sisters used to eagerly discuss an
> old family rumour that her grandfather was a byblow of the then
> prince back in the 1840's. Otherwise, I'm of peasant and merchant
> stock myself.
> Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour
> NOT marked)-
Common people, unite! :-)
My great^4-grandfather is supposed to have been a lumberjack.
(nothing to do with commonerness)
Yesterday i joined a creative writing class, and we had to "go outside,
find something beautiful (in 15 minutes) and come back and write about it
(in 5 minutes)" . What i ended up picking was a Snake Tree, supposedly
really called a "Sweet Locust". I also figured out how to actually say
"snake tree" in Rokbeigalmki:
SLYIHTH = (root, "snake") [sljIT]
SLYIHTHL = snake (animal) [sljITl=]
SLYIHTHS = snake (tree) [sljITs]
Both of which would normally just be reffered to as just _slyihth_,
unless disambiguation is necessary.
"...when will you drop your green and brown serpents to the ground
swarming across the grass like love
or the sun's fading light..."