Re: CHAT: better than others (late reflection)
|Date:||Friday, March 31, 2000, 15:49|
> And they invented Ikea.Bastards. Let all Britain rise up against this foul tyrrany!
> And they're proud of it! The hangar of horrors
> hulking in my borough of Brent is brazenly painted blue with a gigantic
> yellow cross on it.
> [ObConlang: Can that last sentence be relatively easily fashioned into
> anglosaxon verse...?]
I'm no scop, but I'll have a go:
Þæt ærn tergaþ yfele in minre burh
Man him bleawfag hiwed
Mid regngreate rode geolwe.
It was quite hard to render literally (read "impossible), so it translates
The great building looms evilly in my town (no OE word for Brent)
One painted it blue-colour
With very great yellow cross.
> > And the Danes are an outgoing people, totally free of prejudice.
> Not so far from the truth, I think.
British (i.e. non Ikea-purchasing British collaborators) too, methinks.