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CHAT: where Padraic and Andrew start getting really silly (was Re: Request for everyone)
On Mon, 6 Apr 1998, Padraic Brown wrote:
> This has been a cause for some mirth -- oh, all right! An excellent
> opportunity to have a guffaw at the travellers' expence -- in Kerno, since
> a "reistawrants" is a restorative tonic, most often advertised for the
> restoration of the "vigour of a depleted man". ;-) An especially good
> laugh if the poor man in question is accompanied by his wife (or etc.).
Kernu have no shame.
> I like the use or dors here. The verb weller exists in Kernu, but has
> taken on a meaning rather more like "prefer" or "would rather".
In Brithenig gwoler is to want and toir is to like, actually toir snuck in
from a gaelic dictionary so I suspect its roots are goidelic not
brythonic, but its a cute word and no one's challenged me on it so its
safe for now. Sorry about that.
The back of the country is a Welsh phrase I just found and rewrote into
Brithenig. It appealed to me to know that even in the northern hemisphere
the outback or the back blocks exist.
> Here it might be interesting to note that monis- is the future form of ir
> (to go), a verb actually more irregular that esser (to be). Its various
> tenses take forms from ir (go), *vader/wadher (rush), monir (ride), and
> esser (be).
Brithenig is very conservative for a Romance language. The whole paradigm
of 'to go' is derived from gwadder, although the stem in the present tense
is reduced to gwa.
> similar) that have started more than one "scuffle" in the pub. The Kerno
> are quite serious about food and rugby and food. Is not the mixture of
> Latin and Celt a truly explosive combination!? ;-)
Food. Yes. I knew about the religious fervour that the Romano-British
have about rugby, but I forgot about food. I will have to think about
> oh? Eo chreddif yn blaned ffew yn disc di bedr (cwn der) cufann subr llo
> dhors di cathr olifann subr yn thartaruch rann nadann per yspas! ;^)
Nu ddigen am lla blaned ci, lla wer, Padrig, rhen ill Munn Disc. Ill munn
di Faistr Terry Pratchett es yn different.
Andrew Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Life is short, so am I...