... But it s useful as a party trick! ;- I ve been teaching some medieval Christmas carols at recent events here in the West. We re singing one when TangwystlMessage 1 of 10 , Jan 1, 2004View Source--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Heather Rose Jones
> But since I'm a charter member of theBut it's useful as a party trick! ;-> I've been teaching some
> "dead Indo-European language of the month" club, the concept "have
> to" didn't really apply!
medieval Christmas carols at recent events here in the West. We're
singing one when Tangwystl comments that the syntax of the Latin
lyric is really peculiar - not that I would have known this, Latin
not being one of my rusty languages, except to sing in. However, the
song in question, "Dies est laeticiae," comes from a 1582 manuscript
known as the Piae Cantiones - from Turku, Finland.
Jehanne de Wodeford
Well done Heather! Axios! ... often get people asking you how many ... that ... and Oh my goodness! I feel like an illiterate! My thesis only really neededMessage 1 of 10 , Jan 2, 2004View SourceWell done Heather! Axios!
> > > Heather Rose (you may now call me Doctor) Jonesoften get people asking you "how many
> The degree is in linguistics. <snip>When you're a linguist, you
> languages do you know?" and you always have start by explainingthat
> it depends on what you mean by "know". <snip> Latin, French (whichand
> I've never formally studied). Then there's the list of languages
> I've formally studied, but would need to use both a grammar book
Oh my goodness! I feel like an illiterate! My thesis only really
needed one dead-language, biblical Hebrew, French and a smattering of
German, with a couple of greek words thrown in. Oy!
May I suggest, if you every get /really/ bored, toying with Ugaritic?
It's a late bronze 12thc north west semitic dialect, similar to
hebrew, related to arabic, akkadian and aramaic (which I've not
worked on) and was written with 30 cuneiform sign-combinations
(aka 'letters'!). It gets to the fun part when you're working with
about five dictionaries, three other translations and obligatory
coffee trying to work out if that three letter bunch is a verb, noun,
adjective, etc, etc. There is only one punctuation mark which we
think may be a full stop. Heheheh. Brings back all those stress
headaches... Still, the actual texts are fun.
And I've promised myself that if I get up the energy to
> tackle another modern non-Indo-European language, it'll be Finnish,I'm still up to my eyes with p/t sciences (catching up on high school
> because I actually have friends in Finland that I could practice it
level) but am torn between Scots Gaelic - which some friends do
speak - and Swedish/Danish, two of my favourite holiday destinations.
Thanks to all who've offered congrats on finishing my thesis - it
still doesn't seem quite over. My own library will only allow
visiting - no borrowing without handing over cash in advance. Given
my record though... :-)
Off for coffee and more MS Bodl 264 Romance of Alexandering (now
there's something I couldn't really do when studying)
Apologies to those who ve tried to go through http://www.geocities.com/karen_larsdatter/aquamaniles.htm and tried to get to StarHammer -- that link is woefullyMessage 1 of 10 , Jan 2, 2004View SourceApologies to those who've tried to go through
http://www.geocities.com/karen_larsdatter/aquamaniles.htm and tried to
get to StarHammer -- that link is woefully out of date, and I'm not
sure if there's a new site. I think Hroar Stormgengr's contact
information at http://www.midlaurel.com/companions.shtml is current,
Did a bit of surfing and came across another company that's now doing
ceramic reproware -- including aquamaniles -- it's
http://rakurakutei.com/ (and I'm adding that link to the aquamaniles
page and the feast gear page on my Geocities site now) :)
Mistress Nona the Midwife of Stormgengr (she s in the Middle Kingdom) did an amazing aquamanile a couple of years ago - Spanish style, IIRC. It was blue andMessage 1 of 10 , Jan 5, 2004View SourceMistress Nona the Midwife of Stormgengr (she's in the Middle
Kingdom) did an amazing aquamanile a couple of years ago - Spanish
style, IIRC. It was blue and white and positively stunning!