...and now for something completely off the wall...

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 14:08:55 EDT 2020


Well, the last line is in Latin.

Also, be aware that Scots and English have been twining round each other 
like the two snakes on a caduceus;
how ever, to my mind that is part of a poem by William Dunbar, so 15th 
century.

Fit fashes me, mynd, is that the orthographie micht hae been chaungit, 
as qhat scriever screivit
'now' in the 15th centutie qhan they micht hae scrievit 'nou'?

On 1.09.20 14:53, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote:
> Richmond, is this Scots or just badly spelled 16th Century English? A genuine enquiry
>
> The stait of man dois change and vary,
> Now sound, now seik, now blith, now sary,
> Now dansand mery, now like to dee;
> Timor mortis conturbat me.
>
> Graham
>
>> On 28 Aug 2020, at 21:22, Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Very droll: that's a load of Frenchies having fun.
>>
>> On 28.08.20 19:44, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>>> If the painting is any indication of a real event, the Scots would be well advised to build their bon fires a wee bit further from the wooden ladders they are torturing their victims on. :-)
>>>
>>> Bob S
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Aug 28, 2020, at 9:09 AM, Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Well, I suppose it is funny: about as funny as pointing out to those people in Utah who spawned this idiot that
>>>> undder Scots law as a citizen of a Scottish colony whose indepndence is only de facto under Scots law he should
>>>> suffer the death sentence for treason: drawing and quartering.
>>>>
>>>> https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/BNMsFr2643FroissartFol97vExecHughDespenser.jpg
>>>>
>>>> On 28.08.20 18:54, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>> 😆
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:59 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Almost every article on the Scots version of Wikipedia is written by one American teenager who can't speak Scots
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "A veelage is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smawer than a toun, wi a population rangin frae a few hunder tae a few thoosand (sometimes tens o thoosands)."
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://boingboing.net/2020/08/27/almost-every-article-on-the-sc.html
>>>>>> https://www.scotslanguage.com/news/5724
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>> Mark Wieder
>>>>>> ahsoftware at gmail.com
>>>>>>
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