[Loch-Ruadh] Big Black Book
grainne_s at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 21 09:39:09 PDT 2006
Well said, m'lord!
> [Original Message]
> From: Padraig Ruad O'Maolagain <padraig_ruad at irishbard.org>
> To: Shire of Loch Ruadh, Kingdom of Ansteorra, SCA, Inc.
<loch-ruadh at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: 8/20/06 9:49:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loch-Ruadh] Big Black Book
> I doubt not that 'twould be easier indeed to merely utter the words
> "practice, practice, pactice". But if milady would'st allow, wherein
> the rhyme, the very dance of language, in those simply repeated words?
> though it pains me o'ermuch to differ with thee, yet differ I must.
> (Who not only kissed the Blarney Stone, but chipped off a piece to carry
> his pouch)
> Achrann wrote:
> > Padraig:
> > I took a year of Olde English in order to study Beowulf in it's
> > form, and had several clases on Chaucer & Shakespeare, but like all the
> > other languages I took, I had trouble remembering since noone around me
> > was speaking them on a daily basis. I really liked the way the Known
> > Handbook simplified it all - I thought maybe I would have an easier
> > remembering the few simple rules it had if I kept a copy in my pocket &
> > practiced all the time. I am not the wordsmith you are Padraig -
> > I keep looking at what you wrote & thinking it would be easier to just
> > "practice, practice, practice!"
> > Padraig wrote:
> > Nay, verily, it should not fash thee unduly. For, look you,
> > 'tis not
> > so hard a task as't might yet be imagined, but indeed does take some
> > practice to well accomplish
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