NK - Not Chaucer
Nathan W. Jones
njones at ix.netcom.com
Tue May 2 19:14:32 PDT 2000
if I'm not mistaken, it was also performed at wInterkingdom in '99.
----- Original Message -----
From: Betsy Marshall <Betsy at mailhost.softwareinnovation.com>
To: <Northkeep at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: NK - Not Chaucer
> Those at Ansteorra's court at gulf wars heard it
> performed live, whilst waiting for court to begin.
> My neighbors informed me, it really works best in
> a room full of native German speakers...
> Nathan W. Jones wrote:
> > maidenhair....it's fake Old Anglo-Saxon...try to read it phonetically.
> > (first line is "Meanwhile, back at mead hall....")
> > Gio
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <merle at webzone.net>
> > To: <Northkeep at ansteorra.org>
> > Cc: <mooneschadowe at egroups.com>
> > Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 2:44 PM
> > Subject: NK - Not Chaucer
> > > I think this piece of pseudo-Old English is
> > > accessible to readers of modern English.
> > >
> > > Enjoy,
> > > Christoph
> > >
> > > Meanehwael, baccat meaddehaele,
> > > monstaer lurccen;
> > > Fulle few too many drincce, hie
> > > luccen for fyht.
> > > [D]en Hreorfneorht[d]hwr, son of
> > > Hrwaerow[p]heororthwl,
> > > AEsccen aewful jeork to steop
> > > outsyd.
> > > [P]hud! Bashe! Crasch! Beoom!
> > > [D]e bigge gye
> > > Eallum his bon brak, byt his nose
> > > offe;
> > > Wicced Godsylla waeld on his asse.
> > > Monstaer moppe fleor wy[p] eallum
> > > men in haelle.
> > > Beowulf in bacceroome fonecall
> > > bemaccen waes;
> > > Hearen sond of ruccus saed, "Hwaet
> > > [d]e helle?"
> > > Graben sheold strang ond
> > > swich-blaed scharp
> > > Sond feorth to fyht [d]e grimlic foe.
> > > "Me," Godsylla saed, "mac [d]e
> > > minsemete."
> > > Heoro cwyc geten heold wi[p]
> > > faemed half-nelson
> > > Ond flyng him lic frisbe bac to fen.
> > > Beowulf belly up to meaddehaele bar,
> > > Saed, "Ne foe beaten mie faersom
> > > cung-fu."
> > > Eorderen cocca-colha yce-coeld,
> > > [d]e reol [p]yng.
> > > -- Not Chaucer, for certain
> > >
> > >
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