ray at spyrys.org
Mon Dec 1 16:39:26 GMT 2014
Yes I have given this some thought.
If there was a tradition of netting wild birds in Cornwall as there is/
was in some other European countries the interpretation 'starlings'
might make some sense. Otherwise I cannot envisage a situation where
one would have under foot multiple numbers of starlings to be crushed.
I can find no record of such a practice, perhaps others can.
On 1 Kev 2014, at 11:43, Nicholas Williams wrote:
> BM is rather a gruesome play. The torturers collect three thousand
> babies in order to kill them and use
> their blood as a salve for Constantine's skin disease:
> Nansus thym vj vgons flogh
> dywans then empour trussogh
> may hallons boys dewogys 
> kepar ha porhel bo lugh
> lemen sovdoryen waryogh
> na schappya benen in beys
> Now I have 120 babies.
> Pack them off immediately to the emperor
> so that their blood can be extracted
> like a pig or calf.
> Now soldiers, take care
> that no single woman escape.
> I have no particular brief for Dr George's Gerlyver Meur of 2009.
> He does, however, in it suggest that treysy at BM 2399 is indeed the
> of the word for starling.
> On 1 Dec 2014, at 10:52, Eddie Climo <eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> A gruesomely implausible simile, that!
> Spellyans mailing list
> Spellyans at kernowek.net
Agan Tavas web site: www.agantavas.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Spellyans