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Phyllis

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Children's Stories
« on: November 24, 2015, 10:38:53 AM »
Eala!

I thought I would update people on news about the translations we worked on for "Peace at Last" and "Not Now Bernard".

I contacted the publishers of both stories to make sure there were no issues with intellectual property. While I am waiting to hear back about "Peace at Last" (apparently they are very busy and warn it can take 3 months to get back to people), the publisher for "Not Now Bernard" did reply immediately and is really pleased about the translation. They are going to include it in their marketing as an approved version.

As a result we now have an official version on our website here:

http://www.tha-engliscan-gesithas.org.uk/education/old-english-translation-of-a-childrens-tale

Until I hear back about "Peace at Last" I am attaching a revised version for use by gesithas with the relevant copyright notices.

Please can I ask that if you are using the translations as handouts you abandon the draft documents previously shared and use the one on the website or the revised "Peace at Last" attached here? This is so we can give appropriate acknowledgement to the author and publisher.

I hope you find this useful  :)

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john gilberthorpe

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Re: Children's Stories
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 04:46:40 PM »
Brilliant! Made me laugh.... especially fnaer fnaer!

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Re: Children's Stories
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 09:20:05 AM »



This is great news and I really pleased that it has changed from Beowulf and Grendel to Beornheard and the aglæca. However I am disappointed that you are still using the dative after “into” and “ineode”.

In Peace at Last I think that bræhtm should be bræhtma, for me fela takes the genitive.

You might want to use our new logo so I have attached that.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2015, 09:21:51 AM by David »

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Re: Children's Stories
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 06:06:46 PM »



I have not got the book Not now Bernard but I had noticed that you made some changes to the modern English in Peace at Last.  On checking I found there were more than I expected so if you are using a different edition where they are not changes then I apologise. Otherwise I think that we must stick to the original modern English and correct any changes.  Maybe some else can check Not now Bernard. Below I give the original on the top line with the changed version underneath.
           
“SNORE,” went Mrs Bear, “SNORE, SNORE, SNORE.”
 “SNORE, SNORE,” went Mrs Bear. “SNORE.”
 
“Oh NO!” said Mr Bear, “I can’t stand THIS.”
“Oh no, I can’t stand this!” said Mr Bear
 
“NYAAOW!” went Baby Bear, “NYAAOW! NYAAOW!”           
 “NYAOW!” went Baby Bear, “NYAOW! NYAOW!”
 
“Oh NO!” said Mr Bear, “I can’t stand THIS.”
“Oh no, I can’t stand this!” said Mr Bear
 
TICK-TOCK . . . went the living room clock . . . TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK.        CUCKOO! CUCKOO!
“Tick tock tick tock,” went the living room clock. “Cuckoo!”
 
“Oh NO!” said Mr Bear, “I can’t stand THIS.”
“Oh no,” said Mr Bear “ I can’t stand this!”
 
DRIP, DRIP . . . went            the leaky kitchen tap.
“Drip,drip” went the leaky kitchen tap
 
HMMMMMMMMMMM . . . went the refrigerator. 
“Hmm” went the refrigerator.                                   
                                                                                                                                                             
“Oh NO!” said Mr Bear, “I can’t stand THIS.”
 “Oh no,” said Mr Bear “I can’t stand this!”
 
night.
night!
 
“TOO-WHIT-TOO-WHOO!” went the owl.
“Tu wit tu woo” went the owl
 
“SNUFFLE, SNUFFLE,” went the hedgehog.
“Snuffle snuffle” went the hedgehog
 
“MIAAAOW!” sang the cats on the wall.
“Miaow miaow” sang the cats on the garden wall
 
“Oh NO!” said Mr Bear, “I can’t stand THIS.”
“Oh no,” said Mr Bear “I can’t stand this!”
 
uncomfortable, but
uncomfortable but
 
window.
window
 
“TWEET TWEET!” went the birds.
“Tweet! tweet! Went the birds
 
SHINE, SHINE . . . went the sun.
“Shine! Shine!” went the sun
 
“Oh NO!” said Mr Bear, “I can’t stand THIS.”
“Oh no,” said Mr Bear “I can’t stand this!”
 
In the house, Baby Bear was fast asleep, and Mrs Bear had turned over and wasn’t
In the house Baby Bear was fast asleep and Mrs Bear had turned over and she wasn’t
 
“Peace at last,”
“Peace at last!”
 
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! went the alarm clock, BRRRRRR!
“Bring! Bring! Bring! went the alarm clock.
 
“Not VERY well, dear,” yawned Mr Bear.
“Not very well, dear,” yawned Mr Bear
 
Mrs Bear. “I’ll
Mrs Bear, “I’ll
 
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Re: Children's Stories
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 02:20:21 PM »
YAAAY! Well done Phyllis, congratulations on Not Now Bernard.


( Can't wait till the Witan accepts my translation of Fifty Shades of Grey as its companion piece, can you?  :D )



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Re: Children's Stories
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 06:10:02 PM »
Thanks Bowerthane!

Looking forward to Fifty Shades :) Haven't read the ME version but would consider giving OE a try; sounds much more entertaining.

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Re: Children's Stories
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 09:57:11 AM »
What good news!