Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Old Hundedth in Cornish c 1705

This unsigned version of the Hundredth Psalm, accompanied by a note, may have been written by Thomas Boson c 1705. Here it is in the original spelling (which seems to have been poorly transcribed) with a SWF L version in italics.
Note the mixing of singular an plural imperatives.

Sarah wheage Onerez meth ewe gene gasawaz than peath ol eze laverez. Kemerro (Kemerre) an peth eze leben, termen arall why veth moye. Pera ne doaze tha Newlen, ha eu nepeath a choye. Eahas da why leben ha uge hena (vge hema) a weath Rag poble tha neg eze tre gelaz, tacklawe da ve gwreze [tha boaze gwellaz].

Sara wheg onerys. Meth ew genam gasowes dhe'n peth oll eus leverys.
Kemerow (Kemêr) an peth eus lebmyn, termyn aral whei vedh moy. Pera[g] na doas dhe Newlyn, ha ev[a] neppeth en chei. Ehes dhe whei lebmyn ha òja hedna (òja hemma) ewedh, rag pobel dha nag eus tra gellys, taclow da ve gwres [dhe voas gwelys].

Ol poble eze war an oare A treegaz,
Oll pobel eus war an nor o trigas
Keno tha Arleth gen gannaw looan,
Kenow dhe' Arlòdh gen ganow lôwen
Gormollow Eave gen owyn, preezyo eave A Rage,
Gormollow(gh) Ev gen own, praystow Ev arag
Deeaw why deracta ha beatho looan.
Dew(gh) whei deracta ha bedhow lôwen
An Arleth, why ore, ewe deawe seere loure,
An Arlòdh, whei or, ew Dew sür lowr
Heb agon gwerras eave Reege gon geele,
Heb agan gweres Ev wrüg gan gül
Tho ni an parah, ma eave gon maga,
Tho nei an para, ma Ev gan maga
Ha rag e theuaz eave gon kibmeare.
Ha rag y dheves Ev gan kebmer
Ke an berra der e derggawe gen mear A worianze,
Ke en bera der y derjow gen meur a worryans
Ke oagoaze tha e drevon ha bethow why looan,
Ke ogas dhe y dreven ha bedhow whei lôwen
Preezyo, gormall, ha boniggo e hannawe da stella,
Praysyow, gormel ha benygow y hanow dhe stella
Rag thew A da an della tha weelle.
Rag thewa da endella dhe wil ~ wül
Rag fraga, an arleth ni ewe deawe por tha,
Rag fraga? An Arlòdh nei ew Dew pur dha
E grenja (grensa) ewe Rag neverah seere,
Y grenga (grensa) ew rag nevra sür
E weeanath ol termen ma seval kreaue,
Y wrionedh oll termyn ma sevel crev
Ha Ra thort heeneth da heenneth dirry.
ha 'wra dhort henedh dhe henedh düry[a].


Additional note: 
Ethewa an ganza (ganze) kana a reege deane geele, ma an mableean ni E gana terwitheyaw war an zeell.
Eth ewa an kensa cana a wrüg den gül, ma an mab lien nei y gana terweythyow war an Sül.


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