[SOLO MIDDLE ENGLISH] Syr Gawayn and the Grene Knight-annise

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Post by eggs4ears » January 1st, 2019, 8:19 pm

Syr Gawayn and the Grene Knight by The Gawain Poet ( - ).


A mysterious Green Knight arrives at King Arthur's court at Camelot to propose a New Year's game. Strike the Knight a blow with an axe, and receive the same blow one year hence. Sir Gawain takes up the challenge and beheads the Green Knight, who coolly picks up his head and rides away, leaving instructions for Gawain to meet him one year later at the Green Chapel. The year goes by and as winter draws on Sir Gawain sets out on his quest...

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a 14th century chivalric poem written in a northern dialect of Middle English. The unknown author, often called the Gawain poet, is thought to have lived in Cheshire in the north-west of England. Only a single copy of the manuscript survives. This version of the manuscript, edited by Sir Frederic Madden in 1839, is read in Middle English alliterative verse, as it would have been heard by the poet's contemporaries. This recording can be listened to in conjunction with several modern English translations and retellings of the Gawain poem in the Librivox catalogue. ( Phil Benson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/syrgawaynecoll6100madduoft/page/n86
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( The Gawain Poet) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Poet

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Keywords that describe the book: middle english, chivalry, King Arthur

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Post by eggs4ears » January 1st, 2019, 8:24 pm

Annise will MC and Newgatenovelist DPL. Appropriate, but entirely coincidental, that I'm posting this at New Year!

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Post by kayray » January 1st, 2019, 9:15 pm

Ooo I'm excited about this. I love the sound of Middle English.
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Post by annise » January 2nd, 2019, 7:12 pm

MW all done,

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 3rd, 2019, 3:32 am

All ready to go on a quest!
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Post by eggs4ears » January 4th, 2019, 4:00 am

Fytte the first - redye fir PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/gawayn_01_gawaynpoet.mp3 - 33:14

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 5th, 2019, 4:06 pm

I have a note for fytte the first - although listening to this has made me realise how long it's been since I read ME, let alone listened to it!

12.31-12.36, p. 9 last line/l. 189, antepenultimate word omitted
[] fayre grene,

Does the above make sense? I'm not sure how to do PL notes with non-standard characters!

I've also discovered yet another cool radio programme if you have a long drive and need material! It's five Walter de la Mare ghost stories, all abridged to half-hour slots, and each one with a different (very good) reader. The first one (the one that will be taken down first) is still up for more than three weeks:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x18hm/episodes/player

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Post by eggs4ears » January 20th, 2019, 5:01 am

Corrected.

Yes, it made sense when I looked at the text. Are these yogs and thorns? The one you corrected can be 'th' (which I'm supposed to pronounce as in 'think', not 'this' - though I'm finding it difficult to keep that up!). The other is more difficult - ch as 'loch', y as in 'yacht', or 'w', depending on the word - I'm relying either on the alliteration or the modern meaning for that.

But I don't suppose there are really any hard and fast rules, because he keeps changing the spelling. For example, I am sticking to Gawain, even though it is sometimes spelled Wawain.

Newgatenovelist wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 4:06 pm
12.31-12.36, p. 9 last line/l. 189, antepenultimate word omitted
[] fayre grene,

Does the above make sense? I'm not sure how to do PL notes with non-standard characters!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 20th, 2019, 11:34 am

Section 1 is PL OK.

I'm glad on some level that you're grappling with this instead of just finding it as straightforward as modern English. When I first started listening I thought, crikey it's been a long time since I worked with ME. You're keeping me on my toes! I'm far too coddled with standardised spelling.

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