And long words bother me...

By mrswoolybill
A Silly Sunday return to the book shelves. I have a number of odd interests (does that surprise you?), one of them is collecting translations of Winnie the Pooh. There are a few of them here – Leo will recognise Винни-Пух...
My own favourite is the Latin translation which has some wonderfully crackpot rhymes. This one is based on the Dies irae from the Requiem Mass...

Dies ille, dies Lunae
Semper venit opportune
Rogo vos et quaero id:
Quid est quod et quod est quid?

Dies alter, dies Martis
Est laboris et est artis
Ave Canga, dic si scis:
Quarum? Quorum? Quid est quis?

Etc...

Thanks for looking,
Moira

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Comments


kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
26 Jul 2020 7:45AM
Can you read them all?
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 7:51AM
Crustulum, crustulum, crustulum crum -
Cerebrum meum est fatigatum
.

B
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
26 Jul 2020 7:54AM
My sister demands that I return from trips abroad with assorted translations of Beatrix Potter... Anyone wishing to contribute to the collection will be reimbursed by PayPal. (It's amazing how few holiday resorts have bookshops catering for those with a natural age of 7...)
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 7:56AM
Can I read them all? No, of these only Spanish and Latin; but I do appreciate the differences in style and presentation. Our daughter's work some years ago involved a lot of travel to odd parts of Eastern Europe and she found me several, but the Spanish and German editions came back from our travels, and I spotted Vinni-Pukh in the Dom Knigi bookshop in Leningrad as was. When my Russian was better I did work through the Pooh-sticks story unaided.
So far as I know there is still no French translation available of the original text, only the Disney version - and French is my main language. I have enquired during various visits, without luck.
Bill's quote was nearly the title...
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 8:03AM

Quote:My sister demands that I return from trips abroad with assorted translations of Beatrix Potter...

John, I should have guessed... Wink
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
26 Jul 2020 8:17AM
Being a bear of very little brain myself..........this is good to see 🐻🌻
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 8:22AM
Thanks early birds and thanks to Dave for the UA! (I like the emoji).
26 Jul 2020 8:25AM
A lovely little composition here, Moira.

JohnSmile
26 Jul 2020 8:47AM
The request's from my trips abroad were for Romeo and Juliet cigars for my local GP. And he wasn't particularly bothered what language!
Geoff
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 9:06AM
Very nice, Moira. I believe my sister has or had a collection of these?
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 9:18AM
Thanks again folks. I think the message is - there's a lot of it about... Wink
Nobody has commented on the fact that I overcame my tripodphobia, and distaste for small aperture for this one. It definitely needed both.
Great stories and a fine composition from your good self. Nice work GrinGrinGrinGrin
leo_nid 5 12
26 Jul 2020 9:53AM
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
26 Jul 2020 9:59AM

Quote:
Nobody has commented on the fact that I overcame my tripodphobia, and distaste for small aperture for this one. It definitely needed both.


Steady, Moira, or you'll suddenly find yourself exalting the virtues of layers and layer masks.WinkGrin

I must hunt down a Norwegian version for our next trip over...
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
26 Jul 2020 10:49AM
Wonderful still life from your fascinating interest Moira SmileSmile
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 11:20AM
Leo, that's sweet. And of course Russian bears are iconic...
Thanks everyone!
26 Jul 2020 11:38AM
Personally I've a fondness for the Klingon version.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
26 Jul 2020 12:11PM
I dropped Latin in the 3rd form at Grammar School, a very back to front language.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
26 Jul 2020 12:15PM
A fine collection here, Moira, can't say I've read any of 'em! 😁👍
Trev 😀
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 12:28PM
Janet, I dropped Latin after the 3rd form, I mistakenly thought that I was a scientist and Latin didn't timetable with the sciences... But I kept it up. Some years ago I horrified Bill's then Head Teacher by telling him it was the most useful thing that I learned at school. It taught me grammar, and structured thinking.
Thanks again folks!
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 1:12PM
An unhealthy interest in Pooh I’d say, but a superb capture and story behind the image.
Alfie
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
26 Jul 2020 1:22PM
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, ‘What about lunch?’”
We have a substantial collection of "Winnie the pooh" books. None of them in foreign though...Oh bother Smile
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
26 Jul 2020 2:03PM
Isn't it funny what becomes our hobbies, passions or whatever. How did they start. Usually when we were very young. And often grandparents have a big role in it. I don't think your odd at all Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 2:20PM

Quote:Isn't it funny what becomes our hobbies, passions or whatever. How did they start. Usually when we were very young.

Now the curious thing is that I didn't encounter Winnie as a child. Bill introduced me when we first met, in Lower Sixth. I guess that says something about Sixth Formers...
chataignier Plus
10 239 13 France
26 Jul 2020 2:54PM
Definitely an award for :
1) an eccentric hobby
2) liking Winnie the Pooh
3) a fine photo (even allowing for the small aperture)
David
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 3:56PM
Who can not love "Winnie the pooh" ??
Good image. Good work !! Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
26 Jul 2020 4:12PM
We all have our foibles! When visiting EBay I was amazed to find a section selling EMPTY malt whisky bottles!
Now if you emptied the bottles first before collecting them, that might be an interesting hobby but probably short-lived? Have you tried for a Gaelic one from Scotland?
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 4:46PM
Winnie the Pooh in Gaelic, I wonder...
Thanks everyone, and thanks to David for the UA. I promise that small aperture won't happen again in a hurry, but it was needed here to get both the spines and the background cover reasonably sharp, with the focus on the figurine. Which of course is horribly Disney...
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 5:32PM
An update - Winnie the Pooh exists in both Scots and Irish Gaelic, but not so far in Welsh.
26 Jul 2020 9:10PM
'My spelling is wobbly. It's good spelling but it wobbles and the letters get in the wrong places.'
Nuff said. I'm still trying to master English! 🥴
Lovely image. The big book with all the Pooh stories is on the shelf above me. Time for a revisit. I think I'm old enough to get it now! 🤣
davyskid 6 2 Scotland
26 Jul 2020 10:04PM
Superb collection and black and white image Moira
Davy
LoryC 6 2 Italy
26 Jul 2020 10:44PM
A lovely image and some interesting finds.

LorySmile

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