Observation by David Swan: A bit of winter sky over King Edward's B...

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David Swan

Observer

David Swan

Observed

2019 Dec 17 - 19:35

Uploaded

2019 Dec 17 - 20:06

Objects

The Earth
Widefield

Equipment
  • ASI183MM
  • Fish-eye lens
Exposure

10 x 100ms

Location

Tynemouth, UK

Target name

Various constellations, a 1000 year old priory

Title

A bit of winter sky over King Edward's Bay

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David Swan
David Swan, 2019 Dec 17 - 20:15 UTC

Gemini, Auriga, the Hyades and Pleiades in Taurus, Orion rising... and more.

Ray Emery
Ray Emery, 2019 Dec 18 - 09:58 UTC

Why aye man, a bit nippy ye naw!

David Swan
David Swan, 2019 Dec 18 - 10:07 UTC

As a proud Geordie, I am able to translate this for other members. But I think they'll be able to guess the meaning! BTW it is technically 'whey eye' here ;)

Paul Leyland
Paul Leyland, 2019 Dec 18 - 10:24 UTC

Yeah, it's just another example of West Germanic.  If you understand Dutch and German (not to mention Frisian or Afrikaans) you should have no real trouble understanding the natives.

;-)

David Swan
David Swan, 2019 Dec 18 - 12:47 UTC

A fascinating Christmas read that I would recommend - The Northumbrians: North East England and Its People. I think we are going off topic, mind (laughs).

Paul Leyland
Paul Leyland, 2019 Dec 18 - 21:06 UTC

Ic pro risnian, gese, he ƿyscan unmycel cealdian eoƿ oncunnan.

Very off-topic and I'm just showing off. If you would like it in Middle Egyptian, just ask.

Paul Leyland
Paul Leyland, 2019 Dec 18 - 21:37 UTC

Ic pro risnian, gese, he ƿyscan unmycel cealdian eoƿ oncunnan.

Ic = I.  Compare "Ich" in modern German.

gese = yes

ƿyscan = was (ƿ, the letter wynn, is the equivalent of 'w' in current orthography)

unmycel = (Scots) mickle = (a) little (thing)  Remember, always a hard-C in Old English.

cealdian = cold.

eoƿ = you.

oncunnan : compare "ken" in Scots or "kennen" in Modern German and try pronouncing the 'k' in modern English "know".

See, it´s comprehensible in Modern English as long as you pronounce it phonetically and if you have some exposure to at least one other West Germanic language.

If only the same could be said of Glaswegian, which has been described as not so much a language as a laryngeal deformity.

David Swan
David Swan, 2019 Dec 18 - 21:55 UTC

Thanks Paul. And let's end on that humorous note!

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