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Thread #16362   Message #152528
Posted By: Jacob Bloom
21-Dec-99 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Twelve Days of Christmas-for teaching catechism?
Subject: RE: Twelve Days of Christmas
Seems to me the old American version I've seen had "a part of a juniper tree", which does sound like "a partridge, une pertrix", since "une" would often be pronounced with two syllables (similar to "oona") in song and poetry. Are you sure about the branch or bough?