The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120955   Message #2637258
Posted By: Anne Lister
21-May-09 - 03:02 AM
Thread Name: Cornish Nightingale
Subject: RE: Cornish Nightingale
The Bretons had a word for it .... Laustic ....comes into the medieval tales written down by Marie de France in the 12th century. Breton and Cornish (and Welsh) are related languages, so I'd have expected an old Cornish word to be a little similar to the Breton. But maybe not. Maybe Marie de France got her birds muddled.