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Thread #57991   Message #2697229
Posted By: Phil Edwards
10-Aug-09 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog
The "full circle" version is in the Wicker Man - do we know if it predated the film?

Looking back at Nigel's version, my Welsh isn't good enough to read through the whole thing, but I did notice that

"a'r bryn ar y ddaear, a'r ddaear ar ddim"
translates literally not as
"the hill in the valley, the valley by the sea"
but as
"the hill on the world, the world on nothing"
which is pleasantly blunt. (But then, the Welsh R. Blunt.)