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Jonathan Dean




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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jul, 2019 3:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Len Parker wrote:
Here is the translation for Wace: https://books.google.com/books?id=bV8EAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA172#v=onepage&q&f=false Not sure how accurate it is.

Wace describing the Irish in Roman De Brut: "His men were naked to their adversaries, having neither helmets nor coats of leather nor shields."


The original text reads:

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Car si home furent trop nu, n'orent hauberc, n'orent escue, ne saietes ne quenuissoient, ne a arc trere ne savoient


From La Partie Arthurienne du Roman de Brut, ed. by IDO Arnold and MM Pelan, p72. The excerpt has it's own numbering of line, but gives the line numbers for the standard text in the top right corner, so in a full edition the lines would be between 9670 and 9708.

It looks like the original translator has assumed that the "hauberc" was leather.
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jul, 2019 4:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Once again we see the problems with relying on translations.
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