Saturday, January 3, 2015

Malory Turns a Phrase Again

Once more have I returned to the forests of Logres, full of hermitages, castles, mystic rivers with mystic boats covered in mystic samite, and many, many knights errant. The folk here speak a tongue passing strange, the which thou art asked to translate by joining number to letter. Though the test be sore difficult, whoso holdeth the challenge ever in like hard, that hardy soul shall win victory.

1. an
2. benome
3. certes
4. everych
5. hight
6. forthink
7. mickle
8. orison
9. purvey
10. raundon
11. sithen
12. sooth
13. stert
14. stour
15. trow
16. yede

a. battle
b. believe, trust
c. called
d. each
e. great speed, force
f. if
g. much, great
h. prayer
i. prepare
j. regret
k. rose, got up
l. since
m. surely
n. took
o. truth
p. went




1-f, 2-n, 3-m, 4-d, 5-c, 6-j, 7-g, 8-h, 9-i, 10-e, 11-l, 12-o, 13-k, 14-a, 15-b, 16-p

Certes, thou hast none mickle for to forthink an thou hast made errors. For everych correct answer, thou mayst be hight Champion!

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