Saturday, February 17, 2007

medieval manuscript

how cool is this??? i suggest clicking on it to make it big so you can admire the detail. it is a page from Lebor na hUidre: the Book of the Dun Cow, from the 11th - 12th C. it's in old and middle irish, with some marginalia in early modern irish. eee! see those holes down the bottom there - i suspect they're from holes in the cow. ew. . .

swiped from http://www.isos.dias.ie/english/index.html.

7 comments:

grot said...

fancy

gtg said...

rather!

itchy fingers said...

schmancy

tine said...

mmm, holes in the cow ...

jt said...

I'm dying to get to Ireland so I can see all this stuff!!!!
I've been having lessons from "you know who" on irish pronounciation. Have decided I need an Irish phrase book!!! Without it I wont have a hope - can't even get the names of the towns right.
Haven't had time lately to make comments to you. It is O weej and we have been invaded by students!!!

jt said...

oh deah!! How can I do irish when I can't even spell week!!!!

gtg said...

jt,

you exist! sweeeet. . .

does he-who-must-not-be-named know old irish? i could totally use his help.

sorry to hear about the students. me too.

you should go to the website i linked to. you can see all the different pages scanned in. they're so good.

i want to go to ireland too. let's!