Dunveryssyn yn Tooder-Folley

The Vampire Murders

Ayrn Queig-Jeig

Dunveryssyn yn Tooder-Folley - The Vampire Murders


Skeeal straneagh liorish Brian Stowell: Ayrn 15
A serial story by Brian Stowell: Part 15

Va'n dooinney eck er ve mooie fud ny h-oie. Cha nee red noa va shen, agh ec y traa cheddin v'eh quaagh nagh row eh chur faaue erbee jee. V'eh cliaghtey gra red ennagh myr 'Ny tannee er cosh fuirraghtyn rhym. S'cosoylagh dy bee'm anmagh noght. Dellal, ta fys ayd.' Ben ennagh, ny smoo liklee. Graih veen, v'ee coardit rish, bunnys. Va lheid yn ommidjys shen cur skeeys urree nish. Ayns ny shenn laghyn, v'ee goll ass e keeall lesh. Yn ellan lieh-varbaragh shoh, raad va riftanyn garroo shooyl stiagh sy thie gyn reaghey red erbee rolaue as gyllagh magh 'Kys t'ou uss, ven?' Bleeantyn er dy henney v'ee er ngeddyn magh dy tappee nagh row eh goll rish Surrey er chor erbee, ga dy row eh çheet dy ve ny share er y gherrid.
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Va'n dooinney eck er ve..(van-DUNN-ya-err-vay) - Her husband had been..
..mooie fud ny h-oie. (MOO-ee-fudd-na-HEE) - ..out all night ('through the night')
Cha nee red noa va shen..(ha-N'YAY-ridd-NO-va-SHEN) - That was not a new thing.. ('It's not a new thing was that..')
..v'eh quaagh..(vay-KWAAKH) - ..it was strange..
..nagh row eh chur faaue erbee jee. (nakh-ROW-a-err-khurr-FAA-oo-er-BEE-jee) - ..that he hadn't given her any hint. ('..that he wasn't after giving a hint at all to-her')
V'eh cliaghtey gra.. (vay-KL'YAKHT-a-GRAA) - He was accustomed to say..
Ny tannee er cosh..(na-TANN-ee-err-KOSH) - Don't stay up.. ('Don't stay on foot..')
S'cosoylagh dy bee'm anmagh noght. (skozz-OLE-akh-the-BEE-um-ANN-makh- nawkh) - It's likely that I'll be late tonight.
..v'ee coardit rish, bunnys. (vee-KAWRD-it-rish, BUNN-uss) - ..she was almost reconciled to it. ('..she was agreed to it, almost')
Va lheid yn ommidjys shen cur skeeys urree nish. (va-L'YIDD-in-OMMIDJ-iss- SHEN-kur-SKEE-iss-URR-ee-nish) - Such foolishness made her tired now. ('The like of that foolishness was putting tiredness on-her now')
Yn ellan lieh-varbaragh shoh..(in-ELL-yan-l'yay-VARB-ar-akh-SHAW) - This semi- barbaric island..
The word for 'half' ('lieh') causes lenition (aspiration): 'b' goes to 've'.
..riftanyn garroo..(RIFFT-an-un-GARR-oo) - ..rough rascals..
..gyn reaghey red erbee rolaue..(ginn-RAYKH-a-ridd-er-BEE-raw-LOW) - ..without arranging anything beforehand..
..as gyllagh magh..(azz-GILL-akh-MAKH) - ..and shouting out..
Bleeantyn er dy henney.. (BLEEN-tun-err-the-HINN-ya) - Years ago..
V'ee er ngeddyn magh..(vee-err-NETH-un-MAKH) - She had found out.. ('She was after finding out..')
'Geddyn' came from 'feddyn' ('finding', 'getting'). Using 'geddyn' here, we have nasalisation ('g' eclipsed by 'n') after 'er'.
..nagh row eh goll rish Surrey er chor erbee..(nakh-ROW-a-GORR-ish-SURR-ee-er- khor-er-BEE) - ..that it wasn't like Surrey at all..
..ga dy row eh cheet dy ve ny share..(GAA-the-ROW-a-CHITT-the-VAY-na-SHARE) - ..although it was improving ('..although it was coming to be better..')
..er y gherrid. (ERR-a-GHERR-id) - ..recently.

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