Monday, December 31, 2012

LONG AGO Decipherment

MA 4.1 [Original Stanza numbering]
Long ago the fathers of the Lenape
were at the land of spruce pines.
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Original Sounds
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Wulamo linapioken 
manup shinaking.
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Sounds:  Wu la mo Lin   a pi
Lenape:  Wu la  mo Len a  pe

The aliteration is “la” & “Len”
The ryhme is “la” and “a”

 The “oken” and other syllables maybe were divided as

Sounds 1:  o ken ma nup shi nak ing.  
(seven syllables is Ok.)
or as
Sounds 2: ok en man up shin ak ing.

The “L” alliteration does not appear in the “stem” location, 
  But Sherwin shows the “Lok” syllable.  
(LOKV5056).

“L” is a soft consonant that may not be heard.  
The stanza maker may have deliberately chosen “Lok” 
to put in the stem of the even line.
  
The Lenape historian may have spoken
 so fast that the Moravians missed the “L.”

So let us add the “L” and gain the alliteration score.

The “en” (emn) is found under Sherwin’s “an,” VRM 1.12.  
This syllable appears to be a filler, 
but it does complete the ryhme with “man,” 
which may have been the reason the stanza maker chose to use it.

Lenape:  Lok en man up

Sherwin does not show “ma nup or man up.  
Sherwin does have “monak” 
which meets the criteria 
if we invoke "vowels are interchangable"
(“a” & “o” especially) 
and morphing within the P-T-K-D cluster.

Use the Lenape word  “monak."

Lenape:  Lok en mon ak.

The stanza maker may have schemed
 to get the double rhyme 
to make the line stronger.

Lenspe:  shi nak ing

 Volume four, Lenape "ang" or “ing” means, “place”

That leaves “Shi nak or Shin ak.” 

 So far, the “Shi” syllable
appears to refer to “sjoe,” t
he Old Norse word for “sea.”  
But, Sherwin also shows a “shim” syllable
 to mean “stream.  (SHAV5103)”
  The “ak” syllable often means “many or plural” (AHQV1008}.  
So, “shin ak” may have been “shim ak,” 
where the “m-n” cluster is involved.  
The meaning is many “streams.”

This meaning would support the hypothesis 
that the Maalan Aarum Chapter 4
 begin in James Bay where twenty one rivers 
flow into the Bay.  See Lenape Migration.

 The Lenape syllables appear to be:

Lenape:  Wu la  mo Len a  pe
Lenape:  Lok en mon ak stim ak ing

Note: That “fathers” is not mentioned.
            There is no “land of spruce pines.”

Perhaps the Lenape Historian looked at the tree 
and made a guess because he did not know
 what the memorized words meant.  
Maybe there were more lines to the stanza. 
But the historian was giving the translators the minimum.
 because they were not translating correctly.

             The Drottkvaett score is 100%
             The even line has a rhyme with three syllables.
                      These additional rhyme syllables may
 have been by design 
to help strengthen the stanza.  
Perhaps the more ryhmes the better.


Deciphered by: Craig Judge, 
                           Kean U, 2011
        Vetted by: Myron Paine, 
                           2011
Vet =  Sherwin references and words are correct.
         Admin: Frank Esposito,
                       Kean U. 2011.
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