Les Fieillets Jèrriais
Salutâtions tout lmonde. Juilet déjà et les jours déveinnent pus courts. Mèrcie bein des fais ….to all who attended last months meeting.
We had a brief report on La Fête Normande in Guernsey which, despite some misgivings, was enjoyed by those who went. The programme was eventually expanded but at the last moment, and the evening supper and performances were very enjoyable.
À propos La Fête, we have received detailed information from the Normans already for 2010, and the diary dates are Sat. and Sun. 5th 6th June 2010 with exhibitions and festivities to be held inside and around La Nouvelle Salle dActivités at La Fontaine-Le-Bourg, 15km north of Rouen.
We also agreed to practice Tchest qu'en savait l'pus des deux? by Thomas Laiduze, an author whose origins are obscure but who wrote in a dialect particular to the Faldouet area of St. Martîn. This seems to be more of a test for us than previous ones but our several attempts reduced some of our misgivings. We finished with a good game of chance, having to describe types of weather from pictures before we could advance across a board.
Our composition for Les Nouvelles Chroniques du Don Balleine were all submitted and details of the next theme were discussed. By the 1st Sept. articles are needed for the Autumn publication under the heading LHôrreu ….that is anything horrible or frightening related to Halloween ….La Veille de la Toussaint ….or as the Americans put it…Trick or Treat.
Nothing has been brought to our attention this month, except …look out for a Jèrriais welcome on the Antiques Roadshow broadcast from Lé Mangni dé Sanmathès this month, date of transmission unknown as yet. Our next meeting will be held on this Wednesday, 1st July, in the Arthur Mourant Room at 8.00pm when we will start our compositions on the above theme, practice the poem and possibly continue with the study of the Eisteddfod literature archive. À la préchaine,
John Clarke (Président)
Ralph Nichols (Ségrétaithe)
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