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16:54 Jul 22, 2005
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German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Renaissance greeting
German term or phrase: Hallo hallodri
This is the greeting spoken by a German fool/jester during the Renaissance period - I'm hoping that someone can give me an equivalent in English (I've run out of creative ideas for one day ;-)).

I'm looking for the sort of thing Punch and Judy would say, or a jester would say to an audience at a Renaissance fair - that sort of thing. Many thanks for any ideas!
Hilary Davies Shelby
United States
Local time: 18:08
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3 +7hey nonny nayLancashireman
2Hello there, perishersxxxFrancis Lee
2heyla, hohla, hello
Rebecca Garber


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37 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
heyla, hohla, hello


Explanation:
Just a guess

Rebecca Garber
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
Hello there, perishers


Explanation:
OK for Punch and Judy, at least ...


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Note added at 1 day 23 hrs 48 mins (2005-07-24 16:42:11 GMT)
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A post mortem thought, but how about \"Hello, all and sundry\"?

xxxFrancis Lee
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +7
hey nonny nay


Explanation:
Renaissance-style exclamation. I'm not sure what it means though...

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Note added at 34 mins (2005-07-22 17:28:42 GMT)
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or less mournful perhaps: \"With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino\"

It Was A Lover And His Lass
William Shakespeare
It was a lover and his lass,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o’er the green corn-field did pass,
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.
http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/10777/



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Note added at 2 days 18 mins (2005-07-24 17:12:14 GMT)
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Hello Hil!
Have you considered leaving questions like this and letting the automated grading system take its course 14 days later? (You are under no obligation to close a question where two or more peers have agreed to one or more answers. Grading will then be done by a \'robot\' but taking into account the preferences of the community)

Lancashireman
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stephen Roche
40 mins

agree  Jo Sale: I've not actually heard this expression before but think it sounds great! :-)
47 mins

agree  bell-issima
50 mins

agree  BrigitteHilgner: Oxford English Dictionary: nonny-nonny: A meaningless fefrain, formerly [i.e. prior to 1533 when it went out of fashion] often used to cover indelicate allusions.
13 hrs

agree  Kieran McCann: @ Francis: Blackadder...the one where Edmund's puritanical relatives get caught up in a drinking contest: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/8889/bladder/ba2-5.t...
16 hrs

agree  Frosty: Isn`t this the title of the theme tune for Morris dancers?
19 hrs

agree  xxxFrancis Lee: So was I, Kieran, and I'm sure you can tell us which episode ... ;-) / A-ha - "old Boo's up (phew!)" :-}
19 hrs
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