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Observation about ducdame
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0686  Friday, 12 October 2007

[1]	From: 	John Briggs <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 01:11:59 +0100
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0679 Observation about ducdame

[2]	From: 	David Crystal <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 10:43:24 +0100
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0679 Observation about ducdame


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From: 		John Briggs <
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Date: 		Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 01:11:59 +0100
Subject: 18.0679 Observation about ducdame
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0679 Observation about ducdame

The question of whether "ducdame" is Welsh or not may depend on whether 
Robert Armin, who specialised in playing comic Welshmen, played Jaques 
or Touchstone.

John Briggs

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Date: 		Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 10:43:24 +0100
Subject: 18.0679 Observation about ducdame
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0679 Observation about ducdame

If it is a phrase in Welsh, then the most natural equivalent would be 
the everyday phrase 'dewch gyda me' = 'come with me'. It is standard 
English mispronunciation to replace the 'ch' by a 'c', and 'gyda' is 
routinely shortened to 'da' in colloquial speech.

Professor David Crystal
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