Charter Fragment

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1 golsoug ty coweȝ Golsow, ty koweth Listen friend,
2 byȝ na borȝ meȝ byth na borth meth. Do not be shy!
3 dyyskyn ha powes Diyskyn ha powes Come down and rest
4 ha ȝymo dus nes ha dhymmo deus nes and come closer to me
5 mar coȝes ȝe les mar kodhes dha les; if you know your interest,
6 ha ȝys y rof mowes ha dhis y rov mowes and I will give you a girl,
7 ha fest unan dek ha fest onan deg. one who is very beautiful.
8 genes mar a plek Genes mara pleg If you like her,
9 ha, tanha y a, tan hi go and get her;
10 kymmerr y ȝoȝ wrek kemmer hi dhe'th wreg take her for your wife.
11 sconya ȝys ny vek Skonya dhis ny vek She wonʼt dare refuse you
12 ha ty a vyȝ hy ha ty a' fydh hi. and you will have her
13 hy a vyȝ gwreg ty da Hi a vydh gwregti da She will be a good wife
14 ȝys ȝe synsychy dhis dhe synsi chi. to keep house for you.
15 pur wyr a lauara Pur wir a lavarav I tell you truly
16 ha govyn worty ha govyn orti. and even ask her.
17 Lemen yȝ torn my as re Lemmyn y'th torn my a's re Now I give her into your hand
18 ha war an greyȝ my an te ha war an grys my a'n te and on the creed I swear
19 nag usy far nag eus hy far there is not her equal
20 an barȝ ma ȝe pons tamar a'n barth ma dhe bons Tamar. from here to the Tamar Bridge.
21 my ad pes worty byȝ da My a'th pes, orti bydh da I beg you to be good to her
22 ag ol ȝe voȝ hy a wra hag oll dha vodh hi a wra and she will do as you wish,
23 rag flog yw ha gensy soȝ rag flogh yw ha gensi soth for she is a child and truthful.
24 ha gassy ȝe gafus hy boȝ ha gas hi dhe gavos hy bodh. Let her have her own way.
25 kenes mos ȝymmo Kens es mos, dhymmo Before going, both of you
25a ymmyug ymmewgh. have a kiss for me!
26 eug alema ha fystynyug ewgh alemma ha fistenewgh. Get going and hurry!
27 dallaȝ a var infreȝ dar war Dalleth a-varr; yn freth darwar Start early eagerly. Mind
28 oun ma porȝo own ma porttho. that he fears
29 ef emsettye worȝesy Ev omsettya orthis sy opposing you
30 kam na veȝo kamm na vettho. so he wouldnʼt dare.
31 mar aȝ herg ȝys gul nep tra Mara'th ergh dhis gul neb tra If he bids you do something,
32 lauar ȝesy byȝ ny venna lavar dhiso “Byth ny venna'”. say to yourself, "I never will."
33 lauar ȝoȝo gwra mar mennyȝ Lavar dhodho, “Gwrav mar mennydh.” Say to him "I will do it if you wish."
34 awos a gallo na wra tra vyȝ Awos a allo, ny wra tra vyth. For all he can, he will do nothing.
35 in vrna yȝ sens ȝe ves meystres Y'n eur na y'th sens dhe vos mestres Then he will hold you to be a mistress and
36 hedyr vywy hag harluȝes hadre vywhi hag arlodhes. a lady as long as you live.
37 cas o ganso re nofferen Kas o ganso re'n oferen He was troubled, by the mass.
38 curtes yw ha deboner Kortes yw ha deboner Courteous and kind is he
39 ȝys dregyn ny wra Dhis dregyn ny wra. He will not do you harm
40 mar an kefyȝ in danger Mara'n kevydh yn danjer, If you can enthral him
41 sense fast indella sens e fast yndella. hold him tightly so!

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