Friday, June 26, 2015


Welcome to my blog! I'd like to highlight three posts I wrote on the Wake.

Please read The word 'had' and  Had - a list of the 364 days of the Wake. I think these posts are very important because I've never seen any scholar write on this subject, and yet it seems worth it to explore this detail in depth. For instance, I've left some questions unanswered:

How does the other references to the Book of Enoch in the Wake relate to the use of the word had?

Why are some days shorter than others?

How does the word had relate to the thunderwords and the Viconian ages in the Wake?

And here is something I wrote during my conlanging adventures, Old Hods Can Raise New Tricks.

If you have anything you wish to publish on this blog, then please mail ruanchavesninetythree at gmail dot com and I'll share your text. ( Replace "at", "dot" and "ninetythree" with symbols. )

Translation of Poor Isa fragment

Poor Isa fragment ( FW 226 )

  Poor Isa sits a glooming so gleaming in the gloaming; the tin- 
celles a touch tarnished wind no lovelinoise awound her swan's.
Hey, lass! Woefear gleam she so glooming, this pooripathete I
solde? Her beauman's gone of a cool. Be good enough to symper-
ise. If he's at anywhere she's therefor to join him. If it's to no-
where she's going to too. Buf if he'll go to be a son to France's
she'll stay daughter of Clare. Bring tansy, throw myrtle, strew
rue, rue, rue. She is fading out like Journee's clothes so you can't
see her now. Still we know how Day the Dyer works, in dims
and deeps and dusks and darks. And among the shades that Eve's
now wearing she'll meet anew fiancy, tryst and trow. Mammy
was, Mimmy is, Minuscoline's to be. In the Dee dips a dame and
the dame desires a demselle but the demselle dresses dolly and
the dolly does a dulcydamble. The same renew. For though
she's unmerried she'll after truss up and help that hussyband how
to hop. Hip it and trip it and chirrub and sing. Lord Chuffy's sky
sheraph and Glugg's got to swing. 

Translation ( translated by Augusto de Campos )

colibrisa nenhum solriso fere sua auréola. E l
Por que sentilua assim tão sentida, esta pueripatética, i sola? Seu
noivo se foi por finn. Condescenda em sonsorrir. Se ele está al-
gures ele está por perto. Se ele vai a nenhures ela também irá por
certo. Mas se ele vai ser filho de França ela resta filha de Clare.
Traz atanásia, asperge mirto, esparge arruda, arruda, arruda. Ela
está esvanessendo como os véus do Diascuro, por isso não se pode
vê-la amais. Mas bem sabemos como a Tarde arde, em tarjas e 
trevas e turvas e tumbas. E entre as sombras que Vésper agora usa
ela há de encontrar um novo fan, triste e tasma. Mama foi, Mímia é,
Minuscolina será. No D dorme uma dama e a dama deseja uma 
donzela mas a donzela donaira uma dona e a dona desanda em 
dulcidança. De noivo outra vez. Pois embora isolteira ela um dia
agarra seu consorte e o amarra ao sex trote. Palma, palma, pal-
ma, pé de anjo, pé. Lord Chuffy seraofim, carandejo Glugg é.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, July 24, 2011

HAD... penisular war
TELEGRAPH ( It helped Napoleon enough to be widely imitated in Europe and the U.S. )
HAD... nor a voice from a fire bellowsed
HAD advertising : bland old ( brand new ) twone ( two-in-one )  singing : played siege to ( played, sing )
HAD... rory end to the regginbrow ... aquaface

Saturday, July 23, 2011

riverrun : liv amhrán: ( L/R split ) Liv ( Livy, Vico's "first loved" historian; Anna Livia Plurabelle; Lucia Joyce ) + Irish "sing".

riverrun, past Eve: "liv amhrán, pa! son of Stephen". Illiad: "Achilles sing, O Goddess! Peleus' son" ( Μῆνιν ἄειδε, θεά, Πηληιάδεω Ἀχιλῆος )

Next epic opening: "Of the first was he to bare arms and a name" ( Aeneid )

Livy amhrán, past even atoms ( Livy was born after De Rerum Natura ) ( see clinamen )
( Joyce wrote the Wake past Rutherford, i.e. past even atoms )

Lucia amhrán, pa Steve and a dam ( Nora )

riverrun, past Pa ( Leopold Bloom ), Steve ( Stephen Dedalus ) and a dam ( Molly Bloom ) ( past Ulysses )

riverrun, (the river ran out of Eden, Genesis 2) past Eve and Adams (the franciscan church. St. Francis had a epiphany)

Reverend ( Jonathan Swift ), past eve and adams...


( Reverend ) LIV, amhrán ... ( EVE )

SIR TRISTRAM, violer ... ( ADAM )

,from swerve ... bay, bRINGs ... Environs.
,fr'over ... sea, HAD ... aquaface.

HAD pa's encore - heart ( cor ), neck ( scrag ) - birth - l'eta degli dei
HAD testicles ( rock ), knees - marriage - l'eta degli eroi
HAD anus ( after ), butt ( buttock ) - death - l'eta degli uomini
HAD brow , face - ricorso
nor a voice from a fire

FW 407.14-15: "voise from afar ... Tu es Petrus"

Telephone: From Ancient Greek tēle, “afar” + phōnē, “voice”. Bellowsed: Alexander Graham Bell.

nor a voice redffire → nor avoice from afire
answered → bellowsed

One night in 1933, she was at home when the news came that a United States District Court had declared “Ulysses” not obscene (which meant that it could be published in the States). The Joyces’ phone rang and rang with congratulatory calls. Lucia cut the phone wires—“I’m the artist,” she said—and when they were repaired she cut them again. As her behavior grew worse, her hospitalizations became longer. She went from French clinics to Swiss sanitariums.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

nor a voice from a fire

FW 407.14-15: "voise from afar ... Tu es Petrus"

Telephone: From Ancient Greek tēle, “afar” + phōnē, “voice”. Bellowsed: Alexander Graham Bell.

nor a voice redffire → nor avoice from afire
answered → bellowsed

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cryptogrammic Cryptogams: Fungi in Finnegans Wake

Cage’s Roaratorio, for example, might serve as the audiobook of Finnegans Wake, and his Mushroom Book
begins straight off by juxtaposing a recipe for Polyporus frondosus with the voices of Joyce’s ten thunderclaps, a reference to the ten “thunder words” of Finnegans Wake that intimates a folkloristic theory of the origin of fungi (thunder causes the fruiting of mushrooms) found in Robert Gordon Wasson.

oranges have been laid to rust upon the green (3.23) a reference to plant diseases caused by parasitic fungi of the order Uredinales: rusts that destroy cereal grasses, conifers, and ferns.

rot a peck of pa’s malt (3.12). Rotting and fermentation, two economically important processes associated with fungi, appear together in this, the third sentence of the Wake.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


One day in 1966, Tim Leary popped into the Playboy office and the Numerologist and the Mad Scientist lunched together. I had recently found quite a few references to
"Leary" and "LSD" in Finnegans Wake and asked Tim what he thought of that. He replied that Leary is a common Irish name and LSD in Ireland means "pounds, shillings, pence." - Robert Anton Wilson


Ad majorem l.s.d.! Divi gloriam.
A darkener of the threshold. Haru? Orimis, capsizer of his ant-
boat, sekketh rede from Evil-it-is, lord of loaves in Amongded.
Be it! So be it! Thou-who-thou-art, the fleet-as-spindhrift,
impfang thee of mine wideheight. Haru!

Mimosa tenuiflora ( DMT ) :
drugged,¹ lead us seek, lote us see, light us find,
let us missnot Maidadate, Mimosa Multimim-
etica, the maymeaminning of maimoomeining!

¹ For Rose Point see Inishmacsaint.
John Lennon prophecies

That's why we shouldn't be surprised when Joyce appears to write about John Lennon in the very same bit I've quoted from:why, with his see me see and his my see a corves and his frokerfoskerfuskar layen loves in meeingseeing, he got the charm of his optical life when he found himself (hic sunt lennones!) at pointblank range blinking down the barrel of an irregular revolver ( of the bulldog ( with a purpose pattern, handled by an unknown quarreler who, supposedly, had been told off to shade and shoot shy Shem.If you don't think this describes Lennon's assassination, in spite of the cryptic allusions to his work and the open declaration "Here is Lennon!" then remember that the Eggman from Liverpool was killed a few feet away from his liveried chaffeur by someone named "Mark."Mutt.-- Louee, louee! How wooden I not know it, the intellible greytcloak of Cedric Silkyshag! Cead mealy faulty rices for one dabblin bar. Old grilsy growlsy! He was poached on in that eggtentical spot. Here where the liveries, Monomark. There where the missers moony, Minnikin passe.

Jute.-- Simply because as Taciturn pretells, our wrongstory shortener, he dumptied the wholeborrow of rubbages on to soil here.

Mutt.-- Just how a puddinstone inat the brookcells by a riverpool. It's obvious that Finnegans Wake is a long paen to drug intoxication, and predicts John Lennon's death. Goo Goo goosth. Either that or it's easy to project stuff on material that has an element of nonsense to it. I'm not entirely sure. :D
cinemen : clinamen

Had - a list of the 364 days of the Wake

Previous: The word had

Had - a list of the 364 days of the Wake.
The round brackets indicate the number of pages between each had.
The square brackets indicate the book, chapter, page, line.

Vertical bar chart
( 100% = 28 pages apart )

(03)[1:1 3.4] Sir Tristram, violer d'amores, fr'over the short sea, had
(00)[1:1 3.7] had topsawyer's rocks by the stream Oconee exaggerated themselse
(00)[1:1 3.10] tauftauf thuartpeatrick not yet, though venissoon after, had a
(00)[1:1 3.13] peck of pa's malt had Jhem or Shen brewed by arclight and rory
(01)[1:1 4.20] toofarback for messuages before joshuan judges had given us numbers
(00)[1:1 4.24] water was eviparated and all the guenneses had met their exodus so
(10)[1:1 14.1] hadde a wickered Kish for to hale dead tunes from the bog
(04)[1:1 18.19] We and Thou had it out already) its world? It is the same told
(03)[1:1 21.8] ribberrobber that ever had her ainway everybuddy to his
(00)[1:1 21.10] Jarl van Hoother had his burnt head high up in his lamphouse,
(00)[1:1 21.28] lovespots off the jiminy with soap sulliver suddles and she had her
(00)[1:1 21.35] Hoother had his baretholobruised heels drowned in his cellarmalt,
(01)[1:1 22.15] the nail of a top into the jiminy and she had her four larksical
(00)[1:1 22.22] And Jarl von Hoother had his hurricane hips up to his
(04)[1:1 26.5] had a gamier cock than Pete, Jake or Martin and your archgoose
(02)[1:1 28.18] a concertina and pairs passing when she's had her forty winks
(02)[1:2 30.9] vikings who had founded wapentake and seddled hem in Herrick
(00)[1:2 30.18] the highroad along which a leisureloving dogfox had cast
(01)[1:2 31.5] youth and had been meaning to inquire what, in effect, had caused
(00)[1:2 31.15] on the spindle side had inherited with the hereditary whitelock
(03)[1:2 34.9] chargehard, Roche Haddocks off Hawkins Street. Lowe, you blondy
(00)[1:2 34.16] or regarders, who did not dare deny, the shomers, that they had,
(00)[1:2 34.21] pleaded, dame nature in all innocency had spontaneously and about the
(01)[1:2 35.19] clock struck had he any idea by cock's luck as his watch was
(01)[1:2 36.4] whereas the hakusay accusation againstm had been made, what was
(01)[1:2 37.11] had one hart to for the monticules of scalp and dandruff
(00)[1:2 37.29] fashion, no thank yous! when he had his belcher spuckertuck in his
(01)[1:2 38.19] the director, whom she had been meaning in her mind primarily
(01)[1:2 39.28] This Treacle Tom to whom reference has been made had
(01)[1:2 40.11] fossilyears, he having beham with katya when lavinias had her mens
(00)[1:2 40.17] fixed abode (locally known as Mildew Lisa), who had passed
(00)[1:2 40.25] him with natigal's nano !) had been towhead tossing on his
(01)[1:2 41.4] O'Deavis and Roche Mongan (who had so much incommon,
(00)[1:2 41.10] tweenydawn-of-all-works (meed of anthems here we pant!) had not been
(01)[1:2 42.3] hadbeen variety who had just been touching the weekly insult,
(00)[1:2 42.4] phewit, and all figblabbers (who saith of noun?) had stimulants
(00)[1:2 42.16] attractionable avatar the world has ever had to explain for.
(00)[1:2 42.26] minority and such as had wayfared via Watling, Ernin, Icknild and
(01)[1:2 43.5] hammersmith who had some chisellers by the hand, a bout of
(02)[1:2 45.35] We had chaw chaw chops, chairs, chewing gum, the
(03)[1:3 48.8] as much no more as be they not yet now or had they then
(01)[1:3 49.1] whistled him before he had curtains up they are whistling him
(00)[1:3 49.31] solemnly said -- as had the brief thot but fell in till his head like
(01)[1:3 50.11] plain he had transmaried himself to, so entirely spoorlessly (the
(00)[1:3 50.17] had transtuled his funster's latitat to its finsterest interrimost. Bhi
(01)[1:3 51.30] accomplished, had made, pats' and pigs' older inselt, the
(01)[1:3 52.4] which had not very long before contained Reid's family (you ruad
(00)[1:3 52.29] solely evil had struck down the might he mighthavebeen
(05)[1:3 57.30] Yet certes one is. Eher the following winter had overed the
(00)[1:3 57.33] multvult, magnoperous, had bulked at the bar of a rota of tribunals in
(02)[1:3 59.10] worryld had been uncained. Then, while it is odrous
(02)[1:3 61.16] whom were Questa and Puella, piquante and quoite, (this had a
(00)[1:3 62.3] clues with a baggermalster, the hejirite had fled,
(00)[1:3 62.31] Menestrels by the old spot, Roy's Corner, had a barkiss revolver
(00)[1:3 62.33] unknowable assailant (masked) against whom he had been jealous
(01)[1:3 63.1] ing in a bytheway that he, the crawsopper, had, in edition to
(00)[1:3 63.6] with gaeilish gall wodkar blizzard's business Thornton had with
(00)[1:3 63.21] hearing the wretch's statement that, muttering Irish, he had had
(00)[1:3 63.22] had o'gloriously a'lot too much hanguest or hoshoe fine to
(02)[1:3 65.2] their heads as if auctumned round their waistbands. If you'd had
(01)[1:3 66.31] been invened) had been removed from the hardware premises of
(00)[1:3 66.36] hadn't the oscar!) because the flash brides or bride in their lily
(03)[1:3 69.16] another thing while the suroptimist had bought and enlarged
(02)[1:3 71.11] Wheatears, Goldy Geit, Bogside Beauty, Yass We've Had His
(00)[1:3 71.20] His Farther was a Mundzucker and She had him in a Growler,
(01)[1:3 72.29] not guilphy but, after he had so slaunga vollayed,
(00)[1:3 72.31] might have done had he really polished off his terrible intentions
(01)[1:3 73.2] by his selfdenying ordnance he had left Hyland on the dissenting
(00)[1:3 73.16] time has had to fall: they bit goodbyte to their thumb and, his
(02)[1:4 75.13] his deepseeing insight (had not wishing oftebeen but good time
(01)[1:4 76.24] in a fairly fishy kettlekerry, after the Fianna's foreman had taken
(02)[1:4 78.17] Breedabrooda had at length presuaded him to have himself to be
(00)[1:4 78.18] as septuply buried as the murdered Cian in Finntown), had not
(00)[1:4 78.28] With the Pope or On the Pope, had, moors or letts, grant ideas,
(01)[1:4 79.4] bully on the hill for there had circulated freely fairly among his
(00)[1:4 79.6] previous to that demidetached life, had been known of
(00)[1:4 79.33] smithereen panes--Widow Strong, then, as her weaker had
(02)[1:4 81.20] Adversary who had more in his eye than was less to his leg but whom for
(00)[1:4 81.27] contritely as smart as the b--r had his b--y nightprayers
(00)[1:4 81.31] him, catching holst of an oblong bar he had and with which he
(01)[1:4 82.5] who had opened his bully bowl to beg, said to the miner who
(00)[1:4 82.30] who had mummed and mauled up to that (for he was hesitency
(02)[1:4 84.23] while some of his hitter's hairs had been pulled off his knut's
(01)[1:4 85.35] corkscrew trowswers, all out of the true (as he had purposely torn
(01)[1:4 86.3] of copperas had fallen off him quatz unaccountably like the
(01)[1:4 87.1] being grilled, smiled (he had had a onebumper at parting from
(01)[1:4 88.29] oxmen's thingabossers, hvad? And had he been refresqued by the
(00)[1:4 88.35] Blackpool. But, of course, he could call himself Tem, too, if he had
(01)[1:4 89.17] as a vomit to a shorn man. If he had rognarised dtheir gcourts
(00)[1:4 89.18] marsheyls? Dthat nday in ndays he had. Lindendelly, coke or
(00)[1:4 89.22] tell the worshipfuls but his mother-in-waders had the recipis for
(01)[1:4 90.1] whence this second tone, son-yet-sun? He had the cowtaw in his
(01)[1:4 91.2] stucckomuck had been removed at the request of a few live jurors,
(00)[1:4 91.15] party and come on to Porterfeud this the sockdologer had the
(00)[1:4 91.20] gentlemen in Jury's and the four of Masterers who had been all
(00)[1:4 91.36] Godhelic faix, (Xaroshie, zdrst!--in his excitement the laddo had
(01)[1:4 92.34] had just caused that the effect of that which it had caused to
(03)[1:4 95.21] girl, firstnighting down Sycomore Lane. Fine feelplay we had
(02)[1:4 97.6] beaters had first misbadgered for a bruin of some swart, led
(00)[1:4 97.31] Delivver him, orelode! He had laid violent hands on himself, it was
(00)[1:4 97.34] his goatservant had paraded hiz willingsons in the Forum while
(01)[1:4 98.3] put it under ether. The noase or the loal had dreven him blem,
(00)[1:4 98.4] blem, stun blem. Sparks flew. He had fled again (open
(00)[1:4 98.11] the theater (first house all flatty: the king, eleven sharps) he had
(00)[1:4 98.15] astonishment assisted by regrettitude had put a term till his
(00)[1:4 98.18] crossed. An infamous private ailment (vulgovarioveneral) had
(00)[1:4 98.20] He had walked towards the middle of an ornamental lilypond
(00)[1:4 98.23] rodmen's firstaiding hands had rescued un from very possibly several
(01)[1:4 99.15] fourpenny friars, had devoured him. C. W. cast wide. Hvidfinns lyk,
(00)[1:4 99.17] boys had it, at Whitweekend had been nailed an inkedup name
(00)[1:4 99.27] Tullymongan, there had been real murder, of the rayheallach royghal
(00)[1:4 99.28] raxacraxian variety, the MacMahon chaps, it was, that had done
(00)[1:4 99.29] him in. On the fidd of Verdor the rampart combatants had left
(02)[1:4 101.4] ussies and whether he had his wimdop like themses shut? Notes
(00)[1:4 101.26] loungelizards of the pumproom had their nine days' ~er, and
(00)[1:4 101.33] murrmurr of all the mackavicks, she who had given his eye for
(01)[1:4 102.26] Giallia, Chlora, Marinka, Anileen, Parme. And ilk a those dames had
(01)[1:4 103.3] The Fin had a flux and his Ebba a ride.
(03)[1:5 106.20] Pickedmeup Peters, Lumptytumtumpty had a Big Fall, Pimpimp
(01)[1:5 107.27] enough before any suitable occasion for it or them had so far
(01)[1:5 108.11] folk who may not have had many momentums to master Kung's
(02)[1:5 110.14] me ken Zot is the Quiztune havvermashed had his twoe nails
(01)[1:5 111.34] in the heart of the orangeflavoured mudmound had partly
(02)[1:5 113.12] Kapak kapuk. No minzies matter. He had to see life foully the
(02)[1:5 115.24] what oracular comepression we have had apply to them! could
(08)[1:5 123.26] Round By the Tides of Jason's Cruise, had been cleverly capsized
(01)[1:5 124.32] fainfully. For postscrapt see spoils. Though not yet had the sailor
(01)[1:5 125.14] with an upandown ladder? Not Hans the Curier though had he
(00)[1:5 125.15] had have only had some little laughings and some less of cheeks
(01)[1:6 126.19] had sevenal successivecoloured serebanmaids on the same big
(02)[1:6 128.15] rides to Titius, Caius and Sempronius; made the man who had
(00)[1:6 128.24] fillth had plenished, dearth devoured; hock is leading, cocoa comes
(02)[1:6 130.16] wherein he had gauged the use of raisin; ads aliments, das doles,
(01)[1:6 131.1] life; Mount of Mish, Mell of Moy; had two cardinal ventures and
(00)[1:6 131.24] Lora had a hill of a high time looking down on his confusion till
(06)[1:6 137.31] and his stacks a'rye; prospector, he had a rooksacht, retrospector,
(03)[1:6 139.11] mourning night; and an he had the best bunbaked bricks in bould
(04)[1:6 143.12] persistence the course of his tory will had been having recourses, the
(03)[1:6 146.2] hairmejig if you had one. If I am laughing with you? No,
(03)[1:6 149.13] heard I had a wag on my ears? And I suppose they told you too
(00)[1:6 149.23] goodmother Miss Fortune (who the lost time we had the pleasure
(00)[1:6 149.24] we have had our little recherch‚ brush with, what, Schott?) and
(03)[1:6 152.27] and had borgeously letout gardens strown with cascadas,
(00)[1:6 152.35] He had not walked over a pentiadpair of parsecs from his
(01)[1:6 153.12] for why had he not been having the juice of his times?
(00)[1:6 153.13] His pips had been neatly all drowned on him; his polps were
(00)[1:6 153.18] Optimus Maximus, the Mookse had never seen his Dubville
(03)[1:6 156.10] and sadcontras this raskolly Gripos he had allbust seceded in
(00)[1:6 156.11] monophysicking his illsobordunates. But asawfulas he had
(01)[1:6 157.31] tried all the winsome wonsome ways her four winds had taught
(01)[1:6 158.12] unnumerose. The Mookse had a sound eyes right but he could not
(00)[1:6 158.13] all hear. The Gripes had light ears left yet he could but ill see.
(00)[1:6 158.17] Gri feeled of the scripes he would escipe if by grice he had luck
(00)[1:6 158.31] had reason as I knew and you knew and he knew all along. And
(01)[1:6 159.10] She was gone. And into the river that had been a stream (for a
(00)[1:6 159.11] thousand of tears had gone eon her and come on her and she was
(01)[1:6 160.14] hickoryhockery and I wish we had some more glasses of arbor vitae.
(02)[1:6 162.18] had some wash. Mordvealive! Oh me none onsens! Why the
(00)[1:6 162.27] poohoo. And each night sim misses mand he winks he had the
(06)[1:6 168.9] had we tapped from the same master and robbed the same till,
(03)[1:6 171.9] hiccupping, apparently impromptued by the hibat he had with his
(00)[1:6 171.19] when he had gulfed down mmmmuch too mmmmany gourds of
(00)[1:6 171.21] notwithstanding when they had had enough and were rightly
(01)[1:6 172.25] spluched, do something, Fireless. And had answer: Inconvenient,
(01)[1:6 173.13] decent son of an Albiogenselman who had bin to an university
(01)[1:6 174.2] the simple worf and plague and poison they had cornered him
(00)[1:6 174.29] who finally, as rahilly they had been deteened out rawther
(00)[1:6 174.30] laetich, thought, busnis hits busnis, they had better be streaking for
(00)[1:6 174.34] cullions about all the truffles they had brought on him) to a
(02)[1:6 176.33] after he had boxed around with his fortepiano till he was whole
(02)[1:6 178.13] had the common baalamb's pluck to stir out and about the
(01)[1:6 179.5] quarreler who, supposedly, had been told off to shade and
(01)[1:6 179.20] he had flickered up and flinnered down into a drug and drunkery
(01)[1:6 180.2] noblewomen flinging every coronetcrimsoned stitch they had off at
(01)[1:6 181.3] Culossal, Loose Wallor! Spache!) how he had been toed out of
(00)[1:6 181.6] Danubierhome and Barbaropolis, who had settled and stratified
(02)[1:6 183.16] fallen lucifers, vestas which had served, showered ornaments,
(00)[1:6 183.35] waistcoats, fresh horrors from Hades, globules of mercury,
(01)[1:6 184.33] closet (Ah ho! If only he had listened better to the four masters
(02)[1:6 186.7] squidself which he had squirtscreened from the crystalline world
(00)[1:6 186.21] dugger the begadag degabug, who had been detailed from pollute
(01)[1:6 187.6] afternoon whats the souch of a surch hads of hits of hims, urged and
(06)[1:6 193.17] a stigmy till I! It's secret! Iggri, I say, the booseleers! I had it
(00)[1:6 193.18] from Lamppost Shawe. And he had it from the Mullah. And Mull
(01)[1:6 194.24] world, sonnies had a scrap, woewoewoe! bab's baby walks at
(03)[1:7 197.23] mythed with the gleam of her shadda, (if a flic had been there to
(02)[1:7 199.10] adranse in durance vaal. He had been belching for severn years.
(02)[1:7 201.27] there with the freshet. How many aleveens had she in tool? I can't
(00)[1:7 201.28] rightly rede you that. Close only knows. Some say she had three
(01)[1:7 202.5] must, more than most. Shoal she was, gidgad. She had a flewmen
(01)[1:7 203.33] himself, thurso that hot on him, he had to forget the monk in
(01)[1:7 204.8] had a hint of a hair at her fanny to hide or a bossom to tempt a
(01)[1:7 205.21] the snee that snowdon his hoaring hair had a skunner against
(02)[1:7 207.26] Duodecimoroon? Bon a ventura? Malagassy? What had she on, the liddel oud
(01)[1:7 208.22] weighed her safe from the blowaway windrush; she had a
(07)[1:7 215.15] and gaffer we're all their gangsters. Hadn't he seven dams to wive
(00)[1:7 215.16] him? And every dam had her seven crutches. And every crutch
(00)[1:7 215.17] had its seven hues. And each hue had a differing cry. Sudds for
(00)[1:7 215.27] oure eryan! Hircus Civis Eblanensis! He had buckgoat paps on
(09)[2:8 224.18] he could scares of all knotknow whither his morrder had bourst
(03)[2:8 227.33] MacIsaac, had a belting bout, chaste to chaste, with McAdoo
(02)[2:8 229.13] Ukalepe. Loathers' leave. Had Days. Nemo in Patria. The Luncher Out.
(00)[2:8 229.20] faction split his beard!), he too had a great big oh in the
(00)[2:8 229.22] gummer, that congealed sponsar, she had never cessed at waking
(00)[2:8 229.33] presidency of the suchess of sceaunonsceau, a hadtobe heldin,
(02)[2:8 231.15] dense floppens mugurdy) as thought it had been zawhen intwo.
(00)[2:8 231.23] But, by Jove Chronides, Seed of Summ, after at he had bate
(02)[2:8 233.1] and if he hadn't got it toothick he'd a telltale tall of his pitcher
(01)[2:8 234.1] was. Hovobovo hafogate hokidimatzi in kamicha! He had his
(00)[2:8 234.3] and debuzzled; he had his tristiest cabaleer on; and looked like
(04)[2:8 238.8] being elôewhere as tho' th' had paôs'd in our ôuôpens. Next
(02)[2:8 240.11] had mudded his dome, peccat and pent fore, pree. Hymserf,
(07)[2:8 247.26] chastenot in that where of his whence he had loseth his once for
(28)[2:9 275.61] (*F9*)behaving she would laugh that flat that after that she had sanked down
(13)[2:9 288.40] 7 Had our retrospectable fearfurther gatch mutchtatches?
(01)[2:9 289.38] 6 Do he not know that walleds had wars. Harring man, is neow king. This
(02)[2:9 291.39] 8 Charles de Simples had an infirmierity complexe before he died a natural
(02)[2:9 293.5] into, he or he had albut -- he was rickets as to
(00)[2:9 293.8] somnione sciupiones, soswhitchoverswetch had
(08)[2:9 301.39] (*F1*)1 And she had to seek a pond's apeace to salve her suiterkins.
(01)[2:9 302.17] underworp he had ever funnet without
(02)[2:9 304.24] she easily might be if she had for a sample
(02)[2:9 306.12] many manducabimus. 2 We've had our day at triv
(03)[2:10 309.11] Whyfor had they, it is Hiberio-Miletians and Argloe-Noremen,
(03)[2:10 312.24] (had he hows would he keep her as niece as a fiddle!) but in the
(01)[2:10 313.15] had the baar, Recknar Jarl, (they called him Roguenor, Irl call
(00)[2:10 313.20] the same to the good ind ast velut discharge after which he had
(02)[2:10 315.18] all appentices it had a mushroom on it. While he faced them
(01)[2:10 316.16] hiberniating after seven oak ages, fearsome where they were he had gone
(00)[2:10 316.21] Morya Mortimor! Allapalla overus! Howoft had the ballshee
(01)[2:10 317.13] carelessest man I ever see but he sure had the most sand. One
(02)[2:10 319.17] Ampsterdampster that had rheumaniscences in his netherlumbs.
(00)[2:10 319.33] lord he hadn't and the starer his story was talled to who felt that,
(01)[2:10 320.18] So for the second tryon all the meeting of the acarras had it.
(01)[2:10 321.1] had, like the pervious oelkenner done, liquorally no more powers
(01)[2:10 322.6] as he turned out, alas, hwen ching hwan chang, had been mocking
(00)[2:10 322.10] he had cuttered up and misfutthered in the most multiplest
(00)[2:10 322.18] kersey. And when Tersse had sazd this Kersse stood them the whole
(00)[2:10 322.28] admittance to that impedance, as three as they were there, they had
(06)[2:10 328.21] mallymedears' long roll and call of sweetheart emmas that every had a
(02)[2:10 330.1] the Goat, that gafr, ate the Suenders bible. Hadn't we heaven's
(00)[2:10 330.2] lamps to hide us? Yet every lane had its lively spark and every
(00)[2:10 330.3] spark had its several spurtles and each spitfire spurtle had some
(03)[2:10 333.20] bragged abouve that had her agony stays outsize her sari chemise,
(03)[2:10 336.13] (dapplehued), fhronehflord and feeofeeds, who had insue keen and able
(00)[2:10 336.35] was as much incensed by Saint Bruno as that what he had
(07)[2:10 343.4] strangbones tomb. You had just been cerberating a camp camp
(02)[2:10 345.18] ber getting umptyums gatherumed off the skattert,had been
(05)[2:10 350.22] aprican! With askormiles' eskermillas. I had my billyfell of
(01)[2:10 351.2] curry, and all the fun I had in that fanagan's week. A strange
(03)[2:10 354.12] had caused to revile, as, too foul for hell, under boiling Mauses'
(00)[2:10 354.24] and apter were samuraised twimbs. They had their mutthering
(02)[2:10 356.8] competitioning them, if they had steadied Jura or when they had
(02)[2:10 358.36] and frithstool: 1) he hade to die it, the beetle, 2) he didhithim self,
(03)[2:10 361.29] Yet had they laughtered, one on other, undo the end and enjoyed
(01)[2:10 362.6] as Sammon trowed to explain to summon, seeing that, as he had
(03)[2:10 365.29] der pool, which I had a reyal devouts for yet was it marly lowease
(02)[2:10 367.21] boat he had raised a slide and shipped his orders and seized his
(00)[2:10 367.24] he had behold the residuance of a delugion: the foggy doze still
(02)[2:10 369.16] They had heard or had heard said or had heard said written.
(02)[2:10 371.4] from tin of this clucken hadded runced slapottleslup. For him
(00)[2:10 371.5] had hord from fard a piping. As? Of?
(00)[2:10 371.12] chaffs, chuckinpucks and chayney chimebells That he had
(01)[2:10 372.1] rindwards, had hircomed to the belles bows and been
(01)[2:10 373.27] youngthings into skintighs. That was when he had dizzy spells.
(06)[2:10 379.17] that he sthings like a rheinbok. One bed night he had the
(01)[2:10 380.1] eers, at the end of this age that had it from Variants' Katey
(00)[2:10 380.2] Sherratt that had it from Variants' Katey Sherratt's man for the
(00)[2:10 380.36] all of them had all gone off with themselves to their castles of
(06)[2:11 386.16] bespectable and after that they had their fathomglasses to find
(04)[2:11 390.8] full of lightweight beltts and all the bald drakes or ever he had up
(02)[2:11 392.19] hadn't the heart in her to pull them up--poor Matt, the old
(01)[2:11 393.10] met thee oldpoetryck flied from may and the Finnan haddies and
(01)[2:11 394.13] they had their night tentacles and there they used to be, flapping
(02)[2:11 396.32] chapellledeosy, after where he had gone and polped the questioned.
(03)[2:11 399.26] Grand goosegreasing we had entirely with an allnight eiderdown bed
(06)[3:12 405.4] Had I the concordant wiseheads of Messrs Gregory and Lyons
(00)[3:12 405.29] lovely eyes while his knives of hearts made havoc he had
(08)[3:12 413.12] was well under ninety, poor late Mrs, and had tastes of the poetics,
(00)[3:12 413.20] to had upon their polite sophykussens in the real presence of
(00)[3:12 413.33] blank! (he had intentended and was peering now rather close to
(01)[3:12 414.22] of his joyicity, (he had a partner pair of findlestilts to supplant
(01)[3:12 415.33] Nefersenless, when he had safely looked up his ovipository, he
(01)[3:12 416.8] wisechairmanlooking. Now whim the sillybilly of a Gracehoper had jingled
(00)[3:12 416.21] He had eaten all the whilepaper, swallowed the lustres,
(00)[3:12 416.30] he had the Tossmania. Had he twicycled the sees of the deed
(10)[3:12 426.6] from which grief had usupped every smile, big hottempered
(00)[3:12 426.27] erewhile had he craved of thus, the dreamskhwindel necklassoed him,
(03)[3:13 429.16] he thought, by the holy januarious, he had a bullock's hoof in his
(00)[3:13 429.22] Osbornes, kozydozy, had tumbled slumbersomely on sleep at
(01)[3:13 430.17] Jaun (after he had in the first place doffed a hat with a
(01)[3:13 431.4] frickyfrockies, asking coy one after sloy one had she read Irish legginds
(01)[3:13 432.11] had been confarreating teat-a-teat with two viragos intactas about
(01)[3:13 444.33] chapel, were you? and had dates with slickers in particular
(00)[3:13 444.34] hotels, had we? Lonely went to play your mother, isod? You was
(03)[3:13 447.11] I only had here of my jolly young watermen. Bear in mind, by
(10)[3:13 457.31] like them like us, me and you, had thoud he n'er it would haltin so
(04)[3:13 461.8] Corner, as the bee loves her skyhighdeed, for I always had a
(04)[3:13 465.19] talked or listened. Always raving how we had the wrinkles of
(00)[3:13 465.22] To be had for the asking. Have a hug! Take her out of poor
(03)[3:13 468.10] flappent, had serious. Miss Smith onamatterpoetic.
(04)[3:13 472.11] natural by design, had you but been spared to us, Hauneen lad,
(00)[3:13 472.25] our pattern sent! For you had -- may I, in our, your and their
(02)[3:14 474.5] of cause, but his drama parapolylogic had yet to be, affact. Most
(01)[3:14 475.26] (something in his blisters was telling him all along how he had
(01)[3:14 476.25] faith and doctrine, for old Matt Gregory, 'tis he had the
(15)[3:14 491.19] And he had ta barraw tha watarcrass shartclaths aff the
(00)[3:14 491.31] has just hadded twinned little curls! He was resting between
(04)[3:14 495.8] they had their sive n good reasons. Here's to the leglift of my
(04)[3:14 499.16] -- God serf yous kingly, adipose rex ! I had four in the
(07)[3:14 506.1] animals for he had put his own nickelname on every toad, duck
(01)[3:14 517.16] -- No, he had his teeth in the hack of his head.
(05)[3:14 522.15] choice, if you had your way? Playing bull before shebears or the
(02)[3:14 524.16] categoric how Mr Cockshott, as he had his assignation with,
(04)[3:14 528.30] you've had the lion's shire since 1542 but there's all the difference
(01)[3:14 529.9] Committalman Number Underfifteen to know had the peeress of generals,
(00)[3:14 529.12] and Merry, the two dreeper's assistents, had they their service
(04)[3:14 533.11] by imposition of fufuf fingers, olso haddock's fumb, in that
(03)[3:14 536.7] He has had some indiejestings, poor thing, for quite a little while,
(02)[3:14 538.25] youngsteys in my ways from Haddem or any suistersees or
(01)[3:14 539.8] come. Like as my palmer's past policy I have had my best
(02)[3:14 541.19] Lusqu'au bout! If they had ire back of eyeball they got danage
(03)[3:14 544.18] table, man has not had boots off for twelve months, infant being
(02)[3:14 546.30] maymay mean to say. Annoyin part of it was, had faithful Fulvia,
(00)[3:14 546.35] had Fluvia, amber whitch she was, left her chivily crookcrook
(01)[3:14 547.25] stamoror!) and I abridged with domfine norsemanship till I had
(01)[3:14 548.14] my sumbad, if I farseeker itch my list: had I not workit in my
(00)[3:14 548.15] cattagut with dogshunds' crotts to clene and had I not gifted
(01)[3:14 549.6] for days there was no night for nights were days and our folk had
(01)[3:14 550.28] had our lewd mayers and our lairdie meiresses kiotowing and
(00)[3:14 550.34] overseer, Amos five six: she had dabblingtime for exhibiting her
(01)[3:14 551.30] all?: was I not rosetted on two stellas of little egypt? had not I
(01)[3:14 552.17] trailed to maze her and ever a wynd had saving closes and all these
(01)[3:14 553.7] never a blid had bledded or bludded since long agore when the
(05)[3:14 558.22] gardens nine with twenty Leixlip yearlings, darters all, had such a
(03)[3:14 561.25] virginelles and, so, to breath, so, therebetween, behold, she had
(13)[3:14 574.11] spoke volumes. The defence alleged that payment had been made
(00)[3:14 574.17] only by whom the lodgment of the species had been effected but
(00)[3:14 574.27] and face, had been circulating in the country for over thirtynine
(00)[3:14 574.29] one demonetised farthing had ever spun or fluctuated across the
(00)[3:14 574.36] locate the depleted whilom Breyfawkes as he had entered into an
(01)[3:14 575.10] doylish, that she had often, in supply to brusk demands rising almost
(00)[3:14 575.14] she had been made at sight for services rendered the
(00)[3:14 575.22] which she had accompanied herself with for the occasion and
(00)[3:14 575.30] Breakfast and Sparrem, as, when all his cognisances had been estreated,
(07)[3:14 582.13] We have to had them whether we'll like it or not. They'll have
(01)[3:14 583.26] Kickakick. She had to kick a laugh. At her old
(00)[3:14 583.32] She had to spofforth, she had to kicker, too thick of the wick
(01)[3:14 584.1] stoddard and trutted and trumpered, to see had lordherry's
(03)[3:14 587.3] Hiss! Which we had only our hazelight-to see with, cert, in
(00)[3:14 587.4] our point of view, me and my auxy, Jimmy d'Arcy, hadn't we,
(01)[3:14 588.12] of joy with a shandy had by Fred and a fino oloroso which he
(09)[4:15 597.2] to see we have been hadding a sound night's sleep? You may so.
(01)[4:15 598.30] he shall have had. Hear! Upon the thuds trokes truck, chim,
(02)[4:15 600.19] the blunterbusted pikehead which his had hewn in
(03)[4:15 603.23] he changed his backbone at a citting. He had not the
(08)[4:15 611.18] of it (furnit of heupanepi world) had shown itself (part of fur of
(04)[4:15 615.24] airth, but he daydreamsed we had a lovelyt face for a pulltomine.
(00)[4:15 615.35] lies is coming out on them frecklefully) had the shames to suggest
(03)[4:15 618.9] brigade. And she had a certain medicine brought her in a
(02)[4:15 620.20] Doddpebble. And when them two has had a good few there isn't much
(02)[4:15 622.14] so long since, ages since. As if you had been long far away.
(01)[4:15 623.27] Evora told me I had best. If I ever. When the moon of mourning
(03)[4:15 626.34] Illas! I wisht I had better glances to peer to you through this

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

11:23 & 1132

The word 'had'

had happens four times in the first page and in 364 lines in the entire book. Crowley says "Had! The manifestation of Nuit." in the first line of his Liber AL vel Legis. Had is Hadit and Horus in "James Joyce's Book of the Dead", as Joyce himself called FW: Horus is the sky god that announces a new day through his name, "had". The Wake abounds in references to Crowley, probably because Crowley wrote a very positive review of Ulysses called "The Genius of Mr. James Joyce". Crowley constantly referred to Enochian magic, and in the Book of Enoch we read:

"12. And the sun and the stars bring in all the years exactly, so that they do not advance or delay their position by a single day unto eternity; but complete the years with perfect justice in 364 days."
 The word 'had' happens for the first time as "had passencore arrived". Notice that the syllable "pa" didn't appear on the first draft version ( "Had not encore arrived" ). Vico says : ""It seems likely that, when the first lightning bolts had awakened the wonder of humankind, Jupiter's exclamations called forth the first human exclamation, the syllable pa.". And, of course, both Jupiter and Hadit and Horus rule over the sky.

Next: Had: a list of the 364 days of the Wake

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Old Hods Can Raise New Tricks

I've always felt FW translations tried to tame the book somehow. After succeeding at punning with two or three possible meanings for a word, the translator usually leaves the others outside his work even if he knows they were there in the original.

So I've conceived of the following trick to translate the Wake: whenever I cannot put any more meaning into the words, I draw them. Above you read the book's most famous words, "riverrun, past Eve and Adam's" written in Elian script. I translated them into Portuguese as "reverrio, passadelos eva e o ádamas". Reverrio does quite well for the German Erinnerung ( rever means "to see again" ), but it does not convey that riverrun sounds kinda like river-Ann and reminds us of ( well, at least insomniac FW scholars do ) a well-known passage in Kubla Khan: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/ A stately pleasure-dome decree:/ Where Alph, the sacred river, ran". Well, besides of the fact that my reverrio looks slightly like a woman, if you tilt your head you'll notice I drew something between a baseline Helvetica A and an eerie Borgesian Alef.
A way a lone a last a loved a long the
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm

edit ( october 2013 ): AL is the key to Liber AL vel legis ( "The keys to. Given!" )

Friday, June 17, 2011

Isaias dixit: laetabitur deserta et invia et exultabit solitudo et jforebit quasi lilium. germinans germinabit et exultabit laetabunda et laudans. tunc aperientur oculi cae corum et aures sordorum patebunt. tunc saliet sicut cervus claudus aperta erit lingua mutorum: quia scissae sunt in deserto aquae et torrentes in solitudine et quae erat arida in stagnum et sitiens in fontes aquarum. in cubilibus in quibus prius dracones habitabant orietur viror calami et iunci. et erit ibi semita et via sancta vocabitur. non transibit per eam pollutus et haec erit vobis directa via ita ut stulti non errent per eam. Cap. xxxv.
manu propria scriptum a C. G. lung anno Domini mcmxv in domu sua Kusnach Turicense

Isaiah said: The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom 'abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing . . . Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. (Isaiah 35:1-8).
Written by C. G. Jung with his own hand in his house in Kiisnacht/Ziirich in the year 1915.

(Liber Novus)
The oaks of ald now they lie in peat yet elms leap where askes lay. Phall if you but will, rise you must: and none so soon either shall thepharce for the nunce come to a setdown secular phoenish.
Rot a peck of pa's malt had Jhem or Shen brewed by arclight and rory end to the regginbrow was to be seen ringsome on the aquaface.
In 1915, after most of his students were conscripted in Trieste for World War I, he moved to Zurich. While in Zurich he wrote Exiles, published A Portrait..., and began serious work on Ulysses.

So alike, and so different from the rest of Western literature, are the Marriage and the Plaint and the Wake, it is as if there have been three Wakes -- the first two in Latin.
A mysterious cyclic coincidence emerges once the basic similarities of the three works strike the attention, one that might have delighted Joyce, though I have not yet found a direct reference to it in Finnegans Wake. Martianus wrote De nuptiis in the fourth century; Alan, De planctu in the twelfth; Joyce, the Wake in the twentieth. Evidently, Dame Literature serves us a 'book like this' every eight centuries. What to make of that? I don't know, beyond reassuring Mr. Eliot that the next one will be some time coming. - Eric McLuhan
Fourth century, fall of the pagan mind. Rise of the monastic mind. ( See Gibbon ).
Twelfth century, fall of the monastic mind. Rise of the literate mind. ( See Paul Saenger ).
Twentieth century, fall of the literate mind. Rise of the electric mind. ( See your dad ) .


4th century, Bond event 1.
12th century, Medieval Warm Period.
20th century, WW1.
 " المص 'Alif-Lām-Mīm-Şād . [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ān and none but Allāh (Alone) knows their meanings]. (Al-A'raf 7:1)" ( AL again )
Eve and Adams 
Francis of Assisi had an epiphany

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"It seems likely that, when the first lightning bolts had awakened the wonder of humankind, Jupiter's exclamations called forth the first human exclamation, the syllable pa." Giambattista Vico, The New Science.
 “riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend” “Sir Tristram, violer d'amores, fr'over the short sea, had passen-” “peck of pa's malt had Jhem or Shen brewed by arclight and rory” Notice the last two pa’s do not happen on the first draft version.
The keys to. Given! A way a lone a last a loved along the
AL repeated four times. following page: had repeated four times. Crowley's Liber AL vel Legis, first line: 1. Had! The manifestation of Nuit.
reverend : Rev. Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels, also a Menippean satire