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A riddle about a man sitting on the roof of a house

 

The farmer sits on the top of a high heap:

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Bỏņa sitə po tap(a) tirl (tirəl)
käļina (käili in a) bam˙birl˙ (-birəl)
luta koşa hε'ltər sķε'ltər
ondər a kåŋ˙gəlū.
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
From "The Home of a Naturalist":
Bunye sits uppo tappa tirl
calye inta bamba birl
Ba hilkie toonie;
Ladyco hilka tilta,
Roonin oondie conggaloo.
Ba hilkie toonie.
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Bonna sat paa tap də tərl
kallin aa bam bərəl
luta kuşşa hə'ltər skriə'ltər
ondər a kåŋgalū.
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Bỏņņa sit upo tap tirrəl
kaili in a bambirrəl
hei'ltər tei'ltər lēdi kỏşşən
ondər kåŋgalū.
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Bỏņņa sat upo happəna tərl
cryin' oot for båmba bərl
kom and see häi'lki
rinnin æftər skäi'lki
raamētəna skūi.
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Bỏņņi sits ypo tappa tirl
kalla inn a bamba birl
baa hi'lka tūni
lēdi ko hi'lka ti'lka
runnin undi kåŋgalū.
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Bonna (bonja) site po tappatirl    

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