Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Les ditons dans La Banque - Conway Street proverbs


La leune lévante, la mé bat la banque
Rising moon, the sea beats the (sand)bank / new moon, spring tide



J'îthons dans tchique mathée
we'll go on some tide or other / we'll go one of these fine days





J'éthons vent et mathée
we'll have wind and tide / our luck will be in



Chein tchi veint d'fliot s'en r'va d'mathée
what comes on the ebb goes out again with the tide / easy come. easy go



I' n'est pon tréjous mathée quand l'baté fliotte
it's not always a tide when the boat floats / you can't always tell by appearances



Tandi qu'mathinnièrs baivent, la mathée s'amende
while sailors drink, the tide improves / time & tide wait for no man

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