Synonyms for tethera or Related words with tethera
Examples of "tethera"
In "The Mating of Lydia", by Mrs Humphrey Ward, the following counting rhyme is quoted as being from the northern dales: "Yan—tyan—
In "Finnegans Wake", James Joyce quotes the counting rhyme "onus, yan, tyan,
, methera, pimp".
" is the name of a book by David Herter related to his first novel, "Ceres Storm".
The English composer Harrison Birtwistle (born 1934) composed a chamber opera entitled "Yan Tan
" (subtitled "a mechanical pastoral") in 1984 with a libretto by the poet Tony Harrison. It is based on a folk tale about two shepherds, and includes sheep being counted using 'Yan Tan
' and the rival 'One Two Three' system.
The children's album "Fiddle Up a Tune" by Eric Nagler features a song "Yan Tan
," whose eponymous phrase begins an incantation used to calm leprechauns: "Yan tan
, one two three: All you little ones, let us be. Hevapin sethera, four five six: Lay down your magic fiddlesticks."
In "Postcards", a 1992 novel by Annie Proulx, a character recalls the way her grandfather counted sheep as "Yan. Tyan.
In Garth Nix's novel "Grim Tuesday", Grim Tuesday splits his Dawn, Noon, and Dusk servants into seven parts named Yan, Tan,
, Methera, Pits, Sethera and Azer.
Joan Aiken's children's book "The Cuckoo Tree" features ten "Gentlemen" named Yan, Tan,
, Methera, Pip, Sethera, Wineberry, Wagtail, Tarrydiddle and Den.
is a sheep-counting rhyme/system traditionally used by shepherds in Northern England and earlier in some other parts of England and the British Isles. Until the Industrial Revolution, the use of traditional number systems was common among shepherds, especially in the dales of the Lake District. The "Yan Tan
" system was also used for counting stitches in knitting. The words derive from a Brythonic Celtic language.
One theory about the origins of the rhyme is that it is descended from Old English or Welsh counting, similar to the old Shepherd's count "Yan Tan
" or the Cornish "Eena, mea, mona, mite".
In the Broadway musical "The Music Man", Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, the mayor's wife, uses a different version of the Yan Tan
("Een Teen Tuther Feather Pip!") in the "Indian Tongue" of her "spectacle" with the schoolchildren.
The Bad Shepherds, a band featuring TV comedian Adrian Edmondson, released an album entitled "Yan, Tyan,
, Methera" in April 2009. It consists mostly of punk songs performed in the folk style.
There are no recognised minority languages in Northern England, although the Northumbrian Language Society campaigns to have the Northumbrian dialect recognised as a separate language. Traces of now-extinct Brythonic Celtic languages from the region survive in some rural areas in the Yan Tan
counting systems traditionally used by shepherds.
is a chamber opera (subtitled "A Mechanical Pastoral") by the English composer Harrison Birtwistle with a libretto by the poet Tony Harrison, based on a supernatural folk tale about two shepherds, their sheep, and the Devil. It was first performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on 7 August 1986. The title comes from a traditional way of counting sheep.
After touring the United Kingdom during 2008, the Bad Shepherds released their debut album, "Yan, Tyan,
, Methera!" (which translates from an ancient Cumbrian dialect as "One, Two, Three, Four!") in May 2009. The band released their second album, "By Hook or By Crook", with former Steeleye Span member Tim Harries playing double bass, in 2010. The Bad Shepherds also headlined the first Looe Music Festival in 2011.
The song was covered by Australian Industrial Metal band Jerk on their debut album "When Pure Is Defiled". It was also covered by Tripping Daisy on the EP "Time Capsule" (1997). It has also been covered on Adrian Edmondson's folk band the Bad Shepherds' debut album, "Yan, Tyan,
, Methera!" (2009). Brazilian rock band Legião Urbana covered it on their MTV Acústico album and DVD. British band Love Amongst Ruin released a cover of the song as a free download in July 2012.
He has conducted many operas, and premiered György Ligeti's "Le Grand Macabre" at the Grand Opera Stockholm in 1978, and four operas by Harrison Birtwistle: "The Mask of Orpheus" at English National Opera (1986), "Yan Tan
" for Opera Factory (1986), "Gawain" at the Royal Opera House in London (1991) and "The Second Mrs Kong" at Glyndebourne (1994). He was Principal Guest Conductor of Opera North from 1985 to 1988, and Music Advisor to the company from 2002 to 2004.
For centuries, the husbandry of Herdwick sheep has been a large factor in shaping the culture and terrain of the Lake District. Topographically, grazing by sheep continues to keep the hillsides of fells largely treeless, and the ubiquitous dry stone walls of the valleys were built to protect grazing land and to confine livestock. Linguistically, many words of Lakeland speech relate to sheep husbandry. The ancient "Yan Tan
" counting system for sheep is a survival of Brittonic counting systems.
The Nac Mac Feegle language is a mix of Morporkian (English), the Glaswegian dialect ("Crivens! Whut aboot us, ye daftie") and elements of Irish and Scottish Gaelic, for example "Tir-far-thóinn" and "geas". The kelda in "Wee Free Men" states that "in our tongue you'd be Tir-far-thóinn" (an alternative name for Tír na nÓg), suggesting that in private their speech may be closer to Irish or Scottish Gaelic. This is also hinted at in Wintersmith, where "Nanny Ogg's Place" is given as "Tir Nani Ogg", exhibiting Goidelic-type head-initial compounding. They also use the Yan Tan
in counting occasionally.
In 1999, Suart made his Salzburg Festival debut in Ligeti's "Le Grand Macabre". Other modern works in which Suart has appeared include Tippett's "King Priam," Betty Roe's "Gaslight", Harrison Birtwistle's "Yan Tan
" and "The Mask of Orpheus" and Aribert Reimann's "The Ghost Sonata", in which, "The Musical Times" wrote, "Richard Suart's Hummel was a remarkable tour de force", Alun Hoddinott's "What the Old Man Does is Always Right" and Philip Glass's "Fall of the House of Usher", in which Suart was praised for his "fine central performance". In 2006, Suart created the role of Mr Walter in Michel van der Aa's "After Life" at the Holland Festival, and in 2009–2010, he sang the role in Europe and at the UK premiere at Barbican Hall.
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