[DWJ] cwidders

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Mon Jun 25 21:08:37 EDT 2007


On Jun 25, 2007, at 2:34 PM, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise wrote:

>>> cwidder is like a harp?
>>
>> Textual evidence within the first chapter suggests that it has 
>> strings and
>> an 'arm' up and down which one slides the fingers of one's left hand 
>> whilst
>> strumming on the strings with one's right hand, and in the second 
>> chapter
>> that it has a round belly and a flat front, so I think a lute is as 
>> near as
>> need be.
>
> Could it be something like an oud?

Well, I couldn't remember what an 'oud' was, so I googled it.  Wikipedia
informs me that 'oud' and 'lute' are both derived from the same word.
Interesting, eh?

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