Friday, November 12, 2010

A Different Sort of Question Mark.

Q: Who wrote a famous text about the etymology of names in Vergil, and how is that text related to intertextuality?

A: J. J. O'Hara: True Names: Vergil and the Alexandrian Tradition of Etymological Wordplay.

Q: What is the etymology of the name O'Hara?

A: O'Hara is an Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó hEaghra. The death of the eponyum is mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters - 926. Eaghra mac Poprigh, lord of Luighne, in Connaught ... died. or

O'Hara is a phonetic anglicisation of O hEaghra. The family clan descent from Eoghra, lord of Luighne (the modern Leyney) in Co Sligo, who died in 976 and who was himself, in the traditional genealogies, of the family of Oiloll Ollum, king of Munster. The O'Haras remain strongly associated with Co Sligo, where they were chiefs in two areas, O hEaghra Buidhe ('fair') around Collooney, and O hEaghra Riabhach ('grey') at Ballyharry, more properly 'Ballyhara'. In the fourteenth century a branch of the family migrated north to the Glens of Antrim and established themselves in the area around the modern town of Ballymena. There they intermarried with powerful local families and acquired great prominence themselves. Apart from Dublin, Sligo and Antrim are still the two regions where the surname is most concentrated."

or there is this:

Q: What is the etymology of the name Koch?

A: Koch (pronounced [ˈkɔx] in German, although it is often pronounced differently in other countries) is a German surname meaning cook .

Q: What is the symbolic relationality of the two constructs of these family names?

A: One seems like a straight line to the Etym: Koch to Cook, The other, is a rather circuitous affair
involving dark and ancient Royalties, and more importantly phonetic transliterations.

Now, look at what is happening with this Phenomenon surrounding the Kent Johnson / Frank O'Hara / Kenneth Koch controversy. If you don't know what that is, just google around and you will hit on it.

Let's look at the root sound for O'Hara, let's cook it down.

Eaghra sounds like eager, and ogre, and hijra, and Irra, as in Era, or Aura
like "Oh, Aura.." an almost O'Hara-like line perhaps.

Why did Kent Johnson pick this subject anyway? Are any of the parties involved actually AS involved
as the reports suggest, or is this a clever poetic ruse based on ancient poetic principles of intertextuality and names as in J.J. O'Hara's famous book.

Now look at this text:

Most hereditary surnames in Ireland only came into use in the tenth century by command of the illustrious King Brian Boru. Historians believe Irish pedigrees are fairly accurate back to the 6th and possibly to the 5th century. Most Irish are descended from one of the three sons of Milesius who had issue, named Ir, Heremon, and Heber. Their father Milesius of Spain (Gaul) was a valiant warrior and contemporary with Solomon. He planned to invade Ireland to avenge the death of his brother Ithe and also to fulfill a prophesy. After his death his eight sons took on the charge and five of the eight were killed in the landing upon the treacherous coast of Ireland including the son named Ir.       Heber and his younger brother Heremon were jointly the first Milesian monarchs of Ireland. They began to reign over 3700 years ago in 1699 B.C., the first of one hundred eighty three Kings or sole Monarchs of the Gaelic,  Milesian, or Scottish race who governed Ireland successively for two thousand eight hundred and eighty five years, from the first year of their reign to submission to the Crown of England - King Henry II. Heber was slain by Heremon in a quarrel. From the Heber came the afore mentioned King Brian Boru and from him also came the O’Haras'.       The O’Haras' were of the Clan Cian. Cian was a son of Heber line descendant Olioll Olum, the King of Muster in the 3rd century. Olioll Olum’s father Owen Mor had battled continually with "Conn of The Hundred Battles" - the 110th Monarch of Ireland. Finally they divided the Kingdom into equal parts. Owen Mor was eventually slain by Conn and his son Olioll Olum married a widowed daughter of Conn. Seven of Olioll Olum’s sons were subsequently killed in waging war against his son-in-law Maccon, whom Olioll Olum had banished from Ireland but who raised an army in Scotland and returned. Olioll had only two sons left, Cormac Cas and Cian. From Cormac Cas came King Brian Boru and from Cian came the O’Haras'.        In Irish the name is OhEaghra of which the anglicized form O’Hara is a phonetic rendering. The O’ indicates the ancient Irish name origin and descent from the three sons of Milesius who had issue. According to O'Cleary, who compiled The Annals of The Four Masters in 1632, in ancient days the O’ was reserved for the Milesian Irish families of high or noble rank. The "O’" prefix can reasonably be taken as meaning something akin to "of", in the sense of "of the bloodline of . . ."       Eaghra (pronounced Ara),  was chief of Leyney  (or Lughne) in County Sligo, now the barony of Lieney,  Co. Sligo. It previously included parts of Costello and Gallen in Mayo. The O’Haras had castles in Castlelough, Memlough, and others in parts of Leyney.   About 1350 the O’Hara Clan  formed two divisions:-
 (1)   Chief was O’Hara Boy  (i.e. buide, the tawny). O’Hara Boy was seated at Collooney in Co. Sligo.  (2)   Chief was O’Hara Reagh (i.e. riabhach, grizzled). O’Hara  Reagh was seated at  Ballyharry, which is a contemporary  English attempt at writing Baile ui Eaghra or Ballyhara  (Bally meaning town).

Do you see what this means? These poor hijras love me. They understand that I am

The King of Monsters. The Great Ogre Poet of the Internet, and that my name shalle be

Ir 1
and that I have a giant Ear instead of a head.
and that as an
Eaghra (pronounced Ara, or Aura, or Ogre),  was Chief Leyney

Yes, Big Chief Lanny is an Eager Ogre to all the Poetic Hijras..

These castrati make such interesting sounds, but
their controveries are little more than sad sanka from limp poopdle units..

The REAL LATTE' not that immitation Latta (as in Latta and Mukesh)



step down babbling hijras
your LOR~ D'SIEVIR is here..


Kent Johnson has passed the 'flame' from O'Hara's hijra of line, to Quarle's Ogre of Lines..

and all of it meagre! :)

Oh. descent from Eoghra, lord of Luighne.





The jewel of nous.

is ever Renewel.



1 comment:

  1. At some point in there I walked into Mittelmarch. Oiloll Ollum!


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