Thunderwords of Finnegans Wake

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Published on: 12 December 2006

There are ten thunders in the Wake. Each is a cryptogram or codified explanation of the thundering and reverberating consequences of the major technological changes in all human history. When a tribal man hears thunder, he says, ‘What did he say that time?’, as automatically as we say ‘Gesundheit.’
[Marshall McLuhan]

Here is the thunderwords as written by Joyce and the first read by John Cage:

Ci sono dieci tuoni in Finnegans Wake. Ciascuno è un crittogramma o una spiegazione codificata del rombo e degli effetti collaterali creati dai grandi cambiamenti tecnologici nella storia dell’uomo…
[Marshall McLuhan]

Ecco i tuoni (in realtà non tutti sono veri tuoni, alcuni sono battimani, colpo di tosse, sbattere di porta…), come li ha scritti James Joyce e il primo interpretato da John Cage

    bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonn
    thunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk

    Perkodhuskurunbarggruauyagokgorlayorgromgremmitghu
    ndhurthrumathunaradidillifaititillibumullunukkunun

    klikkaklakkaklaskaklopatzklatschabattacreppycrottygradda
    ghsemmihsammihnouithappluddyappladdypkonpkot

    Bladyughfoulmoecklenburgwhurawhorascortastrumpaporn
    anennykocksapastippatappatupperstrippuckputtanach

    Thingcrooklyexineverypasturesixdixlikencehimaroundhers
    themaggerbykinkinkankanwithdownmindlookingated

    Lukkedoerendunandurraskewdylooshoofermoyportertoory
    zooysphalnabortansporthaokansakroidverjkapakkapuk

    Bothallchoractorschumminaroundgansumuminarumdrumst
    rumtruminahumptadumpwaultopoofoolooderamaunsturnup

    Pappappapparrassannuaragheallachnatullaghmonganmacma
    cmacwhackfalltherdebblenonthedubblandaddydoodled

    husstenhasstencaffincoffintussemtossemdamandamnacosag
    hcusaghhobixhatouxpeswchbechoscashlcarcarcaract

    Ullhodturdenweirmudgaardgringnirurdrmolnirfenrirlukkilok
    kibaugimandodrrerinsurtkrinmgernrackinarockar

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