ANSTHRLD - Re: Anti-anti-oppressor rant tmcd at
Sat Jan 22 22:47:02 PST 2000

On Sat, 22 Jan 2000, Amanda Lewanski <editor at> wrote:
> vivat! (oops, sorry, isn't that for a plural recipient or something?)

"Vivat!" is the singular; "Vivant!" is the plural.  It is a
little-appreciated point.

I did ask someone knowledgable in Latin about whether we should
"vivat" or "vivant" Ansteorra.  His opinion was that although
Ansteorra comprises many people, there is just one Ansteorra, so it
should be the singular "vivat".

Church Latin is "vivat", classical is "wiwat", I think.  Church is
more appropriate for a medieval setting, and even if I were wrong and
"wiwat" were more authentic, it would still sound weeny, weedy, and

Danielis Lindonium (with a tip o' the nib to _1066 And All That_)
Tim McDaniel (home); Reply-To: tmcd at; 
if that fail, my work address is tmcd at

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