[ANSTHRLD] Clarifications

tmcd@panix.com tmcd at panix.com
Thu Nov 17 11:58:13 PST 2005

On Thu, 17 Nov 2005, Deborah Sweet <dssweet at okstate.edu> wrote:
> Daniel said:
> >As far as I can tell, they are all errors in Ordinary classification
> >/categorization.
> Thanks, but what about the 'one scarpe'? Because in a post from 10/03/05
> you said:
> >The College of Arms does not register single diminutives, so in the
> >SCA you can't have "a scarpe" -- you can only have two or more
> >scarpes.
> And it also has a bendlet:
> One scarpe:
> Leif Wadason|8103X|d|Azure, a scarpe between and sword and a dexter
> gauntlet clenched fesswise, all within a bordurelet argent.
> ||AZ|BORDURE:argent:pl:surrounding 1
> plus:unc|BS:1:argent:pl:spna:unc|FIELD:azure|HAND AND
> GAUNTLET:1:argent:second|SWORD:1:argent:palewise:plain blade:second

I simply didn't notice "a scarpe" and "a bordurelet".

I'll be more precise in my wording (CHANGED/ADDED WORDING IN CAPS):
The College of Arms does not register single diminutives, so in the
ONLY FOR DESIGNS THAT have two or more scarpes.

Which is to say: 1981?  You're lucky the blazon is readable; the
design isn't registerable, but per Corpora it's too late now.  We did
a lot of things differently back then.  Consider the arms of the
Steppes, for one blatant example.

I've looked at the emblazon.  I suspect Wreath would not like to mess
with the blazon.  The bordure and the bend(let) sinister are (to my
eyes) *just* at the edge of "return it for being too narrow": I'd
argue return, other would suggest just an artist's note.  Also, it was
colored in with a colored pencil, so the field is a lovely robin's egg
blue.  Since the blazon is clear, and we give no difference for
diminutives against the undiminutived, I'd leave it be.

Danett de Lyncoln
"Me, I love the USA; I never miss an episode." -- Paul "Fruitbat" Sleigh
Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com

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