[ANSTHRLD] The SCA Armorial And Regular Expressions
magnus77840 at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 20 12:10:59 PST 2007
The article would be useful if for no other reason than to provide access to all of the types of searches available.
I can guess many possible conflicts and variant spellings in English from working with census records for many years. A wild card search will often spot sound alike spellings and it is useful for non English characters.
Gaelic is probably the worst for finding conflicts. There are myriad spellings for many names and the SCA registers names with both normal and accented vowel spellings. The patronymic naming system also allows for far more conflicts, especially with combinations of common given names.
This also applies to some extent to Norse and Welsh patronymics.
Some locatives, like de Calais and de Lyon, are very popular in the SCA. This is another trouble spot that generates conflicts.
So write away on such articles.
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