[ANSTHRLD] bell pendant from decrescent (was: Blazoning andWinterkingdom)
barrett1 at cox.net
Tue Jan 4 22:02:36 PST 2011
Coblaith wrote -
"I'm not seeing much use of "dependant" in the online O&A. The
standard modern spelling, "dependent", is used in most blazons in
which the term appears, and there are significantly more charges
blazoned as "pendant" than as "dependent". The former also has the
advantage of meaning "hanging from" in ordinary English, which ought
to make it easy for a herald or artist who's not seen it used in
blazon before to understand."
Normally I would be completely mortified, since I have been spelling
'dependent' wrong all this time, but it occurs to me that Coblaith has
edited my work before.
Well, I might add.
So I've been here before. Feels like old times.
Your blazoning suggestions are excellent and a few are nearly word for word
what was suggested by a herald last night at pop meeting.
The one thing I was told was to try to get the blazon right, but worry more
about a clean image and let the system on up to LSOA decide the best wording
for the blazon. In other words, get as close you can with the info you have
but be prepared for editing.
Editing - I can handle that.
The bell is substantial in size and fills the crescent (decrescent,
technically) very well, but I do believe the decrescent, per your advice,
would be blazoned first. The decrescent is still the larger of the two.
Again, my thanks, Coblaith. It is good to hear from you again.
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