[NR] [Northkeep] attributes
toshirokoi at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 31 13:46:07 PDT 2011
I have a question, and two cents.
Since we can pick any country England had contact with by 1650, shouldn't we decide which culture we would want the name to be in? That way we can narrow the list from which to pick a name.
I know, almost every body is going to want a name from their country and/or period. And that may only make things worse. So why not pick a language that was spoken in most of the countries throughout most of history, Latin, Greek, or Portuguese.
Anyone know a cool sounding word in Latin, Greek, or Portuguese that means home, family, comfort place, or such?
> From: ld.blackmoon at cox.net
> To: northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org; northern at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:57:11 -0500
> Subject: Re: [NR] [Northkeep] attributes
> you have a case of star bellied sneetches ?? raw, smoked or pickled ??? are
> they fresh ??
> sorry couldn't stop myself; )
> that's ok, the messages I'm getting seem to all pretty much say the same
> things in different ways.
> " it feels like ---home, family ,coming home, a safe comfortable place to be
> , etc. "
> kind of like the 3 bears, its not too hot, its not too cold, its just right
> ; )
> Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marc Carlson" <marccarlson20 at hotmail.com>
> To: <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>; <northern at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [Northkeep] attributes
> > Arthur,
> > I really can't speak for anyone else, and that's really why I didn't
> > respond to your question. In my case, what makes "Da North" different is
> > very subjective, and could easily turn into a case of "star bellied
> > Sneetches". So really, what makes it different for me it that it's where
> > I'm from. South and Central Ansteorra, Calontir, Outlands*, Glenn Abhenn,
> > etc -as nice as they are- aren't where i'm from. They do things
> > differently, eat strange foods, worship strange gods, have different
> > priorities, a different cultural identity, and so on.
> > *ok, technically, I was born in what the SCA considers the Outlands, but
> > that was before the SCA even existed, so I don't think it counts.
> > M/d
> >> From: ld.blackmoon at cox.net
> >> To: northern at lists.ansteorra.org; northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org
> >> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:50:30 -0500
> >> Subject: [Northkeep] attributes
> >> greetings
> >> i was ask off list what my thoughts were on this subject,and since only 2
> >> people have responded, i figured wha ta hey.
> >> so below , only slightly edited is my reply : )
> >> actually I expected a much bigger response from people as much traffic
> >> as the " mordor " suggestion created.
> >> I'm at least trying to get people to " think " about the region, and its
> >> people, not the geography, or weather, or stellar points of interest.
> >> to be honest I hadn't included the people ( which I should have I guess)
> >> because I know and have known some wonderful people in many places.
> >> to me it is many small things , that add up to the larger things. I don't
> >> say that the below never happens anywhere else, I just hear the like more
> >> often in the north.
> >> you are more likely to hear " I can't do that it's dishonorable "
> >> we make a big deal out of newcomers , and though there are still people
> >> that fall through the cracks, we try to make everyone feel welcome.
> >> we maintain a sense of " mine " while doing anything ( a&s , events,
> >> service, etc ) , as in , everyone claiming castellan , if something goes
> >> wrong,everyone takes it personally , they don't blame it on the region,
> >> or the kingdom, and everyone works to make sure its a success .
> >> people are more open and personable in the region, you go south, people
> >> shake hands, up here events are often hug fests, with people hugging
> >> someone , or patting backs , from the time they hit gate till they leave.
> >> if your not recognized at feast people will almost always offer you
> >> table space , so that they get to know you, and you feel welcome.
> >> if your not recognized at the event , people will normally stop and chat
> >> with you , to see if you need anything ,
> >> ( directions to activities,feast,camp help , privies, etc. )
> >> we actually do " family " type things , grub and garb / revels , ( ok ,
> >> no successful revels lately ) archery and fighter practices are more like
> >> social gatherings than martial practices.
> >> and friends always take a few min. out of their busy schedules to stop
> >> and chat with the people they haven't gotten to see in a while.
> >> so I guess in closing , we are actually like one large extended family,
> >> we don't always get along with every family member, we don't always
> >> approve of what some relative is doing / has done, and were always
> >> finding and losing distant cousins.
> >> but were not about to let the neighbors see our dirty laundry ; )
> >> which would boil down to the northern region acts and feels more like an
> >> extended family than a corporation.
> >> given time I could probably think of more, but those were topmost in my
> >> head today ; )
> >> gotta go to work
> >> Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .
> >> Arthur
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