[Northkeep] "Northkeep" in German

Chuck Kaun jack_a_lope31 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 4 11:04:32 PDT 2005

Nordturm would be about as close as we can get. There are three terms for 
castle, "Schloss, Turm, and Burg".  Der Turm is the old expression for "The 
Keep" however, which makes it the more accurate of the three.

The phrase you are looking for would be "Gisela aus Nordturm"  which means 
"Gisela from Northkeep".

Also, most people dont realize that the German "W" is pronounced as the 
English "V" whilst the German "V" is pronounced as the English "F".  
Therefore Gisela von Wolfsburg would become Gisela "Fon" "Vulfsburg"

Karl Thorgeirsson, mundanely Chuck who speaks a little German.

>From: "Marc Carlson" <marccarlson20 at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
>To: northkeep at ansteorra.org
>Subject: RE: [Northkeep] "Northkeep" in German
>Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 22:39:42 -0500
>>From: Chris Graue <myangelmorgan at yahoo.com>
>>Did we ever determine the appropriate wordage to say
>>"from Northkeep" in German? There were so many words
>>floating around at the time that I was not sure which
>>would be appropriate... Nordstadt was one I remember,
>>being North State, I believe, but is that the best I
>>can do? What were the other words?
>Nord is pretty clear.  It's trying to decide what is "keep"  Norddungeon?
>You could hit the archives though :)
>>I do like the idea of "Gisela Von Wolfsburg" but
>>thanks to the help of Zahava, we have found the
>>spelling from that time would be much different...
>>more like Vlufsborch or something... actually not
>>pronounced much differnet from Wolfsburg, but I
>>invision NO ONE being able to say my name properly...
>>then again, it IS German, so I should just get used to
>>that, I suppose... It also doesn't flow very well,
>>being Von followed by Volf... So I am revisiting the
>>idea of using Northkeep, as that is where I am from...
>I maybe mistaken, but since before 1945, when the town of Stadt des 
>KdF-Wagens (est. 1938) was renamed, the only "Wolfsburg" was the Castle 
>(est. about 1300), wouldn't Gisela von Wulfsbug have connotations?  Maybe 
>Fallersleben was a village in the Middle Ages (it's now a suburb of 
>Wolfsburg).  Just a thought.
>In any case, think of all the Braunschweiger jokes :)
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