[Northkeep] Regional Names
marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 1 06:32:21 PDT 2011
I can't argue with them being a well-known legend, although possibly not as well known as the cities of gold, at least outside this region. And since I 'm pushing for a legendary name myself, THAT certainly isn't a problem...
> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 06:56:53 -0500
> From: BurgBorrendohl at valornet.com
> To: northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [Northkeep] Regional Names
> On 6/30/2011 9:45 AM, Angus MacKnochard wrote:
> > For me,
> > the meaning of the name is way less important than many other factors.
> For the most part I agree, but also remember a young lady who had chosen
> a name that she found out later meant "a bird's private parts" or
> something along that line. Don't care so much what it means in the
> positive sense, just nothing too negative.
> > how many kingdoms, or groups can you name, of those how many of those names have
> > meaning?
> Know Calontir and Ansteorra, but that's about it.
> > 1. is it pro-nounc-able
> Amen, which is why some of the interestingly spelled (Gaelic?) didn't
> really appeal to me. But at the same time I still like Quivara, though
> I know some would pronounce it after those things that carry arrows--not
> that the ap Dewi clan will probably mind. :-)
> I would also add Her Grace Willow's (and Adalia's) request that it is
> something that bards will not find too difficult to rhyme with or use.
> > 2. it must pass a GOOBER test
> > does it just look stupid
> Definitely. The rest of your points I completely agree with. As to the
> Rune stone idea, although there is definitely doubt as to the true
> origins and meanings behind them, as Marc pointed out, they are still a
> legend for which the are is well known, probably more well known than
> the five cities of gold of the Conquistadors.
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