[Scriptoris] Charter Request from Crown
letebts at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 10 18:44:15 PST 2005
Maybe I am wrong, but what about the following solution for the immediate
crisis?---Keep in mind, I am more of a technician than a "wordsmyth" when it
comes to charters and awards...
What about using a Period technique called "glossing" in which scribes and
scholars wrote their own notes or explanations in between the lines of the
Since "Rex" and "Regina" are not English words, the English words "King" and
"Queen" could be put beneath them, like a gloss. This would save the efforts
that have already been expended, but still honor the royal request,
providing TRM approve that way of resolving the quandry.
Simple enough. Not even the same script needs to be used, just like glosses
were in a different script, so if another scribe were to write it on the
charter, it would actually look even *more* Period. ;-)
Anyone else got ideas?
Lete Bts. (still jes' tryin' ta be he'pful...)
>From: Hillary Greenslade <hillaryrg at yahoo.com>
>To: "Scribes within Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <scriptoris at ansteorra.org>
>Subject: Re: [Scriptoris] Charter Request from Crown
>Date: Tue THFeb 8,2005,7:01 PM
> My Lord Star,
> When I'd hear of the Crown's preference for specific charters declaring them
> in terms as 'King and Queen' verses the Latin form of 'Rex et Regina', I
> took a quick
> look at the scrolls available... sadly, there are few with the terms 'King
> and Queen'
> in the text.
> In addition to a preference of charters to paint, ...
> a simple fix to this dilemma is to have the heralds transcribe the texts as
> they read the
> words...so if the text states 'Rex et Regina', the words will magically
> proceed from the Heralds
> mouth as 'King and Queen'; as has been done for Crowns of years past with a
> similar personal
> preference to country or language.
> Just a thought, Hillary
> --- "Etienne de St. Amaranth" <star at ansteorra.org> wrote:
>> To all scribes, heralds, and illuminers who may be subscribed to these
>> lists, greetings!
>> I was asked by Her Majesty this weekend to "get the word out" about one
>> scribal painting preference. TRM Ulsted and Cateau have expressed a
>> preference for charters that include the text "King and Queen" rather than
>> the Latin "Rex et Regina". This should not cause you to stop in-progress
>> items or charters for which you cannot find a non-Latin titled
>> version. But, as you are beginning new charters, know that our Crown has a
>> preference and please try to provide the desired versions where possible.
>> With thanks for all of your efforts,
>> Seigneur Etienne
>> Star Principal Herald
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