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Expressly Avoiding Old English, Pilots Offer Another

Post by wrv on Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:26 am

I can't tell you how relieved this recruit was not to be burdened with a nearly indecipherable script, nor can I tell you whether she would be amused at the literary ramblings of this crowd--but I can tell you she has committed to the Pilots for 2010. Her name:

Amanda Frisbie, forward with the Dallas Texans, a soccer club.

A link to an article referencing her and a game with the Eclipse Select, home of Erin Dees (?), another recruit. At least one Pilot coach may have been busy at that game.

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/story.asp?story_id=3347

What is old english for Go Pilots?

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Re: Expressly Avoiding Old English, Pilots Offer Another

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:11 am

wrv wrote:
What is old english for Go Pilots?

Directly transliterated, it would be

gē gā■ Pilots

[Thee goest Pilots]

But probably more authentic old english might be something like
gē fremma■ Pilotae
[(thee) Performest pilots] - I think the "f" is actually an 'S'
The "■" is an archaic Old English and Icelandic letter (thorn) in modern English, it's been replaced by "th"

It's hard enough getting the people in the fur lined seats to say "GO"
I doubt you could get them to say " gē fremma■"


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Re: Expressly Avoiding Old English, Pilots Offer Another

Post by Auto Pilot on Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:17 am

Her Brazilian name would be Amandisco if that would make her more comfortable.

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Re: Expressly Avoiding Old English, Pilots Offer Another

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:25 am

"Amandisca" (feminine)

but she might want to go with "Frisbiinha"

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Post by aleppiek on Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:36 am

Sounds like a brazilian flying disk.

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Re: Expressly Avoiding Old English, Pilots Offer Another

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:39 am

I already thought of that, but I bet she's had enough of that. We do want her to came here



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Re: Expressly Avoiding Old English, Pilots Offer Another

Post by Auto Pilot on Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:44 am

I found no direct translator for pilots but the closest might be boatsman which is bātswegen. So perhaps it might be gĕ bātswegen

batswegen sounds a little germanic like a german batmobile


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Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:47 am

OOOh, good!
and a direct descendent of bātswegen is our modern Boatswain (bos'un)

and it comes from the Norse hybrid of "bāt" (boat) and "Sveinn" (retainer or follower.)
Perfect!


gē fremma■ bātswegen


(the "gē" BTW, is pronounced like you are going to hawk a lugie....)

But The List of old English Census Occupations does have two references to Pilot.

PILOT: ship steersman
LOADSMAN: ship's pilot

I don't know if that's really OLD ENGLISH or just old English. They didn't really take a census in England until the DoomsDay Book, which was completed in 1086 and would make it more Middle English, so I'm sticking with bātswegen. It sounds better anyway. And the references on the page are to the 19th century.

There, wrv -

aren't you glad you asked? Wink

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Re: Expressly Avoiding Old English, Pilots Offer Another

Post by wrv on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:33 am

My response: actually I am glad I asked, but it could be pressing it to continue the topic from here. Old English, Chaucer and women's soccer: really, need one say anything more . . .an interesting discussion for a quiet day without a game.

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Re: Expressly Avoiding Old English, Pilots Offer Another

Post by wrv on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:35 am

Oh, one more thing--thanks PGeezer--I, for one, enjoyed the diversion.

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