I have just a few questions...
- Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas.
The story is coming along, slowly, but along.
Okay..my time frame late 1400's
1. What would be a good Scottish word to replace "fuss"?
i.e. What seems to be the fuss?
2. Some (clean) ideas for Gaelic/Latin mumblings (frustrated)with
3. What the heck would you call a healer or surgeon of the time?
4. What would a group of ship-builders be called? (a gaggle? j/k)
5. Does anyone happen to know any wedding vows/traditions for Roman
Catholic at this time(late 1400's & upper class)?
6. Anyone have any "dirt" on Archie "Bell the cat" Douglas?
I think that's all for right now. Please let me know if you can help.
- Dear Chelle,
I'm not taking you to task here, I'm not a moderator nor an owner,
but most of the things you've asked for could quickly be found with
a Google search. We have a lot of authors that join, ask a few
questions & never are heard from again. It's my hope that you are in
for the long haul & I'll see if I can help
--- In email@example.com, "Chelle" <bunky51189@y...> wrote:
> Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas.
> The story is coming along, slowly, but along.
> Okay..my time frame late 1400's
> 1. What would be a good Scottish word to replace "fuss"?
> i.e. What seems to be the fuss?
Go here: http://www.dsl.ac.uk/dsl/
This is the online dictionary of the scots language. Enter fuss &
ask for a full entry, it will give you a number of euphemisms, you
ought to be able to find one close enough to your period.
> 2. Some (clean) ideas for Gaelic/Latin mumblings (frustrated)with
> translation please.
There are a number of people on this list who have Gaelic or Latin -
be a little more specific with what you want & you'll most likely
get a better answer.
> 3. What the heck would you call a healer or surgeon of the time?
Depends on what type & what for. Midwife is self explanatory,
surgeon and chirurgeon are very job specific. Doctor and physician
are also used in period. I'd suggest doing the same as #1 to get
better Scottish euphemisms.
> 4. What would a group of ship-builders be called? (a gaggle? j/k)
A group of shipbuilders would be my guess. Some context would better
help answer this question. Your local library should also have the
OED, which might give you better reference & some period terms which
you could then cross reference in the DSL.
> 5. Does anyone happen to know any wedding vows/traditions for
> Catholic at this time(late 1400's & upper class)?
Here is a good article on medieval weddings with the vows
It focuses on Scandinavia, but has good general information. For
Scotland, briefly, rings on the right hand, betrothal and banns
beforehand. You'll need the marriage contract for the betrothal -
this lays out dowry, provisions for children and widow's portions,
as well as describing property layouts, plus provisions for what
happens if anything presented is false (i.e. if she's not a virgin,
if that was promised, etc.) - it usually comes down to a monetary
fine. No white dress or bouquet, most of what we know of marriages
> 6. Anyone have any "dirt" on Archie "Bell the cat" Douglas?
Again, Google is your friend. Just how he got his name involves a
bit of dirt, there's a murder plot after all.
> I think that's all for right now. Please let me know if you can
Good luck & hope you get what you need,
Toujours a vos ordres,