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Re: [SCA-JML] Battle Cries

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  • Dean Wayland
    Effingham-dono, ... Understood, excellent, cheers. Dean -- Dean Wayland Head Of The Fight School http://www.thefightschool.demon.co.uk
    Message 1 of 39 , Dec 13, 2010
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      Effingham-dono,

      >Neither, is correct, really. "Ei ei" is the same "ei ei" used where
      >*we* would cry "heave! HEAVE!!!" when pulling something heavy.
      >Basically, it's defined as "a word shouted to encourage people." (Sort
      >of like, How would you "define" the word "yaah!" ?) The suggestions
      >that it means "glory" or any such is just a "reverse etymology" based
      >on the simple homophonic connection between *this* ei and the ei that
      >means "glory." Historically, it was . -- and glory is , not .

      >> And finally does anyone know of any other period battle cries? Is
      >> "banzai" ("ten thousand years") post period? I've not heard it in any
      >> historical movies or read about it's use in history books, only in those
      >> sources associated with the first half of the 20th century.
      >
      >There are no "universal" all-together type yells.
      >
      >General things typical of "Way to go!" things to shout, though, are
      >"omigoto" and "appare" (both of which are, essentially, "wonderful,
      >magnificent, splendid").


      Understood, excellent, cheers.

      Dean
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      Dean Wayland
      Head Of The Fight School
      http://www.thefightschool.demon.co.uk
    • JL Badgley
      ... They all strike me as modern, and yet I wouldn t worry about that for purposes of the SCA; it will still add flavor to your persona. The words are not
      Message 39 of 39 , Dec 14, 2010
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        On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 1:47 AM, Erin Kelly <tupan4@...> wrote:
        > Does anyone here know how old/applicable these expressions (learned via
        > modern Japanese pop culture) might be?
        >
        >  - Yosh! (motivating exclamation before attempting something physical or
        > difficult)
        >  - Yu-issho! (I think this is to motivate people working together, but I
        > might be mis-hearing it.)
        >  - Ganbatte! (go for it/ do your best)
        >  - Yatta! (I did it)
        >
        > ERIN

        They all strike me as modern, and yet I wouldn't worry about that for
        purposes of the SCA; it will still add flavor to your persona. The
        words are not necessarily modern, I just don't know about the
        pronunciation.

        -Ii
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