RE: [SCA-JML] Battle Cries
- From my rememberance, and after watching Shogun way to many times in a row... i believe that battle chant more or less translates to victory, victory. yes..
i had done some research on it because i was curious at the time. but don't quote me on my answer to this one.. i could be wrong.
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:25:32 +0000
Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] Battle Cries
>Now then. Unit commands are another matter. I didn't have theActually, in this instance....:-)
>impression that the original questioner was a unit commander.
A couple of years ago, I had to lead a cheer as part of a display, and
used the ei, ei, ou, cry during a march past. At the time I was working
off memory of the film Ran, and was convinced I wasn't quite right,
fortunately after everyone's contribution to this thread, I can now
breathe a sigh of relief, and provide other members of my group with a
> there are several different contexts in which short phrasesSounds like an excellent idea.
>might be encountered: commands, call and response, cheering,
>individual utterances during combat, &c. I don't know how much general
>interest there would be, but it might be interesting to put together a
>basic guide to Japanese martial speak.
>And yes EI is standard romaji for "AY" as in "HAY". I don'tThat's a fair enough remark, but I'm actually okay on this issue, but
>know how up on Japanese transliteration the particular questioner was.
I'm sure it has helped others reading this who aren't.
Head Of The Fight School
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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 viaThey all strike me as modern, and yet I wouldn't worry about that for
> modern Japanese pop culture) might be?
> - Yosh! (motivating exclamation before attempting something physical or
> - 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)
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