[SCA Newcomers] Re: Spam
- <laugh> I love the dialogue!
I like the name Dobrova, too, but when I went to document it, I
discovered that I had misread the reference. The actual name was
Dobrava (anglicized) or Dabrowka in the true form. It would be
properly pronounced dah-BROOV-kah. Dobrova is currently used as a
surname and I believe it is also a town in modern Poland.
I found the name Kachna on the website for the Academy of St.
Gabriel, so I am fairly certain it is period. The name Kachna would
be pronounced KASH-na or KACH-na, depending on the region, or so I am
told by speakers of modern Polish. I prefer the former. Of course,
since dialects have changed, a few hundred years ago it may have been
pronounced differently. For all I know 14th and 15th century Slavs
may have pronounced it Casper Weinberger. :)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Iustinos Tekton called Justin
> On Saturday 07 December 2002 22:01, "lady_dobrova wrote:pronounced
> > Dobrova
> > Soon to be Kachna (I think)
> > Any opinions on the new name?
> Hmmm... I like Dobrova a lot, but Kachna's pretty, too. If it is
> the way it would seem to be, it kind of has an exotic feel as itrolls off
> the tongue:merchant's booth?"
> "Who is that exquisite lady? The one over there by the silk
> "Ahhh, my son, that would be Lady Kachna. Let your eye linger, but
> only, for that one has a sharp wit that would skewer a young manlike you
> like an olive on a toothpick. Suitors have fought and even died forher
> attentions, and yet she will have none of them. There are rumorsthat she
> has laid a quest, and promised her hand in marriage to the nobleprince who
> fulfills that quest, but an old man, such as I, would have nointerest in
> such things. Quests are for young men with hot blood, and I can seethat
> Lady Kachna has stirred yours. Be careful, lest you win more thanyou have
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> Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
> Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio USA)
> PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey
- On Sunday 08 December 2002 16:18, "lady_dobrova wrote:
> For all I know 14th and 15th century SlavsOr worse: Zbiegnew Brzezinski !
> may have pronounced it Casper Weinberger. :)
Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Gules, on a bezant a fleam sable, on a chief dovetailed Or, two keys
fesswise reversed sable.
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio) http://4th.com/sca/justin/
justin@... PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey