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Sunday, January 21

  1. page Travel Names edited ... English: þe Siðend: [Eoswyth þe Siðend. Calontir. April 2013 LoAR] "...The appeal provi…
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    English:
    þe Siðend: [Eoswyth þe Siðend. Calontir. April 2013 LoAR] "...The appeal provided additional documentation for the construction of a noun denoting an agent derived from the present participle of a verb. As the verb in question is síðian, according to Bosworth-Toller's Anglo-Saxon Dictionary and Wright's Old English Grammar the more likely formation would be síðiend. However, there is a citation of síðen as the verb also in Bosworth-Toller, and a quote from the Exeter Book's poem Juliana with the phrase "Ic eom engel godes ufan siþende." This is enough information to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt and to support the construction siðend as requested. The article, however, should be the simple demonstrative pronoun þe, as þa is the feminine accusative or plural nominative and accusative case." http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/04/13-04lar.html#90
    See also precedents below.
    German:
    Wanderer is found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497".
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    IGI Searches, batches beginning with C, J, K, M (except M17 and M18), or P are acceptable - http://familysearch.org
    Precedents:
    September 2015 - the Wanderer passed:
    191Trumbrand the Wanderer. Name and device. Per fess sable and Or, in pale a tankard atop an anvil counterchanged.
    Previously, lingua Anglica forms of constructed English bynames like Traveler and Wanderer could only be registered without the definite article the/le:
    We agree with the assessment of Pelican Emeritus. On the basis of the examples cited by her and by Batonvert, Traveler, without the definite article, follows period patterns of descriptive bynames in English. We hereby rule that Traveler, or another period spelling of the term, is no longer considered SCA-compatible, but is registerable as a constructed byname (though of course we would encourage people to use one of the actually documented bynames instead of Traveler). While none of the commenters were able to find an explicit example of the spelling traveler in our period, the single -l-spelling is consistent with spellings found in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. travailour. We have changed the name to Sean Traveler in order to register it. [Sean Traveler, April 2009, A-Calontir].
    In the present submission, the byname the Wanderer is a lingua Anglica form of the constructed le Wanderare. Wanderare ("one who wanders or travels about") is found as a noun dated to 1440 (Middle English Dictionary). Similar attested bynames include the 13th century Wander and Wanderbug (from the Middle English Dictionary), the 14th century Wayfarar (found in Jönsjö), and the 12th-13th century (le) Pelerin ("one who travels to a holy place, traveler from foreign lands", found in the Middle English Dictionary and Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Pilgrim). Although the more likely lingua Anglica form of the submitted byname omits the definite article the, Appendix A of SENA allows the registration of Middle English descriptive and occupational bynames both with and without the article the/le. Therefore, we overturn the precedents disallowing the use of the definite article, and allow the registration of the Wanderer as a lingua Anglica form of the constructed byname le Wanderare.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/09/15-09lar.html#191

    April 2013 - þe Siðend passed:
    90Eoswyth þe Siðend. Name change from holding name Tiffany of Three Rivers. "...The name was also originally returned for insufficient documentation of the formation of the byname. The appeal provided additional documentation for the construction of a noun denoting an agent derived from the present participle of a verb. As the verb in question is síðian, according to Bosworth-Toller's Anglo-Saxon Dictionary and Wright's Old English Grammar the more likely formation would be síðiend. However, there is a citation of síðen as the verb also in Bosworth-Toller, and a quote from the Exeter Book's poem Juliana with the phrase "Ic eom engel godes ufan siþende." This is enough information to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt and to support the construction siðend as requested. The article, however, should be the simple demonstrative pronoun þe, as þa is the feminine accusative or plural nominative and accusative case."
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  2. page Torse edited ... Revised Jan 21, 2018 4:13 pm. Illustrations: [Illustration from period source] [Illustrati…
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    Revised Jan 21, 2018 4:13 pm.
    Illustrations:
    [Illustration from period source]
    [Illustration from PicDic]
    [Illustration from Pensic
    Illustrations:-Period:Period:
    Illustrations:-Period:-An Ordinary of Siebmacher's WappenbuchAn Ordinary of Siebmacher's Wappenbuch
    http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/heraldry/siebmacher/siebmacherordinary.html
    Illustrations:-Modern:Modern:
    Illustrations:-Modern:-Pictorial Dictionary, 3rd edition:Pictorial Dictionary, 3rd edition:
    http://mistholme.com/pictorial-dictionary-of-heraldry
    Illustrations:-Modern:-Vector Graphics:Vector Graphics:
    Viking Answer Lady - http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/Stars/Heraldry_SVG_Images/index.htm
    Illustrations:-Modern:-Pennsic Traceable
    Art Project]
    Precedents:
    ProjectPennsic Traceable Art Project
    Sources:Sources:
    Academy of St. Gabriel "Medieval Heraldry Archive" - http://www.s-gabriel.org/heraldry/
    Archive of St. Gabriel reports - http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/archive.cgi
    Laurel Armory Articles - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/armory_articles.html
    New Heraldic Primer (Heraldry for Non-Heralds) - http://heraldry.sca.org/armory/newprimer/
    Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (PicDic), 3rd Edition - http://mistholme.com/pictorial-dictionary-of-heraldry (in progress)
    Period Armorials
    Parker's Heraldry - http://karlwilcox.com/parker/
    Riestap's Armorial Général - http://www.euraldic.com/lasu/bl/bl_a_aa.html
    Precedents:Precedents:
    Precedents of the SCA College of Arms - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents.html
    Morsulus Heralds Website - http://www.morsulus.org/ (to search the LoARs and Precedents)
    Restatement Wiki - http://yehudaheraldry.com/restatement/index.php?title=Main_Page (restatements of Precedents)
    Use the above links to be sure any precedents listed below haven't been superseded by newer precedents.
    Precedents:-Definition:Definition:
    (includes defaults, proper tinctures, blazoning)
    Precedents:-Registerability:Registerability:
    (Restricted, Reserved, SFPP, OOP)
    Precedents:-Conflict:Conflict:
    March 2000 - number of bells, tincture change:
    [(Fieldless) A jocelyn azure and Or belled Or] Conflict with ... A jocelyn - wreathed Or and vert with six bells Or. While the bells themselves are significant enough to generate difference (thus making a jocelyn significantly different from a plain wreath), the actual number is not significant. Therefore, there is not a CD for the change of tincture of less than half the charge nor for the number of bells. [Jeanne Marie la Verriere, 03/00, R-Caid]
    http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/elsbeth/armory.html#WREATH
    Identifiability:
    Precedents:-Collected Precedents:Collected Precedents:
    2nd Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (April 2011 - August 2011) - Collected Armory Precedents
    1st Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (May 2005 - July 2008) - Collected Armory Precedents
    2nd Tenure of François la Flamme (October 2004 - May 2005) - Collected Armory Precedents

    The Tenure of Shauna of Carrick Point (May 2004 - August 2004) - Collected Armory Precedents
    1st Tenure of François la Flamme (August 2001 - April 2004) - Collected Armory Precedents
    The Tenure of Elsbeth Anne Roth (June 1999 - July 2001) - Collected Armory Precedents
    The Tenure of Jaelle of Armida (June 1996 - June 1999) - Single HTML Document
    2nd Tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda (November 1993 - June 1996) -
    the 1st part (Nov 1993 - June 1994) and
    the 2nd part (July 1994 - June 1996)
    The Tenure of Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme (June 1992 - October 1993) - Collected precedents
    1st Tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda (June 1990 - June 1992) -
    the 1st year (June 1990 - June 1991) and
    the 2nd year (July 1991 - June 1992)
    The Tenure of Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (September 1986 - June 1990) - Collected Precedents
    The Tenure of Baldwin of Erebor (August 1984 - August 1986) - Single HTML Document
    The Tenure of Wilhelm von Schlüssel (August 1979 - August 1984) - Collected Precedents
    The Tenure of Karina of the Far West (December 1975 - June 1979) - Collected Precedents
    The Early Days (June 1971 - June 1975) - Collected Precedents
    The Ordinary :The
    Ordinary :
    (includes joscelyn)joscelyn aka jocelyn)
    Torse - see also Annulet
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  3. page Wreath edited ... http://heraldry.sca.org/coagloss.html Illustrations: Illustration from period Period sour…
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    http://heraldry.sca.org/coagloss.html
    Illustrations:
    Illustration from periodPeriod source:
    {Siebmacher_plate152-vonloss.jpg} Siebmacher plate 152
    "Wreath" in "An Ordinary of Siebmacher's Wappenbuch" - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/heraldry/siebmacher/wreath.html
    Modern:
    Pictorial Dictionary of SCA Heraldry (3rd edition):
    Wreath
    Illustration/s from Brickbat's Armorial Stash - http://atensubmissions.nexiliscom.com/HeraldicArtBits.shtml:
    Pennsic Traceable Art Project:
    Heraldic Primer/other recognized sources:
    Precedents:
    Precedents of the SCA College of Arms - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents.html
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    Use the above links to be sure any precedents listed below haven't been superseded by newer precedents.
    x--Precedents:-Definition:Definition:
    From the DecemberDecember 2013 LoAR
    160Giggleswick, Riding of. Branch name and device. Azure, a water wheel within a laurel wreath argent, a ford proper.
    Commenters discussed whether or not the laurel wreath was open too wide at the top. A similar discussion occurred in April 2008, at which point Laurel ruled:
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    x--Precedents:-Conflict:Conflict:
    x--Precedents:-Identifiability:Identifiability:
    FromFebruary 1995 - no laurel wreaths lying as if on a bordure:
    Three Towers, Marche of. Name and device. Argent, three towers sable within a laurel wreath vert, a bordure embattled azure.
    No petitions of populace support were included with
    the Juneforms, as required by the Administrative Handbook. As a consequence, both name and device must be returned for lack of evidence of support.
    While similar to the Shire of Silfren Mere (SCA), Argent, a tower sable, its base environed of a laurel wreath vert, all within a bordure embattled azure, there are CDs for the number of primary charges and for the position of the laurel wreath on the field. Unfortunately, however, wreaths "lying as on a bordure" have been returned in the past; wreaths should be nearly circular in shape -- when they are not, their identification as wreaths becomes problematical.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1995/02/lar.html
    June
    1994 LoAR:LoAR - too complex to counterchange over an ordinary:
    "By current precedent, a laurel wreath is considered too complex a charge to be counterchanged over an ordinary."
    June 1994 LoAR
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  4. page Bird edited ... In April 1985 (q.v., Cherie Ruadh MhicRath of Locksley) Laurel ruled, "The color of a fla…
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    In April 1985 (q.v., Cherie Ruadh MhicRath of Locksley) Laurel ruled, "The color of a flamingo's feathers is apparently dependent on its diet, so there really is no 'proper' color." This has been interpreted to mean that flamingos proper could not be registered; however, pink flamingos proper have been registered since that time, including as recently as April 2006. The 1985 precedent is hereby overturned; a pink flamingo proper is registerable. It is dark pink while the tincture of its beak and legs are treated as artistic license. Its tincture is a color, not a metal.
    February 2007 LoAR
    January 2007 - Old World vs New World vultures:
    66Thomas DeGuy Bassard. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a vulture close sable perched on a covered tankard azure charged with a compass star of sixteen points argent.
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    Please advise the submitter that having a vulture in his badge doesn't cant on his name as in period Europe, buzzard didn't refer to a vulture, but to the Buteo genus of hawks: "An inferior kind of hawk, useless for falconry," according to the OED. Applying the term buzzard to a vulture seems to be a uniquely New World practice. We note that European vultures are perfectly acceptable as heraldic charges. But they weren't depicted with featherless heads, as here: featherless heads distinguish New World vultures.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2007/01/07-01lar.html

    October 2003 - Generic Birds
    In the last months we have often received commentary suggesting that some charge should be reblazoned from a specific sort of bird to a generic bird (e.g., reblazoning a hawk as a bird). We remind the College that we should only reblazon a specific sort of bird as a generic bird when the specific bird truly cannot be identified as such. We also remind the College that the reblazon to a generic bird has unfortunate side effects for conflict. As noted on the LoAR of April 1998, "Blazoned on the LoI as [a specific type of bird], as drawn it is not clearly any species of bird, so we have reblazoned it as a generic bird. Unfortunately, generic birds conflict with all birds, so this conflicts with ..." When one proposes to reblazon an imperfectly-drawn "hawk" as a generic "bird", it would lose an often-critical type CD from past or future submissions using swans, herons, chickens, peacocks, ostriches, hummingbirds, penguins, and so forth. Never forget that the suggestion to reblazon a specific bird as a generic bird is also a proposal to reward a poor artist with an unwontedly huge slice of armorial space. When we reflect on the quality of much period heraldic artwork, which is rarely precise in its depiction of birds or other animals, I think we can all agree that birds should only be reblazoned as "generic" birds when there is no other alternative.
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    In April 1985 (q.v., Cherie Ruadh MhicRath of Locksley) Laurel ruled, "The color of a flamingo's feathers is apparently dependent on its diet, so there really is no 'proper' color." This has been interpreted to mean that flamingos proper could not be registered; however, pink flamingos proper have been registered since that time, including as recently as April 2006. The 1985 precedent is hereby overturned; a pink flamingo proper is registerable. It is dark pink while the tincture of its beak and legs are treated as artistic license. Its tincture is a color, not a metal.
    February 2007 LoAR
    January 2007 - Old World vs New World vultures:
    66Thomas DeGuy Bassard. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a vulture close sable perched on a covered tankard azure charged with a compass star of sixteen points argent.
    This badge is returned for being two steps from period practice. The first is for the use of a compass star (which is an SCA-compatible charge). The second is for using a New World bird that is not found in period heraldry heraldry - this bird is clearly a variant of the American birds named "vultures" rather than the unrelated European birds named vultures.
    ...We note that European vultures are perfectly acceptable as heraldic charges. But they weren't depicted with featherless heads, as here: featherless heads distinguish New World vultures.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2007/01/07-01lar.html

    November 2006 - Turkeys:
    "Consider a turkey and a manatee: they are both New World fauna, but the turkey is documented as part of a crest in period armory. The use of a turkey, therefore, is not a SFPP."
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Tuesday, January 16

  1. page Mongol Names edited ... Volker Rybatzki, Die Personennamen und Titel der mittelmongolischen Dokumente: Eine lexikalisc…
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    Volker Rybatzki, Die Personennamen und Titel der mittelmongolischen Dokumente: Eine lexikalische Untersuchung, University of Helsinki, Helsinki 2006 - http://ethesis.helsinki.fi/julkaisut/hum/aasia/vk/rybatzki/
    The full download (almost 900 pages) is available. The explanatory text is in some sort of German, but the dictionary of names, which takes up the bulk of the text, is multilingual. It's very dense, but there's a lot of information here about Mongol names in Chinese and Arabic sources that has previously been very difficult for SCA members to find. --Ursula Georges.
    Middle Mongol Grammar for SCA Names - http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/mongolgrammar.html
    SENA Appendix A: Patterns That Do Not Need Further Documentation...
    http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA
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Saturday, January 13

  1. page Greek Names edited ... Inscriptions of Israel / Palestine - http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/Inscriptions/ - inscrip…
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    Inscriptions of Israel / Palestine - http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/Inscriptions/ - inscriptions (with English translations) of Israel/Palestine from the Persian period through the Islamic conquest (ca. 500 BCE - 640 CE).
    Lexicon of Greek Personal Names - http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/online/index.html (User hint: how to use LPGN without its user-surly search function - each Volume of LGPN has a "Statistics" link, which takes you to the # of male names, female names, etc. If you click on Male or Female, it will give you a list.)
    A Short (and Rough) Guide to Byzantine Names for SCA Personae - http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/pdf/Byzantine-Names.pdf
    Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium -
    Warning on spellings "Greek terms and the names of most people and places have been strictly transliterated, but in many instances a traditional latinized or anglicized form (e.g. Homer, Aeschylus, Thebes, Nicea) was used. We have also adopted the anglicized form of Greek first names that are common in English, for example John, Nicholas, Peter..."
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  2. page Greek Names edited ... "Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era&quo…
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    "Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era" by
    Bardas Xiphias, (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/introduction.html).
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    World - http://db.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsphttps://pbw2016.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/browse/ (attempts to
    Some Name Constructions in Actes d'Iviron by Ursula Georges - The Eastern Orthodox monastery of Iviron in northern Greece was founded in the late tenth century. - http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/ivironconstruction.html
    Generic Sources:
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    Archive of St. Gabriel reports - http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/archive.cgi
    Laurel Name Articles - http://heraldry.sca.org/names.html
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    Articles: http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names.html#byzantium
    IGI Searches, batches beginning with C, J, K, M (except M17 and M18), or P are acceptable -https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi
    Omniglot On-line Encyclopedia of Writing Systems and Languages - http://www.omniglot.com/index.htm
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