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btb

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Hello.

  ive chosen to engage in northern heathenry affiliation.
i purposely chose the word heathen because of its Germanic root. i understand this to be common.
  does any one choose specific words in their  general conveyances Because of  the  germanic root?
  im thinking of educating myself in this direction, albeit, in a Casual, Long term pursuit.
  any insight? ideas? academic resource?

thanks
tammy
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Re: using preferred germanic rooted vocabulary over latin rooted words
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 07:34:50 pm »
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using preferred Germanic rooted vocabulary over Latin rooted words


There was a discussion on Asatru Lore (recon board) started by a French Canadian who wanted to actually find French counterparts of Germanic words so that he could live heathenry in his common tongue.( He started a facebook page about this... you can find the link to it in the link below. ) There was some talk about finding American equivalents to the Germanic words as well. Heathenry is about home in a lot of ways so you want the terms to be natural and true to you, not imported.

Anyway...here's the link:
 http://www.asatrulore.org/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=8732&pageNo=1
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Re: using preferred germanic rooted vocabulary over latin rooted words
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 09:57:47 am »
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There was a discussion on Asatru Lore (recon board) started by a French Canadian who wanted to actually find French counterparts of Germanic words so that he could live heathenry in his common tongue.( He started a facebook page about this... you can find the link to it in the link below. ) There was some talk about finding American equivalents to the Germanic words as well. Heathenry is about home in a lot of ways so you want the terms to be natural and true to you, not imported.

Anyway...here's the link:
 http://www.asatrulore.org/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=8732&pageNo=1

 

Heathenry is about home in a lot of ways so you want the terms to be natural and true to you, not imported.


Hey, thanks for your thoughts and link.
but.....
yes, my home is where my heart is:)

 i am already English/ germanic  speaking, thinking. i know that much of our lanquage has been influenced by the latin. that influence, i believe is overemphasized. In teutonic magic by thorrson, he made a succinct case for my interest. if i were ever to study linguistics for the purpose of translation, the method i propose for myself would be a valuable investment. imho, much easier for me than a non-germanic language based speaker or reader.  soo, if anbody else has a similar interest, please contact....it would be nice to share words and phrases for this purpose, and for fun!!.

thanks Juniperberry:)
tammy
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Re: using preferred germanic rooted vocabulary over latin rooted words
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 02:43:09 pm »
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Hello.

  ive chosen to engage in northern heathenry affiliation.
i purposely chose the word heathen because of its Germanic root. i understand this to be common.
  does any one choose specific words in their  general conveyances Because of  the  germanic root?
  im thinking of educating myself in this direction, albeit, in a Casual, Long term pursuit.
  any insight? ideas? academic resource?

thanks
tammy


ive chosen to engage in northern heathenry affiliation.
i purposely chose the word heathen because of its Germanic root. i understand this to be common.
  does any one choose specific words in their  general conveyances Because of  the  germanic root?
  im thinking of educating myself in this direction, albeit, in a Casual, Long term pursuit.
  any insight? ideas? academic resource?

 
I am confident that you will advise them to utilise the Germanic vocabulary for colloquial verbal communication, while it's quite OK to use the posh Latin words when writing 'learned' stuff!

  i found this comment on another forum of similar (kindred?) :D: interest and i lol.  

understand g

comprehend l

 i have alot of unlearning to do!!

 help me out !

tammy
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Re: using preferred germanic rooted vocabulary over latin rooted words
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 10:15:56 pm »
Quote from: btb;71194
Hello.

  ive chosen to engage in northern heathenry affiliation.
i purposely chose the word heathen because of its Germanic root. i understand this to be common.
  does any one choose specific words in their  general conveyances Because of  the  germanic root?
  im thinking of educating myself in this direction, albeit, in a Casual, Long term pursuit.
  any insight? ideas? academic resource?

thanks
tammy


Hollander's translation of the Poetic Edda is done consciously with mostly words with a Germanic root. I'm led to understand that most of the Lord of the Rings was written similarly, because Tolkien thought that an English audience would respond on a more visceral level to those sorts of words.

You might also want to investigate Anglish. Some fascinating tidbits in that article.

Personally, when doing rituals, I tend to use Anglish (when I'm not writing in Old Norse). I just find it speaks to me better, and makes the ritual more powerful.

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