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Let's agree on spelling the Sept....... thingy.

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  1. lpblasch

    lpblasch IncGamers Member

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    Let's agree on spelling the Sept....... thingy.

    When I recently finished my seventh character, I proudly announced the feat, but I admit I struggled with finding the correct spelling for that event. I used the search function, and discovered the following variations:
    Septeverate
    Septevirate
    Septevirite
    Septaverate
    Septavirate

    Well, I don't pretend to be a Latin scholar, and perhaps I missed the thread which establishes how it should be spelled. Perhaps the word is an invented term just for SPF.
    What we are after here is a connotation of seven-ness, and while I couldn't find a specific Latin reference, here are some thoughts:

    Seven is always SEPTEM (numbers don't get declension)
    Septemviri was a guild or group of seven people.
    Using triumvirate as a group of "three men", a SEPTEMVIRATE would be a group of seven, usually political leaders.

    So, my vote would be for SEPTEMVIRATE unless there is an agreed SPF usage. Maybe we can ger Shannon, who teaches 7th and 8th grade Latin, to wade in here.
     
  2. Drystan

    Drystan IncGamers Member

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    Wow, I thought it was Septumvirate...

    I like Septemviri or Septemvirate.
     
  3. PSYCHO

    PSYCHO IncGamers Member

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    Septemviri sounds like we've all come down with a weekly infection of genital herpes. I vote for a more Diablol version of the above:

    Spetumvirate.
     
  4. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    *cough* Amazon, Sorceress, Assassin *cough* female.
    Doesn't latin have quite strict rules on genders? If so, a complete term for the whole group may not be possible.
     
  5. Aerwynd

    Aerwynd IncGamers Member

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    Bah, you stole mine Psycho!!!

    Anyway... Well, the way you explained it, it makes sense to use Septemvirate...

    Aerwynd
     
  6. Nightfish

    Nightfish IncGamers Member

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    The first guy who did this (actually I'm not sure if he ever finished his or not, though) called it a "Septavirate" and therefore I spelled all 4.57 of my Septs like that too. And, just like I did with the reform on spelling of the german language, I will continue to spell it the way I have always spelled it.

    (On a sidenote: In your face, Rechtschreibreform! Go to hell! Go to hell and die!)
     
  7. salvo

    salvo IncGamers Member

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    I know little its etimology but septavirate sounds good :thumbsup:
     
  8. FrostBurn

    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    Wow. Someone actually cares about correct spelling. Eet s so nice tat ppl stil want to spel proparly n want to use puncduation and gramar and know how to writ using propah sentinces dat r not confoosing and dun hurt otha ppl s eyes when they actualy botha insted off not making efort @ all dunno wat is hapening to ppl at skool nowadays u think they will get a job if they spel wrongly?

    Septum is a thin membrane that divides an organ e.g. nasal septum. Septa is the plural of septum.

    Seven is septem in Latin. However, a quick search brought this up:
    septumdecim : seventeen
    septuaginta : seventy
    septem : seven
    septiformus : sevenfold

    It appears that, like English, there are a lot of variations and subtleties in Latin, which would make it more difficult to come up with the correct word to describe our party of seven.

    I too spelt it as septavirate, but that was just an assumption brought to light by this thread.
     
  9. salvo

    salvo IncGamers Member

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    Alpha, beta, gamma, tetra, hexa, septa, okta, etc.... sounds logical and proper me think to use septavirate... :scratch:
     
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    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

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    So are we going to use Greek or Latin here? :scratch:
     
  11. Cattleya

    Cattleya IncGamers Member

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    I thought that was the generally accepted spelling around here. (After I post this I'll have to look at my Sig to see if I got it "right.") I don't thing anyone ever claimed it was a real word. :grin:
     
  12. Kefir-Tribe

    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

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    On a related note; where does the word 'twinked' come from? It might be obvious to native English speakers but it sure as hell isn't in my dictionary.
     
  13. zarfen

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    As it isnt a real word, I think we should spell it gronkaré.

    ~Peaceout
     
  14. somethingsin

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    Seeing as the inspiration for the word is triumvirate, it might be useful to get a similar list for the latin word for three. I don't know where you got that list, so I hereby request that you either make one for three or list your source, if we can do it ourselves using that. (assuming it's an internet-based source)
     
  15. FrostBurn

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    I'll do both.

    ter : three times, thrice.
    tres tria : three.
    tricesimus : triduana : lasting three days.
    triduana : lasting three days.
    triduanus : three days' duration, lasting three days.
    triduum : a period of three days.

    Source: http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Latin/

    Edit: Triumvirate: The word stems from triumvir (which refers to each of its three members), from Old Latin phrase trium virum, genitive plural of tres viri "three men," from tres "three" + viri, plural of vir "man". (Source: wikipedia)
     
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    jrlafrance IncGamers Member

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    This. NOT to be confused with this.
     
  17. Aerwynd

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    jrla --> Both are the same link
     
  18. FrostBurn

    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    I'm confused...:confused1:
     
  19. Jude

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    I think maybe he meant the second link to go to the definition meaning "gay, pretty, young man" which is definitely not how the term is used here, mostly. ;)

    It seems from the first link, that most people use the gaming term twink in a much harsher way than the people here do...

    Jude
     
  20. FrostBurn

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    It isn't?? :shocked:
     

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