ANNE ANNE LOCKHART
FORUM
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Are There Last Names In Colonial Society?
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ANNE LOCKHART Forum Index -> Battlestar Galactica
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Senmut
Persona Specialitas


Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 1330
Location: Soviet of Washington, ex-USA

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously, we need a new thread.

"Are there pizzas in Colonial society?"
_________________
"The dull mind rises to Truth through that which is material." -Suger

Et verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis: et vidimus gloriam ejus, gloriam quasi Unigenti a Patre, plenam gratiae et veritas.


Last edited by Senmut on Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:18 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MAD
Site Admin


Joined: 17 Feb 2006
Posts: 393
Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, shall I go on topic again? Wink

Since Galactica borrowed at least some things from ancient history and I happened to know something on the naming in Ancient Egypt... Could it be the names they go by is merely their common name and next to that they also have a religious name, kind of like a family name. The Ancient Egyptians never used their religious names anywhere except for in their tombs and religious texts so the gods knew which Ramses for instance was addressing them. The archeologist later used this to rank them Ramses I, II, III, etc. but in normal live they only went by the name Ramses.

Also it might be interesting to go into the fact that the names itself, also like in Ancient Egypt, have meaning and what these are. In Hebrew the word pronounced "Adama" means earth.
_________________
GALACTICA.TV | My Battlestar Galactica | Terry Carter - official site | Anne Lockhart - official site
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Senmut
Persona Specialitas


Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 1330
Location: Soviet of Washington, ex-USA

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yours is probably the closest hit yet. Adama would, in that system, be "Adama, son of...", similar in form to the Egyptian general "Amenhotep sa (son of) Hapu", or the Pharaoh "Sneferu sa Huni." As well as just "Adama", and whatever other names might apply. Whatever Clan, gens, sept, or other subdivision Colonial society divides the Tribes into, he would probably also have a name, relative to that unit.
Has anyone ever querried Larson on this point?
_________________
"The dull mind rises to Truth through that which is material." -Suger

Et verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis: et vidimus gloriam ejus, gloriam quasi Unigenti a Patre, plenam gratiae et veritas.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MAD
Site Admin


Joined: 17 Feb 2006
Posts: 393
Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senmut wrote:
Has anyone ever querried Larson on this point?


I'd much rather hear Terrence McDonnell's opinion on it. Wink
_________________
GALACTICA.TV | My Battlestar Galactica | Terry Carter - official site | Anne Lockhart - official site
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Senmut
Persona Specialitas


Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 1330
Location: Soviet of Washington, ex-USA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, since it was Larson's baby to begin with...
_________________
"The dull mind rises to Truth through that which is material." -Suger

Et verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis: et vidimus gloriam ejus, gloriam quasi Unigenti a Patre, plenam gratiae et veritas.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
epaddon



Joined: 12 Jul 2006
Posts: 711

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But McDonnell has a much better power of recall.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Senmut
Persona Specialitas


Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 1330
Location: Soviet of Washington, ex-USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must you alllllllllllllllllllllllways disagree with moi??????????
_________________
"The dull mind rises to Truth through that which is material." -Suger

Et verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis: et vidimus gloriam ejus, gloriam quasi Unigenti a Patre, plenam gratiae et veritas.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MAD
Site Admin


Joined: 17 Feb 2006
Posts: 393
Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, that was the reason why I said McDonnell in stead of Larson. If you heard McDonnell in the 1993 Galacticon panel and you also saw Larson's panel on that same con (I happen to have it all on video for easy look back), you know McDonnell is definitely the guy to talk to about stuff like this. McDonnell even still exactly knows where Larson at one point "goofed up" and explains the fans the whole senton story and why they suddenly made the senton-week a senton-minute and changing the secton-week into a senton.
_________________
GALACTICA.TV | My Battlestar Galactica | Terry Carter - official site | Anne Lockhart - official site
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
epaddon



Joined: 12 Jul 2006
Posts: 711

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely right, and it was amusing how the next day, Jim Carlson was apologizing at another panel for not being as good as McDonnell in the recall department.

That kind of great power of recall is *exactly* what any person in charge of a new Galactica project, be it in the filmed or print medium should have or be able to draw from.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Senmut
Persona Specialitas


Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 1330
Location: Soviet of Washington, ex-USA

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway, back to last names...
_________________
"The dull mind rises to Truth through that which is material." -Suger

Et verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis: et vidimus gloriam ejus, gloriam quasi Unigenti a Patre, plenam gratiae et veritas.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ANNE LOCKHART Forum Index -> Battlestar Galactica All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group