ivan at torpid.com
Mon May 20 16:18:22 PDT 2002
I suggest "pack" to play off the phonetic "wolf".
On Mon, 20 May 2002, Fitch, Chester wrote:
> Remember that Beowulf was an ancient celtic warrior... As far a I know, the
> Celts weren't too big on lots of people in a war party -- they tended to do
> individual combat, mostly. So in this sense talking about multiple Beowulfs
> together is a bit contradictory (Beowulf did his thing alone).
> But - anybody enough of a linguist to know what the ancient Celtic word for
> "war party" was?
> Baring that, how about: a "clan of Beowulfs"
> (I was tempted to suggest "family", but that's been overworked - your
> listener would probably think there is some kind of relatedness between them
> (as in "the VAX family of processors"..)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tim.Hayton at vodafone.com [mailto:Tim.Hayton at vodafone.com]
> > Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 3:14 AM
> > To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> > Subject: Collective beowulf
> > Anyone know what the correct term for several Beowulfs is? I
> > couldn't decide
> > between 'Beowulfs' and 'Beowulves'. And is there a
> > collective noun? ... A
> > 'pack of Beowulves' perhaps? Or maybe a 'metacluster'?
> > In anticipation of some sensible and silly suggestions
> > Tim
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