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Forums -> Norse Paganism -> No english terms

No english terms
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Post # 1
I just wanted to ask if there is a reason why old norse/Icelandic/Scandivanian words are used instead of English translations
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Re: No english terms
By: / Beginner
Post # 2
Why would you use English terms for a culture that didn't speak English in that time?
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Re: No english terms
By: / Novice
Post # 3
If you could provide an example of what you mean, that would help.
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Re: No english terms
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 4
As was suggested, it is an old Norse/Icelandic/Scandinavian/Germanic religion. Why would be in English? Beyond this, some phrases in other languages lack a direct translation to English.
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Re: No english terms
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Post # 5
An example for you Kata: Utesit, Sitting Out. And somehow your replies were enlightening. Thank you
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Re: No english terms
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 6

Ah, in reference to one of my posts- since I used those terms. "Sitting Out" *is* the English term for Utiseta, which is why I included it. I try to include a rough english translation of what the terminology I use means if I am explaining something to someone unfamiliar with the practice. However, within the practice, we use the terminology as used by the culture our practice comes from- so there's not a need for English translation there.

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Re: No english terms
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Post # 7
English was not the language of the Germans Nordic scandivic Amy of them. Wh would you translate them in English. Personally the Ancient language I like best.
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Re: No english terms
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 8

Demonguy, do you really read and understand Old Norse?

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Re: No english terms
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Post # 9
How come I'm getting disturbed by it, and I'm a Scandivanian, but no one else seems to be bothered
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Re: No english terms
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 10

Bothered by using original terminology? I would love for us to be able to actually use the accent marks along with the correct terms as I prefer reading the material in their original languages (I am learning them, so it is a slower process).

And quite a few of us are Scandinavian as well (I'm Norwegian and Danish).

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