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Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:04 am
by gm10
Moem wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:48 am
absque fenestris wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Ursula - is at least in Europe a problem (in my opinion a big one...)
I have no idea what problem you mean.
Yeah, me neither, besides two members of my family have a variation of that name, so don't diss it.
Moem wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:48 am
Uhura
I was actually very surprised nobody had brought that one up yet. ;)

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:30 am
by cliffcoggin
gm10 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:04 am
Moem wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:48 am
absque fenestris wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Ursula - is at least in Europe a problem (in my opinion a big one...)
I have no idea what problem you mean.
Yeah, me neither, besides two members of my family have a variation of that name, so don't diss it.
It's not far from Ursula to Ursa which is Latin for bear. Make of that what you will.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:20 pm
by gm10
cliffcoggin wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:30 am
gm10 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:04 am
Moem wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:48 am

I have no idea what problem you mean.
Yeah, me neither, besides two members of my family have a variation of that name, so don't diss it.
It's not far from Ursula to Ursa which is Latin for bear. Make of that what you will.
And bear is offensive? I still don't get it. :?

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:04 pm
by Pjotr
gm10 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:04 am
Moem wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:48 am
absque fenestris wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Ursula - is at least in Europe a problem (in my opinion a big one...)
I have no idea what problem you mean.
Yeah, me neither
He probably means the *cough* less than stellar Ursula von der Leyen... :shock:

Anyway: "Ursula" reminds me first and foremost of my aunt Ulla (full name: Ursula). She was a good lady.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:13 pm
by gm10
Pjotr wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:04 pm
He probably means the *cough* less than stellar Ursula von der Leyen... :shock:
Oh lol, now that makes so much more sense than the bear reference. Well, you know my opinion about her, but I don't think that should affect Linux distribution naming.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:19 pm
by cliffcoggin
Pjotr wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:04 pm
He probably means the *cough* less than stellar Ursula von der Leyen...
Stellar? Well the Great Bear is a constellation of stars and hence stellar by definition.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:42 pm
by Plons
I would love to see a reference to that wholly remarkable book, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In fact, the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor.
Tricia (McMillan) or
Trillian (same person in a different universe. Not parallel BTW)

Touchwood would be fine too, but was it female ??

Another vote for Ursa for the next generation :)
Minor or Major ....

Nard

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:46 pm
by Pjotr
[nit-picking mode] In Latin, "bear" is "ursus", not "ursa". [/nit-picking mode] :wink:

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:53 pm
by Plons
Hehe ... I got it from that wholly remarkable book. Douglas Adams speaks of Ursa Minor so it must be correct :lol:

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:49 pm
by gm10
Pjotr wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:46 pm
[nit-picking mode] In Latin, "bear" is "ursus", not "ursa". [/nit-picking mode] :wink:
[nit-picking nit-picking mode] Ursa is the female form. Foreign concept to the English language, but I thought you'd have that in Dutch. [/nit-picking nit-picking mode]

(finally it pays off to have learned latin in school :lol:)

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:55 pm
by lsemmens
Is there a problem? I've no issues with 19.3 as a name, in fact, I'd have to look up what it's "name" is let alone upcoming, or for that fact, old, names.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:29 am
by Portreve
karlchen wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Tracy - Trisha - Trixi e.g. are more compatible with my ears than Trina is. The more so, because visually it is too similar to tina.
Too late for a change I guess.
There is a YouTube channel called Don't Trust The Rabbit, run by a gal from the north of Germany, Trixi. Very nice lady, very thoughtful videos. It would be cool beyond words if a future release was called "Trixi" and I would certainly send her an email about it. :lol:

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:29 am
by Moem
Plons wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:42 pm
I would love to see a reference to that wholly remarkable book, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In fact, the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor.
Tricia (McMillan) or
Trillian (same person in a different universe. Not parallel BTW)
Tricia would have fit the 'rules' for 19.3. It starts with a T, ends with an A, and alphabetically it comes after Tina. So that would have worked.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:27 am
by Portreve
Plons wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:42 pm
I would love to see a reference to that wholly remarkable book, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In fact, the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor.
Tricia (McMillan) or
Trillian (same person in a different universe. Not parallel BTW)

Touchwood would be fine too, but was it female ??

Another vote for Ursa for the next generation :)
Minor or Major ....

Nard
As long as I've got my towel, that's got my vote.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:45 am
by Pjotr
gm10 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:49 pm
(finally it pays off to have learned latin in school :lol:)
So did I, but I had never heard that there existed a female form of ursus.... but indeed: "ursa" *is* being used for two stellar constellations.

If it's valid, "Ursula" must literally mean "little she-bear". Pure Latin, but originally exclusively used in Germanic languages. We live in a strange and wondrous world. Well, one lives and learns....

Now let's try to explain to those English why the Dutch and German words for "girl" (Dutch: "meisje", German: "Mädchen"), are neutral instead of feminine. :lol:

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:49 am
by Moem
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:45 am
Now let's try to explain to those English why the Dutch and German words for "girl" (Dutch: "meisje", German: "Mädchen"), are neutral instead of feminine. :lol:
Because they're in the diminutive form. Done!

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:53 am
by Pjotr
Moem wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:49 am
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:45 am
Now let's try to explain to those English why the Dutch and German words for "girl" (Dutch: "meisje", German: "Mädchen"), are neutral instead of feminine. :lol:
Because they're in the diminutive form. Done!
Fun spoiler! :twisted:

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:51 pm
by dorsetUK
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:53 am
Moem wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:49 am
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:45 am
Now let's try to explain to those English why the Dutch and German words for "girl" (Dutch: "meisje", German: "Mädchen"), are neutral instead of feminine. :lol:
Because they're in the diminutive form. Done!
Fun spoiler! :twisted:
Sorry 'bout this, but I gave two hours.

WOT THE HELL R ALL U DEMNED FOREIGNERS DOIN. tHIS IS AN iNGLISH SPEKIN FORUM AN i'M iNGRISH AN UR ALL TELLING ME HOW TO SPEKE iNGRISH. dIMUNTIVE INDEED - WOT THE BLINKIN ELL IS A DIMINUTIVE FORM.

Jon, who doesn't want to dimuntise anyone.

PS If diminutise doesn't exist - well - it does now!

PPS I studied Latin for 3 three years - never got the hang of it. Or any foreign language. Or computers. Or life.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:34 pm
by Portreve
This is why my cat has no hope for the human race.

I tried explaining to him once why we humans write down our meows. I also tried explaining to him there are completely different sets of human meows — like Ingrish, or Dutch, or Deutsch, or even French — and I swear, he looked at me like I had two heads. Seriously.

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:59 pm
by Plons
@Portreve:
Did he like his fish ?

I still wonder what happened to Zaniwoop after Zaphod and Trillian took off with the Heart of Gold.
But that is OffTopic :roll: