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Linden:
I found this
http://www.oldenglishword.com/
which may be useful to some.  A word of caution - it gives no indication of which word might be more appropriate in a particular context. It's worth looking up the word you pick (where there is more than one given) and checking for its applicability to the context in which you wish to use it.

David:
 
This looks like a useful addition. I agree that when looking up any word or phrase, check by translating back.
 
Having said that, I tried several words and phrases that I have been struggling with recently and it did not come up with a single suggestion for any of them.

Linden:

--- Quote from: David on November 03, 2013, 05:50:02 PM --- 
..............................Having said that, I tried several words and phrases that I have been struggling with recently and it did not come up with a single suggestion for any of them.

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If you put them on the Gegaderung, maybe someone can help?

David:
 

--- Quote from: Linden on November 03, 2013, 05:55:48 PM ---
--- Quote from: David on November 03, 2013, 05:50:02 PM --- 
..............................Having said that, I tried several words and phrases that I have been struggling with recently and it did not come up with a single suggestion for any of them.

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If you put them on the Gegaderung, maybe someone can help?

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I did decide on translations but you might suggest better ones. The words were plumber, dentist, calendar, drift and slip; the phrases were time drift and time slip. The only one the site gave an answer for was slip where it suggested aslīdan but I wanted a noun, or possibly an adjective. I suppose I could have used asliden but I went for something else. The words I used were:-
Plumber  –  wætermann/lēadgota
Dentist  –  tōþlǣce
Calendar  –  ġerīmbōc
Drift  –  floten
Slip  –  slide
So for time drift/time slip I wondered about floten tīma or tīmaslide.
 
Any suggestions?
 
 
 
 
 

Linden:
 
I don't really think you need much help.  Perhaps lead-wyrhta might be better than lead-gota for plumber but lead-gota has the advantage of being listed in Bosworth&Toller (as a 'lead-founder').  Just being picky really - a founder seems to me to imply someone working in a foundry rather than out and about as a plumber?


If what you are looking for is the unpredictable element of 'drift' or 'slide', have you looked at 'wandrian', 'wandlung' and 'wendan' which incorporate many meanings of 'shift' (ed..,oþ-....,.....)?

As for the concept of 'time', it all depends upon the context.  Since you mentioned a calendar, you may be looking for precision?  The following list of terms other than 'tima' and 'tid' may help (or not):-

byre - a time, a season, an event...
cerr/cyrr - a turn, a time......
f æc/fec - interval of time
fierst/first/fyrst - an interval of time (appears more measured than fæc?)
hand-hwil - a moment
hwil - a while, a space of time
hwil-fæc - a space of time
hwil-stycce - short piece of time
hwil-þrag - a space of time
ild - an age, an era, a period of time
sæl - a time, an occasion
stefn - a fixed time, a turn
stund - a while, a time, an hour
tæl-mearc - a date
þrag - a time, a season

Incidentally, Harry Ball wrote a great article on the calendar and measurement of time which used to be on the old web-site.  I don't know whether this might be rediscovered somewhere?



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