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What's in a name?

Postby Moonlight » Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:27 pm

A look at the German name 'Ludwig' its origins and meanings.

Ludwig is a venerable and ancient name.
Beginning in its Frankish form 'Chlodwig', the name Ludwig spread across the German Lands.
Like most names, it has a meaning.
Its two Old High German root words are 'hlut' meaning 'Loud', (and by inference, famous), and 'wig' meaning 'war' or 'struggle'.
So an approximate translation of 'Ludwig' would be 'Famous Warrior'.
Besides composers and kings the name 'Ludwig' has been the distinguished appellation of architects, writers, politicians and philosophers.

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The historical and linguistic background to Beethoven's given name is strikingly revealing, don't you think?
Beethoven as a 'famous warrior' image is very appropriate because his whole life and artistic development and terrible deafness, epitomized struggle.

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"God, who knows my innermost soul, and knows how sacredly I have fulfilled all the duties put upon me as man by humanity, God and nature will surely some day relieve me from these afflictions".

-Ludwig van Beethoven- ;)
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby bignaf » Tue Dec 23, 2003 6:52 pm

my name is the equivalent of Ludwig in a different language.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Dec 23, 2003 6:57 pm

Bignaf = Ludwig in Swahili?!! :D
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby bignaf » Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:09 pm

of course! :D
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby shostakovich » Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:22 pm

Hey Big Louie!

I think our hero's name translates to Louis Beetgarden.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Moonlight » Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:39 am

OMG - In the 19th century the French form of the name Ludwig is 'Louis' a German slang word for 'pimp' (Zuhalter).

Sorry dear Ludwig! ;)
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby haggis » Wed Dec 24, 2003 9:57 am

Moonlight,
That'll teach you to try to inject anything resembling culture or reasoned discourse on this board.

I’ve never met a sophisticated statement that couldn’t be cheapened, ridiculed or turned into the punch line for a joke, especially by Bignaf and OT.

I, of course, can generally keep myself above the fray and maintain a more measured and mature mien (Ed. DAMN fine alliteration, but telling “porkies” on Christmas Eve might not be the best idea you’ve had this year”

“What?” “You think I still believe in Santa and all that ‘Who’s naughty and nice, stuff?”

Ed. “Well, who hung up a stocking on the fireplace, then?”

“”Piffle, it’s a tradition”)



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Re: What's in a name?

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:01 pm

Originally posted by Haggis:
Moonlight,
That'll teach you to try to inject anything resembling culture or reasoned discourse on this board.

I’ve never met a sophisticated statement that couldn’t be cheapened, ridiculed or turned into the punch line for a joke, especially by Bignaf and OT.

I, of course, can generally keep myself above the fray and maintain a more measured and mature mien (Ed. DAMN fine alliteration, but telling “porkies” on Christmas Eve might not be the best idea you’ve had this year”

“What?” “You think I still believe in Santa and all that ‘Who’s naughty and nice, stuff?”

Ed. “Well, who hung up a stocking on the fireplace, then?”

“”Piffle, it’s a tradition”)



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I specialize in "cheapened"..... :D

So Haggis, is this a hit-and-run post? :p
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby bignaf » Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:06 pm

Originally posted by Haggis:
Moonlight,
That'll teach you to try to inject anything resembling culture or reasoned discourse on this board.

I’ve never met a sophisticated statement that couldn’t be cheapened, ridiculed or turned into the punch line for a joke, especially by Bignaf and OT.

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don't know why you're saying that here. I just said my real name is ther equivalent of Luidwig in a different language, which it is. I don't know what reasoned discourse you're refering to. Moonlight made a statement (which I knew previously) about which it is impossible to argue. and I mentioned that my name is also great warrior in a different language. if my post was in jest, it was pretty poor job.
as for the general statement you make, I don't think I'm that good at that. you give me undeserved credit.

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby piqaboo » Wed Dec 24, 2003 7:15 pm

bignaf,
take credit where you can get it!
Altoid - curiously strong.
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