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Author Topic: The Art Of Using Etymology For Creating Steampunk Technological Term  (Read 993 times)
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« on: August 01, 2015, 08:57:16 pm »

I discover than if you etymologicly decompose the name of a technology, you obtain quite a steamy result.

For instance:

Phonic Telegraph: Telephone

Visual Telegraph: Television

Photoic Grapher : Photographic Apparel

Heloid Wing:Helicopter

Aerial Planer: (Aero)Plane

Air Craft: Aircraft (Duh !)

International Network: Internet

Ethereal Web: Etherweb

Amberic: Electronic

Amberic Mail: E-mail

Automatic Information Processing: Informatic

Automatic Information Processing Phonic Telegraph: I-Phone

Automatic Information Processing Pod: I-Pod

Your Tube: Youtube

The Face Book: Facebook

Telegram-Adjoined Instants: Instangram

Want to continue this little game ?

« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 09:43:43 pm by chicar » Logged

The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 02:41:34 pm »

If you combine the etymology aspects with a thesaurus you might be able to push it even further.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 04:41:27 pm »

This art can also apply to how a historic person might hear a modern term.

Digital, pertaining to fingers.
Computer, a machine, or formerly a person, that does computations.

digital computer, a person who does math on their fingers.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2015, 01:07:06 am »

whew, a spurious 'n' and 'i', and we'd be talking about insects...Wink

nothing comes to mind, though I'd like to see a rigible some day...Wink


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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 08:22:43 pm »

I actually need some of these for my novel. I don't want to call bombs bombs, I want to call them... I dunno. Bombardment packages? Bombardiments? But then it all becomes too fruity.

EDIT: On a sidenote I used to think of my ipod as my "International Podulator."
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2015, 04:45:11 pm »

I actually need some of these for my novel. I don't want to call bombs bombs, I want to call them... I dunno. Bombardment packages? Bombardiments? But then it all becomes too fruity.

EDIT: On a sidenote I used to think of my ipod as my "International Podulator."
Bombards?
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 05:29:47 am »

If you mean bombs as in terrorist devices or IEDs, an alternate Victorian term was 'infernal devices'.

For those contrivances to be dropped from one's dirigible, might I suggest 'aerial torpedoes'?
Historically the 'torpedo' was any explosive charge sent towards an enemy, e.g. even an explosives-packed ram affixed to the front of a ship to detonate as it struck the target was a 'torpedo'. The term then moved to the 'submarine-launched tin-fish' that replaced the explosive-ram concept and has lost its original wider usage.
An original torpedo boat with package out front:
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 11:17:08 am »


Bombards?

'infernal devices'.

For those contrivances to be dropped from one's dirigible, might I suggest 'aerial torpedoes'?


Ooh, I am liking bombards and infernal devices very much indeed! Yes. Thankyou.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2015, 02:50:33 pm »

wondering why I wasn't following this.
so now following this.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2015, 08:19:19 pm »

If you mean bombs as in terrorist devices or IEDs, an alternate Victorian term was 'infernal devices'.

For those contrivances to be dropped from one's dirigible, might I suggest 'aerial torpedoes'?
Historically the 'torpedo' was any explosive charge sent towards an enemy, e.g. even an explosives-packed ram affixed to the front of a ship to detonate as it struck the target was a 'torpedo'. The term then moved to the 'submarine-launched tin-fish' that replaced the explosive-ram concept and has lost its original wider usage.
An original torpedo boat with package out front:



This.

by the title of the thread, this post nails the deeper meaning.

By digging into the origin of the word/phrase we come upon actual language used back then that have the right feeling and atmosphere we all intend to convey.

Making up long names for modern things that use the same fragments of the word, misses the mark I feel.

Find out what musical contraptions might have been called back then and I bet a more apt and verisimilitudey phrasing will be found.



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