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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 3:03 pm    Post subject: Pronouncing Oakeshott Typology         Reply with quote

I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this but I am starting to study Oakeshott's typology. The one that I'm a bit confused about is how one would verbally say them. I'm assuming you just say the number that corresponds with the Roman numeral but I am not certain. I'd rather clear this up here than say it incorrectly infront of someone who knows their sh...stuff. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Pronouncing Oakeshott Typology         Reply with quote

Joshua Reptsik wrote:
I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this but I am starting to study Oakeshott's typology. The one that I'm a bit confused about is how one would verbally say them. I'm assuming you just say the number that corresponds with the Roman numeral but I am not certain. I'd rather clear this up here than say it incorrectly infront of someone who knows their sh...stuff. Thanks!


Just say the numbers: XVIII = "eighteen," XVIa = "Sixteen A," etc. You probably already know this but we have a whole series of articles on the Oakeshott Typology. The last one, Type XVII (seventeen Happy ) will be published in the coming weeks.

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 3:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now I know. Thanks for the timely answer.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You're not the only one who ever wondered about that! For a while there I wondered if it was "Type Ex-Vee" or "Type Fifteen." I decided the latter by default but this is the first time I've been reasonable sure of that :-)
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While we're at it, I've got a similar question. Is the I:33 manuscript pronouced I (like eye) or 1? I'm honestly glad I've never had a reason to talk about it in person because I have no idea what to call it.

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kenton Spaulding wrote:
While we're at it, I've got a similar question. Is the I:33 manuscript pronouced I (like eye) or 1? I'm honestly glad I've never had a reason to talk about it in person because I have no idea what to call it.

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Yeah, I have the same question, considering I've seen instructions to say it both ways on seperate websites. Personally, I think "one-thirty-three" makes more sence, as its supposedly the museum catalogue number, but "eye-thirty-three" is awfly tempting to say.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric Allen wrote:
Personally, I think "one-thirty-three" makes more sence, as its supposedly the museum catalogue number,


Yep, that's exactly right.

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 5:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

According to the Royal Armouries who own the manuscript and who gave it its catalogue name, the I is a roman numeral one, not the letter I.

So one thirty three.

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