Meshwesh minor errors and typos

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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by Andreas Johansson » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:31 pm

The Yuan lists have been infiltrated by Wade-Giles deviants. "Kan-t'ao-lu" should be Gantaolu and "Mengkuchun"* should be Menggu jun.

The latter phrase means "Mongol army", and the ethnic name is sometimes given its usual English form in otherwise pinyin contexts - e.g., Nei Mongol instead of Nei Menggu for Inner Mongolia - so I guess Mongol jun might be an alternative, but from googling a bit Menggu jun turns up less useless results.

* Actually, this isn't even proper W-G: should have been Meng-ku chün.
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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by David Kuijt » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:21 am

Andreas Johansson wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:31 pm
The latter phrase means "Mongol army", and the ethnic name is sometimes given its usual English form in otherwise pinyin contexts - e.g., Nei Mongol instead of Nei Menggu for Inner Mongolia - so I guess Mongol jun might be an alternative, but from googling a bit Menggu jun turns up less useless results.
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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by Andreas Johansson » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:11 am

Similarly, the Later Ming list has "Chuang" for pinyin Zhuang.

The Early list has "Chingwei" guards, which seems to be bad W-G for pinyin Jingwei (which apparently means "Capital Guard").
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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by jdesmond » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:12 am

Salutations !

Noted that the 'Roman Armenian' (245-428 AD) list has generals as 'Cataphracts or Elite Cavalry'. There do not, however, appear to be any Elite Cavalry included in the army list. Mayhaps the first component should say 'Cataphracts or Elite Cavalry, 1-3' ?

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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by David Kuijt » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:39 pm

jdesmond wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:12 am
Noted that the 'Roman Armenian' (245-428 AD) list has generals as 'Cataphracts or Elite Cavalry'. There do not, however, appear to be any Elite Cavalry included in the army list. Mayhaps the first component should say 'Cataphracts or Elite Cavalry, 1-3' ?
Thanks, John. The first component in the database said "Cataphract or Elite Horse" -- I changed it to "Cataphract or Elite Cavalry". Should work now. (Well, should work as soon as the modified version is uploaded).
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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by Andreas Johansson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:49 pm

They Jalayirid list lacks troop definitions.
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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by David Kuijt » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:04 pm

Andreas Johansson wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:49 pm
They Jalayirid list lacks troop definitions.
Fixed. A marker for that list wasn't set correctly.
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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by Andreas Johansson » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:59 pm

Another W-G infiltrator in the Xi Xia list: "Shen pi nu" in the final troop-type should be pinyin "Shenbi nu".
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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by David Kuijt » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:58 pm

Andreas Johansson wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Another W-G infiltrator in the Xi Xia list: "Shen pi nu" in the final troop-type should be pinyin "Shenbi nu".
Why can't all these ancient Asian peoples speak Canadian? :x
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Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Post by Andreas Johansson » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 pm

I believe the Canadian for the weapon would be "divine stock crossbow, eh".
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