Alternate names for republican head of state

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Tio Paquete, May 27, 2019.

  1. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    *bites tongue*
     
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  2. Zen9 Well-Known Member

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    Well yes I've modernised the spelling to middle to modern English.
    Since things like 'dight' were actually spelt 'diht', much as right was spelled 'riht' high was hih etc...
    And Reeve was spelt slightly different too.

    And yes in haste otherwise I'd have written "free english north of the Humber" which I think was how it was written.
     
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  3. Wendell Wendell

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  4. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Don't forget you've changed the pronunciation too.
     
  5. Zen9 Well-Known Member

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    Getting a bit OTT there lad. Short bursts is all I get.
    You want better, you know what to do.
     
  6. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Well it's all my experience with Old English. I can't help but get annoyed when someone says something is Old English when it isn't. Add in follow up misspellings of places like Northumbria etc and it comes across a bit half-assed.
     
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  7. Anderman Donor

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    For the head of State "First Citizien" would work.
     
  8. Zen9 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm...half arsed hey.....well when you have the time.
     
  9. Brady Kj Well-Known Member

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    If those words had survived, their spelling would change too.
    Superintendent gave me ideas.
    Principal, comptroller.

    Ooh. And on an unrelated note, head clerk.

    [edit] If Old English didn't jam Gs into those words, whose fault is it?
     
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    Consul General
     
  11. Old Kentucky Well-Known Member

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    I've always been fond of Governor General. In a federal republic it acknowledges the component states while clearly indicting a national union.
     
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    Erstemann, Reichsgewähltmann, Staatshauptmann for Germany
     
  13. JMT Emperor of the Niners

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    Maybe some kind of prefix attached to "custodian"?
     
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    Or suffix:

    Custodian General?
    Custodian of the Land and its People?
    Custodian of the Law?

    How about another Native American derived term? High Mucky-muck (or Muckety-muck), although looking it up this seems to be related to food in some way?
     
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  15. Tio Paquete Well-Known Member

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    There was "grand sachem", which was adopted by some non-native organizations like Tammany Hall.
     
  16. Zen9 Well-Known Member

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    How about statesadministrator?
    Firststatesminister? (Danish translation)
    Oh and what was that Latin term
    .....imperator?
     
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    That made me laugh
     
  18. The Militant Doberman Well-Known Member

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    How about Voivode for an Eastern European-based republic? Or maybe a Hetman/Ataman if the hypothetical E.E. republic draws on the Cossacks for inspiration.
     
  19. Brady Kj Well-Known Member

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    Come to think of it, I've previously come up with a name for somebody who does what Queen Elizabeth does in a republic. That name is: mascot.
     
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    Secretary-General/General Secretary
    Chairman (of the Presidium/Council/et cetera)