Monday, April 25, 2011

Orthograph #131 - Christ is Risen!

24 comments:

J.D. said...

Is Pig Latin not acceptable due to dietary law?

The Poor Blogger said...

There's also pig Greek.

So ... how do you say it in Klingon? Christ-plah?

rebeccaam said...

Hu'ta' QISt! Hu'bejta'!

rebeccaam said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paschal_greeting

mcommini2 said...

I would feel relieved at falling on the lower end of the scale of "Orthogeekiness" if I didn't secretly suspect that reading a blog post on Orthogeekiness automatically notches your position up by 2.

Allan said...

STREET VERSION OF RESURRECTION GREETING:
Word up!
RESPONSE:
Word!

s-p said...

The ELVIS greeting:
"Jesus has left the grave."
Response: "He's a hunka-hunka burnin' love!"

nothinghypothetical.com said...

I object, Elvish is not more Geeky than Klingon. Now where do lojban and esperanto fall? And does my knowledge of their existence (and that Elvish is two different languages Sindarin and Quenya) blow me right of the edge of the scale.

And yes, I've created my own invented language. "Ballaak dasada! Nakol dusid!"

:)

margaret said...

I love the street version... I'm going to try it on my goddaughter today.

And, David, I had been worried about Sindarin as I only know it in Quenya. Also I seem to have jumped from dead languages to Elvish, please tell me I don't have to go back and take the class in Klingon.

Allan said...

Everyone that reads this blog is obviously GEEK Orthodox!!!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Latin isn't a totally dead language as we speak it in my house, however badly, as DD3 and I are learning it together :-)

Christus surrexit !
Vere surrexit !

Cha said...

My parish usually exchanges the greeting in three languages each year, but I admit that I'm not sure why, at least for the sake of unity we don't stick to one.

One of those things I'm not destined to fully understand, I guess. Or maybe some day I will ...

j.f.w said...

I like heritage and all... being the dumb American that I am, not have traveled outside the US for anything other than military service (and Canada where they let me get by with my crappy English) I like English as the language of the Liturgy. I understand it and it is not distracting, I understand Pascha is different from the rest of the year, yet when all the other languages start getting thrown around I am lost and then not really involved in the Liturgy, and I know it is not about me...

Ingemar said...

How to Paschal Greet in the language of Pizza:

The Crust has risen!
The Crust has risen indeed!

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Where do EBCDIC, ASCII, and Hexidecimal fall on the "curve"?

Jack said...

\\Is Pig Latin not acceptable due to dietary law?\\

No restrictions. This is a fast-free week.

Grace said...

I think you're going to need to add another contingent on your chart -- pronunciation considerations.

If you can say the greeting in the basics -- English, Slavonic, Arabic, Greek -- but mangle them so bad that native-speakers can't recognize the language, your geek quotient goes down but your American quotient goes up.

Dn Ryan said...

I believe the more accurate street version response is "fo shizzle!"

JeffHolton said...

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priest's wife said...

I don't want to say it in Klingon- but Elvish! Sign me up! :)

Anonymous said...

Chralfist alfis ralfisalfen!
Tralfulalfy Halfe alfis ralfisalfen!

Alf is my favorite language. My favorite name in alf is Ralfolf Alfandalfersalfon.

TeddyG said...

@Cha - the use of different languages illustrates a progression of the faith. The first choral tropar of the liturgy on Pascha is sung Greek, Latin, Slavonic in many parishes to show the spreading out into many lands. And now "mythical" places as well.

Anonymous said...

I paid $150.00 to have "Christ is Risen" tattooed on my calf in Chinese, but apparently got "Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas" instead.

s-p said...

Anon, ROTFL! At least it was fastworthy. :)