USS Aventine

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  1. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That is not what I was expecting. David, but thanks.
     
  2. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    I've been drawing some sketches of the good ship Aventine, but as I don't have a scanner, it will have to wait till I go to the library and scan it in!
     
  3. fleetcaptain

    fleetcaptain Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Can't wait to see those sketches. Just curious to what everyone is thinking of how the Aventine looks.
     
  4. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    It's a design I've had in my head for years now, if I was able to enter the Titan competition I would have used it and I tended to sketch it when I was in boring lectures at uni!
     
  5. Sto-Vo-Kory

    Sto-Vo-Kory Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Has it been explained anywhere who or what the Aventine is named after?

    Just curious.
     
  6. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    yes, one of the seven hills outside Rome.
     
  7. Sto-Vo-Kory

    Sto-Vo-Kory Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Okay. Thank you.
     
  8. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Specifically, the hills include Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, and Viminal.
     
  9. Osquevel

    Osquevel Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Are the "ine" suffixes pronounced "een" or "eye-n" (as in, "Aven-teen" or "Aven-tigh-n" (oh, good ol' Colonel one-eye) ... er, wrong show...
     
  10. Christopher

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    My dictionary says that the latter is the preferred pronunciation of "Aventine" (and I think I heard Dave pronounce it that way at Shore Leave), but lists the former as an option too. The others are pronounced with the "eye" sound, at least in English.
     
  11. Trent Roman

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    Really? These are, admittedly, not common words, but I've heard Palantine a few times, it was with the -een pronouncion, not the -eyn one.

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  12. Christopher

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    ^^That was my assumption too (although it's Palatine, as in "of the palace," not "Palantine"), but the dictionary says it's a long-I sound. I would imagine that it had more of an "ee" sound in the original Latin, though. So pronouncing it that way may be more of a classical affectation than an error.
     
  13. David Mack

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    I pronounce it as if the last syllable of Aventine rhymes with "shine".
     
  14. BrotherBenny

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    Shouldn't it be Aventian, so it rhymes with stygian??

    *runs*
     
  15. Osquevel

    Osquevel Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Shiny, thanks.
     
  16. Trent Roman

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    Take it away, Seven of Nine and the evil EMH:

    "On a planet, in a desert,
    Excavating Columbine,
    Was a captain, ten life long-lived,
    And her starship, Aventine.
    Oh my darling, oh my darling,
    Oh my darling Aventine:
    Slipstream engine lets you travel
    Through the quadrant in record time..."

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman

    (P.S. Yes, I know it's Columbia... poetic license)
     
  17. JD

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  18. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Why not:

    On a planet, in a desert,
    With a vessel from old times

    Which fits the meter, rhymes, and doesn't provide false information. :)
     
  19. Trent Roman

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    'Cause I was already using 'time' to rhyme later on. Also, I got to keep 'excavating', which is in the original. :) How would you see the rest of it go?

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  20. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Oh, it's fine, I was just suggesting an alternative to misspelling Columbia's name for the sake of a rhyme. :)
     

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