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David Larkin
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No, really an old English meeting place is called a moot point. Sounds much better than a thing to me. I assume the translators just weren't aware of the word.
 
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The game is about Vikings not Englishman.
They called it ting, only the h is questionable.
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Zark wrote:
No, really an old English meeting place is called a moot point. Sounds much better than a thing to me. I assume the translators just weren't aware of the word.


It's a thing.
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1869 wrote:
The game is about Vikings not Englishman.
They called it ting, only the h is questionable.


Yeah, our parliament here in Denmark is for example called "folketinget", where "folke" means "people".
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This whole ting is a moot point in English or Scandinavian.
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Here's the relevant entry on Wikipedia.
 
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Zark wrote:
No, really an old English meeting place is called a moot point. Sounds much better than a thing to me. I assume the translators just weren't aware of the word.


You assume that the word Thing got translated from German to English. False.
 
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'Thing' is an appropriate term, it didn't need translating further. Relatedly, the Manx parliament is still called the Tynwald today.
 
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mortenmdk wrote:
Here's the relevant entry on Wikipedia.


If forgot to actually post in the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thing_(assembly)
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1869 wrote:
The game is about Vikings not Englishman.
They called it ting, only the h is questionable.

You know those emigrations in the game, well a lot of them ended up in Britain and a lot of Norse words made their way into the English language so it seemed likely that it came from there. I still prefer the idea of a moot rather than a thing, it sounds more medieval
 
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