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#41 Peter Connan

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 06:30 PM

Thank you all very much.

@Tom Kellie, a hand-written christmass card no less! Thank you.

@Patty, thank you very much for your kind wishes.

@xelas, thank you for that excellent suggestion. Just in case i can pronounce it correctly, what is the Slovenian translation?
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Posted 18 December 2016 - 06:50 PM

@Peter Connan

 

Slovenian word is most probably very tough to be pronounced  :) . Below are translations/meaning of Precious in slovenian:

 

Dragocen - very valuable

Veliko pomeniti komu - very valuable to someone

 

 

What leads me to this name?

 

1. Precious - for something that will allow your family to spent more quality time together travelling

2. Precious - for something that a lot of handwork and knowledge was invested in

3. Precious - for its technical aspects

4. Precious - for this word can be spoken in a very soft voice, and soft voice is what we associates with you

 

As an adjective in Slovenian language this word can be used n both masculine and feminine form; I am using it in a feminine form because women are the strongest ones, and the reliable ones, and you want your trailer to be both.

 

I would love to see the word hand-written by @Tom Kellie with his now famous Montblanc fountain pen! Then you can scan it and make a long sticker for the lateral sides.

 

 

Of course, only a humble suggestion.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 07:00 PM

Congratulations Peter, a job well done! As a man without any practical talents whatsoever I am thoroughly impressed. But ... Precious? Call it "my preciouss" then? Have the two of you never read Lord of the Rings? :-)
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Posted 19 December 2016 - 03:38 AM

@Peter Connan

 

Slovenian word is most probably very tough to be pronounced  :) . Below are translations/meaning of Precious in slovenian:

 

Dragocen - very valuable

Veliko pomeniti komu - very valuable to someone

 

 

What leads me to this name?

 

1. Precious - for something that will allow your family to spent more quality time together travelling

2. Precious - for something that a lot of handwork and knowledge was invested in

3. Precious - for its technical aspects

4. Precious - for this word can be spoken in a very soft voice, and soft voice is what we associates with you

 

As an adjective in Slovenian language this word can be used n both masculine and feminine form; I am using it in a feminine form because women are the strongest ones, and the reliable ones, and you want your trailer to be both.

 

I would love to see the word hand-written by @Tom Kellie with his now famous Montblanc fountain pen! Then you can scan it and make a long sticker for the lateral sides.

 

 

Of course, only a humble suggestion.

 

@xelas, it is common here for people to name their vehicles in one of the local languages. It is also common for that name to be one of the local wildlife.

 

On the one hand, I like the idea, but using Slovenian would "add a whole new dimension". And as for the second, there are too many animal names already. If it were, it would have to be a bird, probably either a Bee-eater or a Kingfisher.

But Dragocen (Google has taught me how to pronounce it, hopefully correctly) is so much better, for three reasons: 1) I like your reasoning, 2) I like the sound and 3) Only those let into the secret would understand. 

So obviously I need to get ministerial permission from the minister of home affairs, but assuming that she will like it (or at least not object too strongly), how about it @Tom Kellie, are you prepared to assist with your Montblanc and your wonderful handwriting?


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 03:50 AM

But Dragocen (Google has taught me how to pronounce it, hopefully correctly) is so much better, for three reasons: 1) I like your reasoning, 2) I like the sound and 3) Only those let into the secret would understand. 

So obviously I need to get ministerial permission from the minister of home affairs, but assuming that she will like it (or at least not object too strongly), how about it @Tom Kellie, are you prepared to assist with your Montblanc and your wonderful handwriting?

 

~ @Peter Connan

 

Dragocen”?

 

Printed or cursive?

 

Large or small?

 

Tom K.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:00 AM

@Tom Kellie, printed, definately!

 

As for size, I already know where I want to put it. The space is 650mm long and 110mm high.

 

And as I am sitting here on my porch, getting ready to leave for work for the last week of the year, I am hearing both Diederick's and Red-chested Cuckoo, in among the turtle doves, laughing doves, crested Barbet and Bulbuls.

 

Africa's a tough country!


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#47 Tom Kellie

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:07 AM

And as I am sitting here on my porch, getting ready to leave for work for the last week of the year, I am hearing both Diederick's and Red-chested Cuckoo, in among the turtle doves, laughing doves, crested Barbet and Bulbuls.

 

~ And a partridge in a pear tree?

 

Tom K.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:14 AM

@Tom Kellie, pear trees are scarce in my neighborhood, but i hope there is one somewhere!

Ministerial permission has been granted.

Tom, i think you need to write it at a normal size, then photograph it at best resolution 0(if there is some file sharing service that is not blocked where you live), and we will enlarge it suitably from there.

If you try to write it too large, the lines could end up very thin?

Thank you and @xelas very much.
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Posted 19 December 2016 - 08:01 AM

@Peter Connan , I would suggest you to use the feminine versions i.e. Dragocena . Because when you will address your trailer somewhere in the middle of nowhere, you should be gentle to it, same as you would be to a woman.

 

And this word has then two "parts" Drago + cena And first part many of local will understand. Which is not a bad thing. 

 

If going for the bird name, and again using an exotic language like Slovenian, my suggestion is "Vodomec" = Kingfisher


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 08:05 AM

@michale-ibk

 

 

Of course I am aware of LOTR. But I do not associate the word with "my precious" and Gollum. Maybe with the ring itself, and how it send Frodo on his fantastic journeys through the Third World.



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 01:35 PM

Thanks @xelas. I was not aware that the word would have different forms for different sexes. Of course it would be female. Calling a vehicle by a masculin name (except for Chuck Norris) would be unthinkable.

@michael-ibk, while i am aware of LOTR, i have never watched nor read it. However, if you have ever heard my 14 year old daughter say the words "my precious" in her best LOTR inflection, you will never again want to use that particular combination of words...
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 12:02 AM

What a brilliant achievement and I get a feeling of freedom just looking at it.  May you have many wonderful trips in your new rig.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:58 AM

Thank you very much for the kind words and great wish Hillary @twaffle


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:02 AM

Dragocena.jpg

 

 


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:08 AM

Very good, @Tom Kellie ! I like the version #4 best; if you could add a letter D that would be similar to how you wrote it in version #3.



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:28 AM

Thank you very much @Tom Kellie
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:35 AM

First camp. Boxing day 2016:

 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:28 PM

Looks like a Christmas tree - lovely and full of pleasant surprises!
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:38 PM

Hurrah! Happy Camping @Peter Connan

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:59 AM

Thank you very much @Towlersonsafari


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