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About aestivius

Grandiloquent, pondersome and waxing poetic. I reflect on all matters linguistic, though mostly archaic and have a chief passion for poetry. By virtue of being British, my vital essences are mostly tea, specifically Early Grey, and rain. Jolly good!

Japanese Names

I find it fascinating how certain elements of the ancient naming traditions continue to this day in Japan, where samurai and the nobility typically had several sets of names, nowadays typically one set or two in the case of martial … Continue reading

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Prepare Thyselves for Englyshe Most Fierce and Awesome

Greetings and welcome to this first blog post in a series wherein I shall explore erroneous and gratuitous Shakespearean English in pop-culture. The allure of the Elizabethan tongue is a magnetic one and, frankly, for any playwright, author or script-author … Continue reading

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Linguistic Musings: Names

It is funny how names like Italian Girolamo can be derived from Hieronymus and French Etain from Stephanus. After all names are amongst the oldest word groups in all human languages resembling the very transformative nature of language that so … Continue reading

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Ægidius and BOB – Chaper 1

ÆGIDIUS AND BOB -A Cosmic Odyssey Chapter 1 – A Visitor Ægidius Appleby lit his pipe. He looked out upon the field where the barley danced with the cool west wind. The summer had been tough, but now the harvest … Continue reading

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Reges Mundorum

REGES MUNDORUM? – First contact (Written 05 – 03 – 2015) Sky, vast, fast and firm Buzzing little mankind Look up in awe, squirm! Far beyond the cloudy scope Transcending the familiar blue Therein lies our biggest hope Tho’ if … Continue reading

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Benchdweller (Danish Version)

Here is the original Danish version that Benchdweller is based off. Wrote it originally as part of a writing project for a university course, but soon grew into this short story. Bænkebo – Som en vandrende Stjerne Der var engang … Continue reading

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Benchdweller (A Rewrite)

Benchdweller – As a wandering star. There once upon a time was a bench in front of a shopping-centre. A lonesome man laid there. The wind tickled his bearded face. The early light of the morning sharply penetrated his eyelids. … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year’s Update

Thing have been moving slowly over on my end. University being the great consumer of my time with imminent exams and at the same time preparing for Christmas, buying the presents, food, drinks and generally trying to get into the … Continue reading

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Nick drops by

Here’s a Christmas poem I wrote a while ago. Basically a parody on the classic A Visit from Saint Nick by famed American poet Clement Clarke Moore. Please forgive the lack of metre in this poem as I suppose the … Continue reading

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The Fellow and the Bench

Comment: The story has been update a tad based on criticism from readers. Mainly parts have been expanded and revised. There was bench in front of the mall. A lonesome man laid there. The wind caressed his bearded face. Light … Continue reading

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