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Old 04-05-2008, 07:13   #1
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Wind speed terms 1750-1850 in English, Spanish, French and Dutch

You gotta admit you're a dork if you find this stuff necessary, but here it is anyway for you to read at night when you are alone!

Wind speed terms 1750-1850 in English, Spanish, French and Dutch

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Old 04-05-2008, 07:23   #2
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Heck, just when I could convert between Kts, Km/Hr, M/sec and Beaufort, you come up with this.
Now I can't live without knowing all the terms - I must be a

The refitt with never get finished if I don't stop reading CF and this stuff
Hey, maybe I can get the terms inscibed of some overlay plates for the wind instruments.

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Interesting stuff. Somebody had a lot of time on their hands.

The term "Calmo" struck me as funny. I would think that would be the feminine gender "Calma"?

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Could it be that "Calmo" refers to the sea state--el mar--which is masculine? Can't refer to the fuerza (feminine) of the wind which is zero. just a theory.
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Well, the wind is masculine in spanish ('el viento') and therefore a calm wind 'es un viento calmo'.

When I was growing up, people on the coast and sailors would say 'la mar' refering to the sea in feminine terms.. although I always used and heard 'el mar' being used inland by non-sailors. I think the feminine attribute to the sea has fallen into disuse in our generation and most eople now refer to it in the masculine.
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