Quotes from some of the people that write for Exalted!
- Thus Spake Zargrabowski Words from the 1st Edition Exalted Developer
- Thus Spake Zaraborgstrom Words from Rebecca, the Sidereal and Fair Folk Charm Lady. Also did the Ex2 charms
- Thus Spake Zaranephilpal Words from Neph, the Abyssal and Infernal Charm Dude. Also did some of the Ex2 rules.
- Thus Spake Zarelizabeth Words from E. Deirdre Brooks, the Artifact Lady
- Thus Spake Zarataylor Words from Scott Taylor
- Thus Spake Zaratbrennan Words from Eric Brennan
- Thus Spake ZaraZachBush Words from Zach, who wrote the Locust Crusade chapter in Time of Tumult
- Thus Spake Zarasnead Words from John Snead
- Thus Spake ZaraRoss Words from Ross Campbell - not a writer, but artist
- Thus Spake ZaraOakthorne Words from Joseph D. Carriker, Jr.
- Thus Spake Zaraholden Words from Holden "HLS" Shearer, the 2e Alchemicals dude
- Thus Spake Zarasheppard Words from Stephen Lea Sheppard, editor of various things dude
- Thus Spake Zaraneall Words from Neall Raemonn Price
- Thus spake Zaramorke Words from John Mørke
These guys are awesome, and by awesome I mean totally sweet. - Kicker
Spake is not a word Telgar
Tell that to Nietzsche, who wrote Thus Spake Zarathustra.
Ah, he was a nihilist and aspiring ubermensch. As if he'd care what we think ;) - DariusSolluman
It is according to dictionary.com. Albiet an archaic word from middle english, but still a word :) Past tense of Speak. DariusSolluman
Main Entry: spake
archaic past of SPEAK
Middle English counteth not. - Telgar
Quoth he. Nay, verily, it doth. -- BrokenShade
I might ad that Nietzsche did in fact NOT write "Thus Spake Zarathustra" but rather "Also Sprach Zarathustra" and thus, he couldn't care less about "spake" -medivh
Please don't confuse Early Modern English with Middle English. --MetalFatigue
Let us not forget the best part of Enlish: Say a word with enough conviction, and it's more or less valid. Like notes in Jazz. -- DODurden
Nietzsche's book was titled "Also Sprach Zarathustra", which should be translated to "Thus Spoke Zarathustra". Some wanky Englishmen decided to do a translation with all sorts of silly archaicisms, hence the silly title. -MeiRen
Spake is not even Early Modern English (cf Canturbury Tales) as such, but is found as late as the 1800's in a number of official documents. Its greatest usage in terms of modern exposure, however, would have to be in the Elizabethan and Jamesian dialects of London used in the King James version of the Bible and in the works of Shakespeare. And before you argue, YES, those ARE English. You might not speak a dialect that uses that particular word, but that doesn't mean that it's not part of English. Thus Spake a Bloody Linguist. -Suzume (Who gets really tired of this kind of shit.)
- Uh...I'm pretty sure the Canterbury Tales are Middle English, not Early Modern English. You don't usually need a translation to understand Early Modern English. --MF
- Nope. One of the earliest extant texts of Early Modern. And one often needs a translation with Contemporary Englishes. There's absolutely no reason that one wouldn't need translation for a dialect from several hundred years ago. Look at how many kids in the schools need help to figure out what the hell the bard was saying. For that matter, how many people are fluent enough in, as referenced below, "Jimmy"'s English as used in that version of the Bible. Just 'cause you don't understand, doesn't make it another language, as bizzare as that sounds. -Suzume
- So if the Canterbury Tales, which everybody in my educational career always referred to when they wanted to cite an example of a Middle English text, isn't Middle English, what is? --MF
I wouldn't be surprised if "spake" was invented along with the language structure used in Jimmy's 1611 translation of the Bible. I'd have to check Shakespeare again to see if he used it before I'd go guessing at the word's origins. - David.