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    *bump*

    Anyone, please?

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    Some names are used for more than one movement. For example, what I learned as classic arms is not at all the same movement that a teacher who shall remain nameless calls classic arms in her videos and book.

    There are doubtless endless examples- very confusing. Perhaps we need to develop a taxonomy of movements and label 'em all in some nice dead language like Latin so no one (or rather everyone) can complain about the standardization not being in the venacular.

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    Lol Shanazel I like the idea naming in latin that can be hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reen.Blom View Post
    Could anyone please describe 3/4 shimmy for me? And I was wondering why it is caled this way?
    3/4 shimmy as I was tought:
    Step with one leg bend knee hip down- shift weight and slide hip to that foot- lift the other hip and leg and drop the hip and step on that foot - hold- shift weight ahd slide hip and so on.....
    Still confused about 3/4 shimmy....

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    Sounds to me like Shanazel has volunteered for the task of codifying belly dance terminology into Latin. Shanazel, I hope I can speak for the entire ME dance community here when I extend a sincere thank you for your offer to tackle this monumental job.


    I can picture Shanazel now...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reen.Blom View Post
    Still confused about 3/4 shimmy....
    Yeah, well, it looks like you're not gonna get a definitive answer, honey, 'cause there ain't none.

    I dunno about the Latin, though. Shouldn't it be in Arabic? "Course then the Turks and the Greeks might argue with that!

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    Well, that's the whole point of using Latin- all the native speakers are dead and no one involved with living languages can feel more left out than any other speaker of a living language.

    Better be careful about volunteering me for the job of Latinization of belly dance terminology, Rick. I spent a lot of years being an agronomist and range conservationist and my Latin is bastardized with Greek and spoken in a strong Western American accent with Arkansas overtones. I also wouldn't be able to bestow simple graceful names like "The Flower." I'd be tempted by something like Eriophyllum staechadifolium var. artemesiaefolium.

    And after an additional 9 years in a legal field, I might also be tempted to name debatable moves "Res ipsa loquitur" and how far would that get us toward globalization of dance terminology?
    Last edited by Shanazel; 07-04-2007 at 10:29 PM. Reason: misspelled artemesiaefolium

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    Well Shanazel wins best "Reason for editing" in her last post!

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    Oh well looks like I have to start a new thread....LOL

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    Shanazel.

    I wish we had karma ability on here, that was just fablous. I'm a historian with a few toes in anthropology, and I actually got the Latin joke. The other day I got told (by a 15 year old) that I'm a dork because I dont play World of Warcraft. Does the fact I got the latin joke make me a bigger one


    Incidently, that's the exact reason why medicine is written in latin.

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