Category Archives: Heraldry

Branch Name Change Submission

The Canton of Whyt Whey was founded in the late 1980s, with its name registration appearing on the January 1990 LoAR. In the decades since, the original population has moved out of our region and been replaced by a new generation of participants, for whom the old name didn’t have the same valence, and over the last few years an effort was undertaken to consider possible changes. 

Following a great deal of thought, the populace settled on Appleholm as its new name, for which the forms were submitted this month. I thought folks might be interested in the documentation we included to support the registration.

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Sept. 25: Whyt Whey presents the Saturday Night Solar: International Phonetic Alphabet for Heralds

Join the Canton of Whyt Whey’s very own Zahra al-Andalusiyya for a look at IPA for Heralds (and Everyone)!

Are you a herald who’s constantly intimidated by people’s hard-to-pronounce SCA names? Or perhaps you have such a name and are tired of people mispronouncing it? The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is here to help! A standard written system designed to accommodate any sound in any human language, the IPA is used by linguists, philologists, phonologists, polyglots, and hobbyists all over the world. 

Join Zahra al-Andalusiya for a crash course in reading the IPA, and learn to use it to represent your SCA name the way YOU want it pronounced. 

Please join us here:

Zahra [zʌhɾə] (mka Sarah) has a B.A. in Linguistics from Macalester College. (India Pale Ale and other beverages encouraged; please BYO.)

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Whyt Whey & Ostgardr Heraldry

Devices for all Whyt Whey members (and those who asked to be included in our site banner) and relevant Ostgardr arms have been re-drawn by our (proposed new) herald, Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. You are welcome to use the included images for your own purposes. They are presented here as 2 PDFs. Please let the webminister know if you need assistance selecting, cropping or re-sizing your own device from the material provided herein.