26 December 2017

Westfrisian ancestors

Since much of this project is about ancestors and some readers might wonder about my descent, I will now share some facts about this. First, the spread of my roots from the third generation (2x2x2 = 8 great-grandparents) to the sixth generation (8x8 = 64 gr.-gr.'parents of my 8 gr.-gr.'parents), then the variety of first names.

area of the Netherlands (North-Holland) in maps below

(each red dot represents the place of birth of one ancestor ~ map is of 1894)
genertation III: 8 ancestors
birth years range: 1871-1889
generation IV: 16 ancestors
birth years range: 1832-1864
generation V: 32 ancestors
birth years range: 1786-1833
generation VI: 64 ancestors
birth years range: 1750-1812


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First names in generations VI and VII (birth year range: 1715-1812)

Fathers freq.    Mothers freq. 
Jan 20 Maritje / Marijtje / Maartje 14
Pieter 12 Antje (8) / Anna (1) 9
Klaas 11 Grietje 8
Cornelis 7 Jantje / Jannetje 7
Dirk 6 Neeltje 7
Jacob 6 Trijntje 7
Ariën (4) / Adrianus (1) 5 Dieuwertje 6
Gerrit 4 Elisabeth / Lijsbeth 6
Simon / Sijmen 3 Aafje 5
Abraham 2 Geertje / Gerritje 5
Aris 2 Guurtje 4
Joris 2 Aaltje 2
Maarten 2 Ariaantje 2
Arend 1 Cornelisje 2
Elias 1 Dirkje 2
Floris 1 Immetje 2
Hendrik 1 Aagje / Agatha 1
Herke 1 Geesje 1
Hermen 1 Hiltje 1
Ide 1 Meinouwtje 1
Matthijs 1 Reinouwtje 1
Nien 1 Sijtje 1
Outjert 1 Vokeltje 1
Reijer 1 Wijntje 1
Rens 1
Sijbrand 1
Willem 1

21 December 2017

Chapters and Chronology

(updated March 17)
For my new English Oera Linda translation, I plan the chapter division listed below.

The translation is presented in the original order of the manuscript. A more structured and chronological order may provide a better reading experience:

Historical narratives (add descriptions)
(most years are rough estimates)

1) 2200 to 2100 BCE (15 pages)
 § 7 – 8 [047/06 – 061/27]

2) 1650 to 1550 BCE (21 pages)
 § 9ab [061/28 – 071/29]
 § 4de [033/22 – 040/10]
 § 9c [072/05 – 075/07]

3) 1200 BCE (4 pages)
 § 10ab [075/08 – 079/10]

4) 600 to 500 BCE (31 pages)
 § 11 [079/11 – 087/18]
 § 15c [141/26 – 142/01]
 § 12 [087/19 – 089/32]
 § 1 [001/01 – 005/28]
 § 13b [091/11 – 097/27]
 § 13a [090/01 – 091/11]
 § 13e [106/10 – 113/21]

5) 350 to 50 BCE (68 pages)
 § 14ab [113/23 – 118/31]
 § 14e [130/21 – 131/25]
 § 16d [163/10 – 168/19]
 § 14d [120/10 – 130/20]
 § 14c [118/32 – 120/10]
 § 14f [131/26 – 133/26]
 § 15a [133/17 – 134/21]
 § 16abc [143/01 – 163/09]
 § 15d [142/01 – 142/32]
 § 17 – 19 [168/20 – 210/32]

Other

6) Mythology, theology, teachings
(24 pages)
 §2abc [005/30 – 011/11]
 §6 [045/01 – 047/04]
 §13cd [097/29 – 106/09]
 §15b [134/22 – 141/25]

7) Laws, regulations, justice (27 pages)
 §2d – 4c [011/13 – 033/21]
 §5 [040/11 – 044/27]


CONTENT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - manuscript [page/line]

Letters of Instruction 
 A Hidde Oera Linda, 1256 CE- - - - - - [00a/01] - [00a/23]
 B Liko Ovira Linda, 803 CE - - - - - - [00b/01] - [00b/25]


The Book of Adela Followers
 1 - Introduction

 -a- Council in Confusion, ca. 560 BCE- [001/01] - [001/15]
 -b- Adela’s Advice - - - - - - - - - - [001/16] - [005/08]
 -c- Names of the Reeves
- - - - - - - - [005/08] - [005/28]
 2 - On the Walls of Three Burgs

 -a- Vesta, Take up your Stylus - - - - [005/30] - [006/11]
 -b- Our Primal History - - - - - - - - [006/12] - [006/32]
 -c1 Lyda was Black - - - - - - - - - -
[007/01] - [007/29]
 --2 Finda was Yellow - - - - - - - - - [007/30] - [009/17]
 --3 Frya was White - - - - - - - - - - [009/18] - [011/11]
 -d- Frya’s Tex
- - - - - - - - - - - - [011/13] - [014/08]
 -e1 Vesta: Laws- - - - - - - - - - - -
[014/09] - [014/22]
 --2 Vesta: Frya’s Day - - - - -  - - - [014/23] - [014/31]
 3 - Laws and Regulations

 -a- Burg Laws- - - - - - - - - - - - - [015/01] - [019/07]
 -b- General Laws
- - - - - - - - - - - [019/08] - [021/14]
 -c1 Laws for Army and War
- - - - - - - [021/15] - [023/06]
 --2 Mother and Kings at War- - - - - - [023/07] - [025/03]
 --3 Security and War Aftermath - - - - [025/04] - [026/20]
 4 - From Minos' Writings

 -a- Minos: Preventing War- - - - - - - [026/21] - [027/10]
 -b- Laws for the Steersmen - - - - - - [027/12] - [029/10]
 -c1 Minos: Useful Precedents - - - - - [029/12] - [031/03]
 --2 Minos: Laws- - - - - - - - - - - - [031/04] - [032/01]
 --3 Minos: Aewa- - - - - - - - - - - - [032/01] - [033/21]
 -d- Minos: Minerva - - - - - - - - - - [033/22] - [039/05]
 -e- Minos: Kreta - - - - - - - - - - - [039/05] - [040/10]
 5 - Justice

 -a1 Three Principles - - - - - - - - - [040/11] - [040/25]
 --2 Regulations and Penalties- - - - - [040/26] - [042/09]
 -b1 Punishments for Wrathful People- - [042/10] - [042/32]
 --2 Punishments for Evildoers- - - - - [043/01] - [044/06]
 -c- Three Thieves- - - - - - - - - - - [044/07] - [044/27]
 6-- Yule, Script, Numbers
- - - - - - - [045/01] - [047/04]
 7 - Inscribed on all Burgs

 -a- Before the Bad Times - - - - - - - [047/06] - [049/11]
 -b- How Aldland Sank, ca. 2190 BCE
- - [049/11] - [050/18]
 8 - Inscribed on the Treasureburg

 -a- Magyars and Finns, ca. 2090 BCE- - [050/19] - [053/12]
 -b1 Wodin
and the Magus- - - - - - - - [053/12] - [056/20]
 --2 Tunis and Inka Depart
- - - - - - - [056/21] - [057/32]
 --3 Tunis and the Thyrians - - - - - - [058/01] - [060/11]
 -c- The Idolatrous Gols
- - - - - - - - [060/12] - [061/27]
 9 - Conflict and Migration
, ca. 1630 BCE
 -a1 The War of Kelta and Minerva - - - [061/28] - [065/14]
 -a2 Jon's Revenge
- - - - - - - - - - - [065/15] - [066/15]
 -a3 Kelta and the Gols - - - - - - - - [066/15] - [068/16]
 -b- Jon and Minerva Resettle - - - - - [068/17] - [071/29]
 -c- The Gerdmen Move to Punjab
- - - - [072/05] - [075/07]
10 - On the Eastern Wall of Fryasburg, ca. 1190 BCE

 -a- Ulysus' Quest for a Lamp - - - - - [075/08] - [076/21]
 -b- Athenia: Racemixing and Decadence
- [076/22] - [079/10]
11 - Written on all Burgs
, ca. 590 BCE
 -a- Denmarks Lost- - - - - - - - - - - [079/11] - [081/32]
 -b- Death of Frana
- - - - - - - - - - [082/01] - [085/11]
 -c- Death of the Magus - - - - - - - - [085/12] - [087/18]

Added by Oera Lindas 
12-- Adelbrost: Intrigues and Division- [087/19] - [089/32]
13 - Added by Apollonia

 -a- Apollania: Adel-Bond Alliance- - - [090/01] - [091/11]
 -b1 Bruno
: A Treacherous Maiden- - - - [091/11] - [093/17]
 --2 Death of Adela
- - - - - - - - - - [093/18] - [095/19]
 --3 Ode to Adela
- - - - - - - - - - - [095/20] - [097/27]
 -c1 Primal Teachings 1
- - - - - - - - [097/29] - [099/32]
 --2 Primal Teachings 2
- - - - - - - - [100/01] - [103/25]
 -d- The Unsociable Man
- - - - - - - - [103/26] - [106/09]
 -e1 Apollonia’s Burg
- - - - - - - - - [106/10] - [108/27]
 --2 Apollonia’s Journey- - - - - - - - [108/28] - [113/21]
14 - Added by Frederick
 -a- Frederick: Fryasland Swamped - - - [113/23] - [117/20]
 -b- Gosa: Expulsion of the Blacks
- - - [117/20] - [118/31]
 -c- A Fleet Arrives
- - - - - - - - - - [118/32] - [120/10]
 -d1 Alexander the King
- - - - - - - - [120/10] - [125/05]
 --2 Demetrius and Friso
- - - - - - - - [125/05] - [130/20]
 -e- Northland
- - - - - - - - - - - - - [130/21] - [131/25]
 -f- Defects of the Brokmen -
- - - - - [131/26] - [133/26]
15 - Added by Wilyo

 -a- Wilyo from the Saxonmarks- - - - - [133/17] - [134/21]
 -b1 Helena: Princes and Priests-
- - - [134/22] - [136/07]
 --2 Yesus or Buddha of Kashmir - - - - [136/08] - [141/25]
 -c- Frana’s Will - - - - - - - - - - - [141/26] - [142/01]
 -d- Gosa’s Will
- - - - - - - - - - - - [142/01] - [142/32]
16 - Added by Conrad

 -a- Conrad: Canals and Dykes - - - - - [143/01] - [144/16]
 -b1 Friso: Alliances
- - - - - -- - - - [144/17] - [150/19]
 --2 Friso: Praise and Suspicion
- - - - [150/19] - [154/17]
 --3 Adel and Ifkia
- - - - - - - - - - [154/17] - [157/32]
 -c- Gosa: Purity of Language
- - - - - [157/32] - [163/09]
 -d- Ludger: Punjab Report- -
- - - - - [163/10] - [168/19]
17-- Bede, Son of Haehgan - -
- - - - - [168/20] - [168/32]
 (missing pages: 20)

18-- Rika: Stealing of Titles - - - - - [189/01] - [192/32]
 (missing pages: 2)

19 - The Fourth King after Friso
 -a- Askar Prepares for War - - - - - - [195/01] - [198/19]
 -b- Streams of Blood
- - - - - - - - - [198/19] - [202/06]
 -c- Reyntia’s Dream
- - - - - - - - - - [202/06] - [204/32]
 -d- Askar Lost to Idolatry
- - - - - - [205/01] - [207/14]
 -e- How Punishment Came
- - - - - - - - [207/14] - [208/17]
 -f- Askar’s Failure
- - - - - - - - - - [208/17] - [210/32]
 (missing pages: ?)

19 December 2017

Inventory of earlier Oera Linda translations

The publisher of my first choice has declared to be "most definitely" interested in the new English (professionally proofread) translation and was sent the current (not-final) version to read.

It will be the first printed English translation to be straight from the original language, as the one by Sandbach (1876) was based on the first Dutch one by Ottema (1872). The Sandbach translation was the basis for most other (non-Dutch/German) ones.

A very literal (but not proofread by a native) English translation was made by the Norwegian Hans Olav Lien some years ago (link in table below) and currently only accessible in the web archives.

The earlier translations (known to me) that were straight from the original language are:

Dutch:
Ottema - 1872, 1876
Overwijn - 1941, 1951
Jensma - 2006 (1)
De Heer - 2008 (2)
(1) This is the only translation that was based on the assumption that the text is a 19th Century forgery, meant as a joke.
(2) Translation is relatively similar to Overwijn but uses unique Yule-font for transcription of the original text.

German:
Wirth - 1933 (some parts were left out)
Menkens - 2013

Norse and improvised English:
Lien - 2013 (web-only)

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Chronological list of Oera Linda translations (known to me)

year author language title publisher
1872/ 1876 J.G. Ottema Dutch Thet Oera Linda Bok H. Kuipers, Leeuwarden (1, 2)
1933 W.R. Sandbach English The Oera Linda Book Trübner & co., London
1933 H. Wirth German Die Ura Linda Chronik Koehler & Amelang, Leipzig
1941/ 1951 J.F. Overwijn Dutch Het Oera Linda Boek N.V. Enkhuizer Courant/ Chefferd
1992 U. & J. Hamilton Swedish Oera-Linda : en Fornfrisisk Krönika Cradle Publications
1998 A. Snyman Afrikaans Die Oera Linda boek Vaandel-Uitgewers, Mosselbaai
2004 A. Soldani Italian Oera Linda il libro, pagine di storia dimenticate web-only
2006 G. Jensma Dutch Het Oera Linda-boek Verloren, Hilversum
2007 J. Fermaut* French Le livre des Oera Linda selfpublished, Bierne
2008 S. de Heer Dutch ЋET OERA LINDA BOK self-published, Amsterdam
2012 A. Pietrykowska Polish Ksiñega Oera Linda Armoryka, Sandomierz
2013 H. Menkens German Die Oera-Linda-Handschriften Lühe-Verlag, Süderbrarup
2013 H.O. Lien Norse/ (English) Oera Linda-boka/ (The Oera Linda Book) web-only
2017 D. Campayo Bustos Spanish Oera Linda - un manuscrito del siglio XIII web-only
2018 J. Ott English to be announced to be announced

* Fermaut translated the Dutch translation of Ottema.

Note: the English translation that was published as an appendix to "Survivors of the Great Tsunami" (2010/2011) and "Chronicles from pre-Celtic Europe" (renamed third edition, 2014), self-published by A.J. Raubenheimer were edited versions of the Sandbach translation.

Translations in my collection:

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Other:


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