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MR: Oyez

Poster: edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com (Alfredo el Bufon)

According to the OED1, the word "oyez" was used in
England in the Period just about exactly the same
way it's used in the SCA: called out, usually 3
times, by an officer such as a herald making an

However, while I have always heard it in the SCA
pronounced /OY-yay/, the OED says that the
pronunciation was originally /o-YETS/, later
developing to /o-YES/.

There is an entry for "oye", but it's the singular
form ("Hear thou" instead of "Hear ye") which I
suppose was used for _really_ poorly-attended

Is there any place in the SCA where "oyez" is
pronounced as the OED would have it?  On Insula
Draconis perhaps, or maybe at a St. Michael's

-- Alfredo
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia

Nalles aefter lyfte  lacende hwearf|No more will it fly  through the sky
middelnihtum,  mathmaehta wlonc    |In mid-night,  wlonk of the sight
ansyn ywde;  ac he eorthan gefeoll |of gold it stashed;  to earth it crashed
for thaes hildfruman  hondgeweorce.|by that warrior-king's  handworking.

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