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Ara Ararauna
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« on: July 22, 2013, 01:04 AM »

Hi,

I have some doubts as to how some the following would be correctly written in English.
I have tried dictionaries or searching the web, but I cannot find decisive solutions for these neologisms.

* Stunt kite / Stunt-kite / Stuntkite
* Stunt kiting / Stunt-kiting / Stuntkiting
* Slack line flying / Slack-line flying / Slackline flying
* Free style kiting / Free-style kiting / Freestyle kiting

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 02:43 AM »

Hey Ara,they all work for me,but I slightly prefer 'stunt kite'  'stunt kiting'  'slack line flying' and 'Free-style kiting' ...no real reason why.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 04:01 AM »

Ara!
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 04:22 AM »

Many have for years attempted to replace stunt with sport.


Sport kite

Sport kiting
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 04:33 AM »

Ara,
i have just checked the Austr-ALIEN Dictionary of Sports and the correct term is?

                                          "SPORT KITE"

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   SEMANTIC EXTENSION MODIFIED ;2013,07,22 , DUEL LINE STUNT KITE= SPORT KITE.
   HTTP//SPORTKITE.GOV.AU.

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 10:15 AM »

Oh dear!

I just want to make myself a catchy and cool T-shirt with some kite graphics and some of those terms in trendy fonts.

I should have explained that before I guess...

I'm not trying to be like very academic or anything. I just didn't want to walk around in a T-shirt that would make native English speakers look at me thinking "this poor bloke has bought a nice T-shirt but has no idea of writing correctly"...  Cheesy

One of my doubts comes from the fact that you can write "stunt man" but apparently the most common way is "stuntman". So I thought perhaps "stuntkite" was equivalent but I looked it up and that's when I got all the confusion.

Also "freestyle" is the way it is written for many other sports so I guess I'll be using that.

I know "sport kite" sounds more like what we do, but if you want to look cool  Cool and have women turning around to look at you ( Roll Eyes) the T-shirt must say things that sound like more daring  Wink

Well, perhaps not, but I think "stunt kite" (or "stuntkite") sounds way cooler than "sport kite" (or "sportkite")...

Anyway, thanks for the comments.
Cheers!


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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 01:55 PM »

I've always liked 'kiteist' or perhaps 'recreational line tension management specialist'
and it is DUAL line ... there are TWO lines NOT combative lines
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 02:39 PM »

Noooo not stunt kite  Shocked, here in the uk stunt kite means cheap and nasty, we never ever use that term Wink
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 03:14 PM »

Noooo not stunt kite  Shocked, here in the uk stunt kite means cheap and nasty, we never ever use that term Wink

 Huh  ? ? ? ?
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2013, 03:47 PM »

The term stunt kite tends to sound sort of derogatory. The word Stunt is often used to describe an act which is silly or irresponsible or dangerous and done to attract attention or impress.

I figure, I don't do stunts with a kite, so it's not a stunt kite.  Smiley

Amongst kite people the term sort of sort of sounds old fashioned and brings up an image of noisy, hard pulling kites startling (and impressing) civilians.


Truth be told, I did a stunt once while flying. It involved a large gopher hole and wind that was strong enough to pick me up off my butt before the judges noticed. I suppose that's one time having a hard pulling stunt kite saved my ass.  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2013, 08:43 PM »

It's right there on the leading edge badge of TOTL kites...

They are a "SportKite"...

How could it be any more definitive???   

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 08:50 PM »

Kudos to you for asking in the first place.  (I'm quite irritated by many native-English-speakers who butcher the language when writing it.)

I would recommend:
      Stunt (or sport) kite / kiting - two separate words in the adjectival phrase.
      Slack line flying
      Freestyle kiting

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2013, 09:04 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013, 12:34 AM »

Kudos to you for asking in the first place.  (I'm quite irritated by many native-English-speakers who butcher the language when writing it.)

You mean like when people write "then" when they actually mean "than", or visa versa?
Yes I know what you mean.
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013, 12:35 AM »

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Hmmm... do you think that would look cool and be understandable at the same time on a T-Shirt?
Also, the font would need to be quite small to fit it all.
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