Naming the rig

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Re: Naming the rig

Postby RedOCtober » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:04 am

vetsurginc wrote:I seem to remember some knowing soul saying in russia the motorcycle has a male persona with male name, the sidecar however is female. Hence my Vasily and Svetlana :foilhead:
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Many languages have masculine and feminine assignments for words, and my Russian wife confirmed that Motorcycle is masculine and Sidecar is feminine so you are spot on in your naming.

As an extension, since Motorcycle is masculine, it makes sense that IMZ used another masculine name for the model - URal - and my wife says that any model name for a motorcycle should be masculine.

Car on the other hand is feminine and model naming for cars is feminine in Russia.
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Re: Naming the rig

Postby Peter Pan » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Sophie Travelair is a late gift from my passed by father, who wrecked his father's Horex Regina crossing a hay barn and taking off the loading ramp. I never understood his spleen for flying. It was a Lycoming-Travelair in Tillamook OR, that showed me why my old man was so crazy for flying....
In Anchorage Mickey Sherfield's dog Sophie, who looks nearly like our Labrador Negra, lived inside his(sorry "her") Ural. As Mickey gave me a brand new final drive within a few second decision, therefore my son Thomas and I decided to baptize our rig at the arctic circle Sophie Travelair in honour to both donators of our shared rig.
The champaign cork made a good part of our journey back to Oregon as timing mark plug.

Bikes and oldtimers deserve a name because they have character.
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Re: Naming the rig

Postby hillbillybob » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:46 pm

Named mine "Boris", after Rocky and Bullwinkle's arch enemy, Boris Badenov.....remember that short legged little bugger?

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The name fits well, for our rigs certainly can't be considered long legged.
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Re: Naming the rig

Postby gobium » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:48 pm

Name it Laru ( russian for reverse engineering)

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Re: Naming the rig

Postby GregAus » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:06 pm

RedOCtober wrote:
vetsurginc wrote:I seem to remember some knowing soul saying in russia the motorcycle has a male persona with male name, the sidecar however is female. Hence my Vasily and Svetlana :foilhead:
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Many languages have masculine and feminine assignments for words, and my Russian wife confirmed that Motorcycle is masculine and Sidecar is feminine so you are spot on in your naming.

As an extension, since Motorcycle is masculine, it makes sense that IMZ used another masculine name for the model - URal - and my wife says that any model name for a motorcycle should be masculine.

Car on the other hand is feminine and model naming for cars is feminine in Russia.


Sidecar is only feminine if you use коляска, if you use боковой прицеп it becomes masculine. ИЖ uses (or perhaps more correctly used) боковой прицеп to describe its sidecars. Машина is feminine but Авто and Мото are neuter. Life in Russia is interesting. I will admit that I have seen both Авто and Мото declined as masculine nouns (based on their long forms) as well as neuter nouns. And that is without going to Abianski.

IMZ (завод), Irbit and Ural have always been masculine as they end in consonants.

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Re: Naming the rig

Postby Bilgekeeldave » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:20 pm

Who decides if an inanimate object is male or female?
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Re: Naming the rig

Postby Mr Wazzock » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:25 pm

gobium wrote:Name it Laru ( russian for reverse engineering)


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Re: Naming the rig

Postby gobium » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:56 pm

Bilgekeeldave wrote:Who decides if an inanimate object is male or female?

The builder?

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Re: Naming the rig

Postby Speedbump » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Bilgekeeldave wrote:Who decides if an inanimate object is male or female?


The owner.
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Re: Naming the rig

Postby gobium » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:02 pm

Speedbump wrote:
Bilgekeeldave wrote:Who decides if an inanimate object is male or female?


The owner.

Or the bank

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Re: Naming the rig

Postby harryball » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:42 pm

gobium wrote:
Speedbump wrote:
Bilgekeeldave wrote:Who decides if an inanimate object is male or female?


The owner.

Or the bank


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Re: Naming the rig

Postby GregAus » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:07 am

Bilgekeeldave wrote:Who decides if an inanimate object is male or female?


Generally the ending of the noun. All nouns with consonants or the short "i" й at the end are masculine. (Many people consider й to be a consonant). If it ends with а or я it is feminine. (Exceptions are biologically male words like папа (daddy) or дедушка (grandfather)). If it ends in е, ё or о it is neuter. (кофе is an exception here being masculine). If it ends in the soft sign ь it depends. дверь (door) and дочь (daughter) are both feminine, but гость (guest) is masculine. More nouns ending in the soft sign ь are feminine than masculine so if I am unsure I decline an unknown noun as feminine. Even if I'm wrong I get the message across.

It's pretty much the same in German and other European languages.

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Re: Naming the rig

Postby The White Rabbit » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:33 pm

I have a "Putinmobile".
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Re: Naming the rig

Postby RedOCtober » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:16 pm

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Re: Naming the rig

Postby PKW181 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:05 pm

I have a MT 11 Dnepr called "The black ulcer" and a MT 9 called " Mr Yuck", none of my other bikes have names.
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