Chris Maier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 22:09:45 -0400
I think they're still pretty much called Marines, like Cima Gadahau's unit.
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> > Kind of, you see I used to be confused too, but it was pointed out to me
> > that SPACY is the term used in Macross and later Gundam for a space
> > one might suppose it was a contraction for SPACe navY, anyway, it is one
> > those things that to many just doesn't ring true to the western ear.
> Actually, "Spacy" is a word unto itself, not a contraction. It proceeds
> the English words for a land-based force and a sea-based force, thus:
> Army = land force
> Navy = sea force
> Spacy = space force
> "Space" includes the sky and thus the air forces, sparing us from
> > I have been taking the notion that it refers to the EFSF forces ships
> > support units, and ground units might have a different designation.
> The ground units are called the Army and, in fact, you can see the word
> on some of the uniform insignia.
> I myself would've used "Astry" for the aerospace forces, which allows the
> the word "astral" analagous to the word "naval" for sea forces.
> The leads into another interesting bit of nomenclature. Land forces
> a naval vessel -- an army under naval jurisdiction -- are called Marines.
> the spacy (or astry) serves the same function as a navy, operating from
> open space, what do we call the shipboard armies who enter, subdue, and
> space and lunar colonies?
> I nominate another new word, "Terrenes"....
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