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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:08 am

I meant to add that I'm looking for a volunteer to write the introduction for Carpe Jugulum. If you fancy having a go, please contact me. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:57 pm

You now have just one week to read or reread Carpe Jugulum for the discussion that starts on Monday 5th April. :D
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Postby raisindot » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:17 pm

Well, since the next book appears to be a sequel to "Thud!" I just thought I'd resurrect this one, since, contrary what certain others think, I personally consider Thud! to be just about Pterry's best book.

But anyway, I don't know why this suddenly occurred to me, but I realize why everyone thought that the peace meetings between the Low King and the Diamond King of the Trolls would signal the start of a new day of peace and cooperation between these ancient races.

After all, everyone would be expected to emulate the kings' example:

"Rhys and Shine!"

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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:43 pm

Nice pun J-I*b :lol:

I thought you said T5E was your fave book? :?
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:16 am

Nice idea except Rhys is pronounced 'Reece'. :P
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:07 am

Oh, don't get Pooh onto the subject of pronunciation, he might get paranoid :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:07 pm

*cough* Gaspode! :lol: (like Muttley)
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:31 pm

Gaspod! :roll:
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Postby raisindot » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:43 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Nice idea except Rhys is pronounced 'Reece'. :P


Ohhhhhhhhhh, the internet let me down. I thought for sure it could also be pronounced as "Rise" according to the unimpeachably accurate web site Babynamespedia.com:

http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Rhys/m

On the other hand, who's to say that here in the states, where we have a different way of thinkin' about speakin' and writin' English, it isn't pronouned RISE? After all, if we can drop the "u" from words like "colour," put articles in front of words like "hospital," use "phat" instead of "fat" AND get these variants into the OED turn nouns like "cotton" into verbs, a little vowel switching every now and then is a piece of CAKE!

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Postby raisindot » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:47 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Nice pun J-I*b :lol:

I thought you said T5E was your fave book? :?


It is. You missed the subtle qualification of "just about" in my message.

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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:59 pm

raisindot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Nice idea except Rhys is pronounced 'Reece'. :P


Ohhhhhhhhhh, the internet let me down. I thought for sure it could also be pronounced as "Rise" according to the unimpeachably accurate web site Babynamespedia.com:

http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Rhys/m

On the other hand, who's to say that here in the states, where we have a different way of thinkin' about speakin' and writin' English, it isn't pronouned RISE? After all, if we can drop the "u" from words like "colour," put articles in front of words like "hospital," use "phat" instead of "fat" AND get these variants into the OED turn nouns like "cotton" into verbs, a little vowel switching every now and then is a piece of CAKE!

:D

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You're right. You Americans might be able to pronounce it "Rise". However, you'd probably pronounce "Shine" as "Shin-ee", so you're still stuffed! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:16 pm

I'd agree that it looks like it should be pronounced 'Rise', but that website is totally wrong.

Talking of which (not sure if I've mentioned this already) 'Koom' seems to be pronounced like the Welsh word 'cwm' - which means 'valley'. So Koom Valley could be Valley Valley. :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:22 pm

yes you have Tony :wink:

Also 'combe' from 'Devonish' which is a bastardisation of the Welsh 'cwm' also meaning Valley but pronounced 'kum' rather than 'koom' (as in As I was going to Widdecombe Fair). Funnily enough Combe on it's own is pronounced 'koom'. :lol:

Silly trivia bit: My alleged father-in-law (my mum-in-law got the wrong young man's name... :roll: ) was called Harry Hawke :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:31 pm

[quote="poohcarrot]You Americans might be able to pronounce it "Rise". However, you'd probably pronounce "Shine" as "Shin-ee", so you're still stuffed! :lol:[/quote]

Well, that's just crazy talk.

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Postby raisindot » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:34 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I'd agree that it looks like it should be pronounced 'Rise', but that website is totally wrong.

Talking of which (not sure if I've mentioned this already) 'Koom' seems to be pronounced like the Welsh word 'cwm' - which means 'valley'. So Koom Valley could be Valley Valley. :lol:


Is there any charity around whose mission is to send vowels to Wales? It must be hard living in a consonant-based economy. It's no wonder the Welsh are so misunderstood.

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