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Old Dec 2 2005, 04:47 AM   #41
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Myt, according to The Dragonlovers Guide of Pern a Pernese day is a little over twenty-four hours and there are 362 days in a Turn. They have a leap year every sixth years. It doesn't say anything about months but there are a lot of things it doesn't say. From the books we know that the Pernese official names for their months are the numbers: first month, second month etc.

I suspect that there will be other names for them as well, maybe as we use to have in old Europe until about the middle of the 19th century. I mean names like harvest month, slaughter month etc.
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I know it changes pretty soon in the book, but Shipfish-Dolphins
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You have "Sweet Soap" as cleansing sand. Wouldn't they have actual soap also? Wasn't there a soaproot (or maybe I'm thinking of Earth's Children!), and actual real soap can be made, albeit expensively.

I just can't imagine scrubbing my face with sand. I used an apricot exfoliant scrub once, and my eyes weren't the same for weeks! (Rinse well my lily-white arse!)
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Shalyn, they might well have had soap (don't know from the top of my head) but, not to diminish your contribution, this thread is for synonyms, pernese terms and their terran equivalents.

Having said that your question intrigues me, so I'll probably investigate
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Old Dec 10 2005, 03:32 PM   #45
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While working on pages for the new (illustrated!) Pern Encyclopedia I came across the term black heavy water for oil; but... I hadn't noted down where I came across the term (am fairly sure it'll de Dragonflight or Dragonquest though). Will add it but will also check!
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Old Dec 12 2005, 08:20 PM   #46
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How are you going on the museum Hans? I want to see the Pern fauna exibit.
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I'm sorry Myt; it'll have to wait until after the new encyclopedia pages are up...
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Oh. Ok then.
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He's making good progress on those pages though, so he will get to the fauna eventually. Especially if people nag him... I mean ask nicely for it so he knows how much it's wanted!
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I found this site through his site, and I found that because I was looking for pictures of dragons.Lol.
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Hans, how about Bubbly Pies.
They are a berry pie on pern,and here they would be a tart ,with blueberries, or strawberries. There it is not mentioned what kind of berries, at least not that I can find, but you can find all manner of things.
And can I try to find things in Dragon Eye, it has the only painter in it and I am sure I can find some things for your list there. Ok.
I found this in Dragonsong, on page 183.
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Think Bubbly Pie is too genral a term to have one, exact Terran equivalent, don't you think? Pie itself is rather a generic name, isn't it?
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Well how about turnover, in the book she discribe a hand held pie that is the size of a couple of bites. That would not be a pie,as we know it, for a pie has to be held on a dish,or baking container. It is not strong enough to hold its self. There fore, would that not say it must be more of a flaky crust turnover filled with berry filling.
There word for it is pie and to us it would be a turnover, a blueberry one.
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Skybroom wood art panel, for them would be seasoned poplar, willow or liden wood use in the past for oil or tempera paintings
References- Adelheid M. Gealt Panel Painting Dictionary fo the Middle ages, Vol. 9
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How about "Boiled sweets", flavored with the fruits that grew in Nerat. That would be our, hard sugar candy made with fruit flavors. Much like our lolly-pops, suckers,or stick candy like a candy canes, only fruit flavered.
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Do you know that Terra is Earth in Italian? I know this is off topic
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Not sure about the last two, Maelin, again you provide Pernese terms that (cab) cover a number of Terran equivalents. But the first one is a good and valid one. Turnover can only be the equivalent of New Years Eve
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Is there a Christmas on Pern?
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Nope; no religion, no christmas. In fact no mass at all

That also means not many (national/Pernwide) holiday's.
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I understand that. The state of Aus that I live in has the least number of Public Holidays out of all of Aus.
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Hans, Needlethorn, earth equalivent, syringe from Moreta.
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I'm sorry Maelin but I have to disagree again. While your statement is perfectly true it isn't so that "a" needlethorn is "a" syringe. The spines of the needlethorn plant can be used as syringes. That is an essential difference and makes that needlethorn in itself isn't the equivalent of the Terran term/name syringe, agree?
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What about 'wherry skewer' being a euphemism for a big knife?
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Ok, I understand what you mean, but I am not sure now what we are looking for exactly Let me try again, how about Glows that would be the equivalent to the light bulb? Or maybe lighting system?
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Ladt Maelin, a glow is a sort of phosphorescent fungus.
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Myt, I know that it is a fungus, but the way that they use it is as a lighting system, they don't have electricity.

Hans, what do you say? is this one on the board or floating down the river like the rest.
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Sorry about speaking the obvious before Maelin.
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I'm sorry Maelin, again I can't agree. See, the Pernese have different forms of lightning at their disposal, so why accept the glows as the one equivalent to something? It is just a form of lightning, specifically Pernese, true, but certainly not the only equivalent.

Look at it the other way: have we on terra an equivalent of glows? Nah, electrical light bulbs are a world away from the natural/chemical way of the glows.

Again, glows are used by the Pernese the way we use electrical light but it certainly isn't, or can't be used, as a sononym now, can't it? Am I makeing sense?
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Ok, but then Glows on Pern are more like our Fire Flies in the States. You can put them in a bottle and get a little light from them. Now is it like that, we have those bugs and they have glows?
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Myt, oh no don't worry about that, some times we all need to be reminded of the most obvious. It made me think a little different about the whole thing. It still hasn't gotten me any closer to what Hans is wanting, but I will keep looking, you bet!
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I think it's more for things that are objets on both Terra and Pern, but have different names, so lightbulb and glow, though they do the same thing, are not the same thing and so probably wouldn't count. And now everyone says:
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What? Myt, you DO hit the nail on the head
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Oh wow I said something that went on and on and someone understood it!
That's not supposed to happen!
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*pats Myt on the head and gives her a cookie*

Yep, Hans wants Pern names for the exact same object/concept we have a different word for on earth.
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Ok, I will look again through the books for something that might add to your list, the way that you want it.

Thank you Myt, for making it more clear to me, I think that I know what to look for now.
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I know this is a phrase and not an object but is "you can't turn a watch-wher into a dragon" the Pernese version of "You can't turn a sows ear into a silk purse"?
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That indeed belongs in the section sayings, proverbs and maledicta and I will certainly include it there, Myt, because I hadn't already. Thanks!
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Doesn't that one have an addendum? You can't turn a watch-wher into a dragon...unless you are Todd McCaffrey and want to rewrite the rules of Pern.
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