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Old Jul 6 2007, 02:41 AM   #201
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(earth)shake = (earth)quake

The White Dragon page 296 (Piemur is speaking)
Though if there were half as many earth-shakes then as there are now, I can't fault them for common sense. When I was on the way to Big Bay, I bloody near got killed in a shake.
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A good find.

There's probably only one occurrence of this; so hard to be absolutely shure it is intended, although I agree with you and think it is.
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Old Jul 6 2007, 05:50 AM   #203
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stonemen = masons?
hardset = concrete?

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WITH SO MANY eager hands and skilled craftsmen, Cove Hold took only eleven days to complete, though the stonemen shook their heads a bit over rushing the drying of hardset.
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Hardset, also found as hard set and hard-set is a proper Terran term. It just means the state cement is in, in it's final state (as opposed to thin set).

The activity of cement is the time required for a cement to pass from its initial set to its final or hard set as determined by the Vicat Needle.


as for stonemen... hmmm... that could also mean the guys in the group that were handling the stone but from the context I think I agree with you.

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Old Jul 7 2007, 06:03 AM   #205
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winehead = hangover

Moreta in On Dragonwings Del Rey Edition Page 663

She went on to the Lower Caverns and stood for a moment in the entrance, noting how few people occupied the tables, most of those few obviously nursing wineheads.
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LOL good one, must admit I never caught that one!
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Old Jul 19 2007, 10:30 AM   #207
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The Renegades of Pern Corgi edition, page 124. Brare is speaking:

"'That's wise of you. Two passages to the right here, turn left. Follow the main branch -- it's not lighted -- to the fourth intersection. Family dosses down in an alcove on the right. Pink downers,' he added, referring to the cave's stalactites.

Is 'downer' the standard Pernese term for stalactite, or are we to assume that the Brare is uneducated and perhaps doesn't know the "proper" Pernese word?
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I don't think one necessarily has to be uneducated to not remember the difference between stalactites and stalagmites. Even with living in a cave system. Or Brare could know that some people might not know/remember the difference, so he's trying to be clear. Know I would have had to look it up again if not for 'downer' to remind me what stalactites were.
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I think I would take it as a slang term for a stalactite, and not the official Pernese term. But there's no more evidence for that than there is other interpretations.
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Old Jul 19 2007, 07:29 PM   #210
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I'm another person who always has to look them up. I think the problem most of us have in remembering which is which is that there is no obvious connection between the 'stalactite' and 'stalagmite' on the one hand and other English words on the other. But that's not necessarily true in Pernese. The Pernese words might have a form that obviously means 'pointing downwards' or 'pointing upwards'.

Anyway even in English wouldn't a spelunker or geologist who is more familiar with the actual objects themselves find getting them right easier?
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I guess I can't answer that, as I am a geologist by training and know which is which without a second's thought.

But I know two different hints for learning them:
stalactite has a C in it for Ceiling (from which it hangs)
stalagmite has a g for Ground (from which it grows)
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Stalactites hang "tite" to the ceiling while
Stalagmites "mite" someday reach the ceiling if they grow tall enough

This lesson has been brought to you today by the letter C, the letter G, and the number 2.
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Cheryl you have been letting your children pick the t.v. shows again haven't you? Now you got the Seseame Street song going threw my head. ugggg. I need to go some ware else QUICK
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I think a "downer" is miner slang.

I've also got a help to remember that the 'tithes' hang and the 'mites' stand, But it's in Dutch because it only works in that language and might not be appropriate for those who watch Sesame Street
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I think I know something similar!
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Do tell, Edith.

eh-hm. Back to the topic of Pernese vocabulary.

In Renegades of Pern, Jayge Lilcamp is given a 'warranty'. In Terran language, a letter of recommendation?
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It seems 'milk brother' does exist in English. A friend pulled this up from the online OED:

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milk-brother n. [with quot. 1897 cf. Russian molo{chacek}nyj brat son of one's wet-nurse] chiefly U.S. regional a foster-brother; spec. a person to whom one is unrelated but who was nursed by the same woman; the son of one's wet-nurse; also fig.
1883 Catholic World May 262 Irish history has preserved the memory of the intrepid self-devotion of foster-brothers who received the enemy's fire{em}made a target of their own bodies{em}shed their blood, and lost their lives in the vicissitudes of war, to save their ‘*milk-brothers’ from destruction. 1897 Strand Mag. Christmas No. 617/1 Ivan was what is termed in Russian the ‘milkbrother’ of Alexia Bobrofsha. a1965 W. S. MAUGHAM Far Eastern Tales (1993) 199 Science is milk-brother to art. 1996 Dict. Amer. Regional Eng. III. 594 Milk brother,..From a man born in rural North Carolina about 1915. He hoped to visit his milk brother this summer. Seems he was quite premature and his mother had no milk, so a neighbor nursed him and her own offspring.
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eh-hm. Back to the topic of Pernese vocabulary.

In Renegades of Pern, Jayge Lilcamp is given a 'warranty'. In Terran language, a letter of recommendation?
something on the line of mites go up tites come down
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That one started in the 1960's Edith. Tights weren't in common use till then; it were all stockings and sussies.
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In Dragonsdawn and Dragonseye mercy = putting somebody out of their misery by killing them. Euthanasia and assisted suicide don't quite fit as Terran equivalents.
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I've encountered giving mercy as an expression in our own (Terran) literature as an eccepted expression, too, Bingley.

So it is not specific Pernese or a term with which Anne came up.

In Roget's Thesaurus I found:

mercy killing
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: bringing about death for a sufferer
Synonyms: assisted suicide, euthanasia, negative euthanasia, passive euthanasia, playing God, pulling the plug
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"Mercy killing", yes, but I don't think I've ever seen or heard the exact expression "give mercy" with that meaning outside Anne's writings.
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I think Liz Moon uses it in the Paksenarion trilogy.
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The term "mercy killing" was as mentioned in the thesaurus; I've seen many other mentionings in (especially) war literature, Bingley, that showed me that "giving mercy" is not Pernese; that was what I tried bringing across.
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It may already be on the list somewhere, but I just noticed "carbon stick" in Skies of Pern, which was fairly clearly a pencil.
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Yes, I am well aware of the expression "mercy killing". But I think the expression "give mercy" is Pernese, the same way the elements of the expressions e.g., "Through Fall, Fog and Fire" or "By the First Egg" are ordinary Terran terms but the combination of them in those expressions is Pernese.
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no, give mercy is used in other non AMC books - i know because i've read them. It is also in common use here on Earth, the term 'mercy killing' (i think) is more used by the media or others to describe. People do say give he/she/it mercy.
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Hmmm... That could compare to "Home is where the heart is."

Wait a minute, wasn't there another thread for expressions as opposed to specific words?
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Yes, there is. This one is for pure Pernese-Terran equivalent terms.
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It may already be on the list somewhere, but I just noticed "carbon stick" in Skies of Pern, which was fairly clearly a pencil.
or maybe chunks of pure graphite. I've never really come across what their writing or drawing instruments were, except for one reference in DE that they MUST reinvent fountain pens. just about every other is implied.
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Ghost, this is not a speculation thread, so to speak, but a thread in which we post about terms and names found in the books

Look at the list on page 1 and see if you have found (please also give the source) material to add to that if you want.
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Paper: leaves, In White Dragon its used as a map. Also ATWP the woodsmith was worry about the raw good need to fit all the request to him.
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But ginny, leaves is an ordinary name to use for paper sheets, so that can't go onto the list as the Earth/Terran and Pernese terms are the same.

As for the "raw goods" I think you mean the wood pulp, and again that's the same as is used on Earth (well, at least in later ages), so also not fit to go on the list.
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Hi Han got your e-mail and what I mean is the talk about a plant growing down south, using it for papermaking. Something about Southern Hold.
Add rag to the mix is not new just re-discover.
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I haven't emailed you.

For extra clearity: we're talking a concordance here, ginny. Not (re)discoveries.
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Hans concordance That is one word that I do not know the meaning of.
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The concordances with which I'm familiar are biblical ones where you look up a word or name (e.g.: sin or King David) and it lists every verse in which that word or character appears.
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Quetions: Runner = Foot Messagers. Before Drum Hights and Wyer?
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