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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 15 2011, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Etymology of the Word 'Weyr' ?

Hans, Thanks for looking up the thread. And I'd lean more towards the 'corruption' of Aerie, than anything along the lines of 'weir'. Just something feels incomplete that we didn't have some sort of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2011, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Etymology of the Word 'Weyr' ?

Any chance we could ask the source? That being Anne herself?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 13 2011, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Etymology of the Word 'Weyr' ?

I guess it would be... germanic ? :evil:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 13 2011, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Etymology of the Word 'Weyr' ?

I just don't see how a dam across a stream or river becomes the name for a cave system in a volcano crater for dragons.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 13 2011, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Etymology of the Word 'Weyr' ?

This is probably the most burning question I have regarding the Dragonrider books. Where did Anne get the word 'Weyr'? I've asked linguists, and posted a question on the discussion page of the...
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