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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Sunday, November 9, 2003, 21:49
--- Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> At 04:08 9.11.2003, Costentin Cornomorus wrote: >
> >For reasons not entirely clear, copying by > >hand doesn't have this side effect. > > Probably because quills are usuallu scrapped > (probably burned) and replaced several times > during the copying of any single book, and > certainly a new quill is cut when starting > on a new book.
Yes, that certainly makes sense. I doubt very much they have metal nibbed pens, but they may have wooden ones (?). Even so, they wouldn't last terribly long either. Padraic. ===== fas peryn omen c' yng ach h-yst yn caleor peryn ndia; enffoge yn omen ach h-yst yn caleor per la gouitha. [T. Pratchett] -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>