CHAT: Narnian as she is spoke
|Date:||Sunday, August 25, 2002, 0:42|
On 08/24 22:46 bnathyuw wrote:
> evocative name ! almost worthy of roald dahl ( or
> maybe cs lewis's Spare Oom )
>I was wondering about this recently, whether it could mean that Narnian
was a rhotic dialect. Presumably Lucy, being an Englisher, would have
said something like /spe@#rum/, but Tumnus reinterprets it as /spe@r#um/
or /spe@r#?um/. Unless I've incorrectly analysed Tumnus' interpretation
of the phrase. It could be that he elides the /r/, but he does it on no
other occasion, nor does any other Narnian.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
alias Mungo Foxburr of Loamsdown
The tribe need a father who is afraid only of ceasing to love them well.
- James K. Baxter