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CHAT: Narnian as she is spoke

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
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. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus alias Mungo Foxburr of Loamsdown The tribe need a father who is afraid only of ceasing to love them well. - James K. Baxter