Re: Hight was Re: describing names
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 17:34|
Padraic Brown writes:
> --- Tim May <butsuri@...> wrote:
> > Padraic Brown writes:
> > > Actually, just "She hight Mary". I've found one
> > > use of this verb in modern literature thus far.
> > I've come across it twice, but both times used as a
> > deliberate archaism in fantasy novels. Where did
> > you see it?
> Mary Gentle's "Grunts". You could argue for the
> deliberate archaism, but given the rest of the
> speaker's speech I'm not sure I'd buy it. Where were
That was one of them! "I hight Lord Blonde Wolf", IIRC. Maybe you're
right, but it's definitely something that fits better in a fantasy
The other instance is in _The Dragonbone Chair_, by Tad Williams.
It's in a song sung by a fool. "The younger hight Prince Holly / The
elder Prince Hemlock". (Searching on that phrase, someone's got the
entire text online in ps and tex format here:
which is probably a flagrant breach of copyright. "Hight" is used on
page 76 or 151 depending on your ps viewer.)