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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
 > yours?

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.)