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Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? orius Send a noteboard - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM
It seems counter to what you'd expect from their culture. Not only because as a military nation on the Blightborder, I wouldn't expect them to have the time to indulge in purely academic studies such as the use of a dead language, but from what I gather of Shienaran art and that poem Lan and Agelmar appreciated, they seem to favour the beauty of the ephemeral, rather than the enduring classics which would favour hanging on to the ancient things.


Maybe random words and phrases are part of their natural lexicon, much like modern English uses occasional bits of Latin.
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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 10022 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2096 Views
Roberto BolaƱo - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1859 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2038 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 916 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1410 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 1958 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 887 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1492 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1430 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 776 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1779 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1320 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1312 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1327 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1308 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1665 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 875 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1484 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1524 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1305 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1266 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1303 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 867 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 733 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1395 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1328 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1199 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1244 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1114 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1263 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1153 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1075 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1171 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1229 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1284 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1292 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1347 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1340 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1331 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1262 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1144 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1368 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1231 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1257 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1069 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1220 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1327 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1209 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1570 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1145 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1346 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 894 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1328 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1210 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1197 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1168 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1296 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1224 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1279 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1252 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1292 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1137 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1137 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1205 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1250 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1252 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1169 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1200 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1151 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1147 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1304 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1374 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1200 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1164 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1161 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1156 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1224 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1162 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1320 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1166 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1071 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1210 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1232 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1186 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1274 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1244 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1222 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1266 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1098 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1354 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 9965 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1265 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1430 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1152 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1295 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1340 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1380 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1232 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1426 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1392 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1382 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1809 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1616 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1112 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1201 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 783 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1373 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1199 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1206 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1093 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1119 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1403 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1077 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1166 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1331 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1369 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1238 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1305 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1077 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1158 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1086 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1167 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1109 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1272 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1208 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1075 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1278 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1179 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1163 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1227 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1040 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1255 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1215 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1235 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1745 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1151 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1273 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1232 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1247 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1041 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1170 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1107 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1092 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1102 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1293 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1319 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1266 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1057 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1265 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1314 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2464 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1067 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1113 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1088 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1235 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1203 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1112 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2040 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1189 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1157 Views
I'm sorry, but he's totally right. "The Circus" made me put down this series for 5 YEARS. - 09/04/2010 03:38:16 PM 1176 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1079 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1196 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1260 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2153 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1169 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 866 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1187 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1193 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1153 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1365 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1104 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1022 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1208 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1152 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1172 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1267 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1164 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1038 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1230 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1119 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1463 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1215 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1269 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1249 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 755 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1095 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1251 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1352 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1152 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1342 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1249 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1423 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1270 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 739 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1169 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1240 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1229 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1248 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8642 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1197 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1324 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1309 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1267 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1351 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1289 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1430 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1169 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1199 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1271 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1181 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1111 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1409 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 820 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1166 Views
I agree, I didn't even notice it was an old post, definitely did not deserve to be revived. *NM* - 30/03/2011 02:41:12 PM 725 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1068 Views
Now I notice as well that this is a year old. You're very silly, Larry, very silly. *NM* - 30/03/2011 04:13:38 PM 768 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1106 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1204 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1315 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1084 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1361 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1251 Views

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