(urth) Ouen's Catherine

David DiGiacomo david at slack.com
Sat Oct 14 09:23:13 PDT 2006

>Only after being questioned did Ouen say that her name had been Catherine.
>Can you hear the difference in spelling between the spoken "Catherine" and
>"Katharine"? I can't, and I don't think Severian could either.

What language are they speaking?

I always thought of it as future Spanish, in which case there might be
more of a difference between, say, Caterina and Katarina (the latter being
a foreign name).

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