(urth) Seawrack's Name

Stuart Hamm hammstu at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 16 23:32:17 PDT 2009

I'm in the middle of a very slow, hopefully thorough re-re-read of the SS series..I'll be hitting y'all up with sme thoughts & questions soon...but I agree I like the Syrex connesction but believe GW made it clear it was an unpronouncable word in a totally alien language..

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--- On Mon, 3/16/09, Son of Witz <sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org> wrote:

From: Son of Witz <sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org>
Subject: Re: (urth) Seawrack's Name
To: "The Urth Mailing List" <urth at lists.urth.net>
Date: Monday, March 16, 2009, 3:14 PM

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jordon Flato [mailto:jordonflato at gmail.com]
>Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 10:26 AM
>To: 'The Urth Mailing List'
>Subject: Re: (urth) Seawrack's Name
>Hmmmm.   I can't really get on board any of that.  Although I can
>wanting to figure it out, as rarely is something laid before us like that
>without some purposful reasonance.
>I assumed the word was in a language completely unfamiliar, and non-human.
>Seawrack being a bridge of sorts between to worlds, that of the mother and
>that of humanity.  She is being passed from the mother, the non-human
>where she had a non-human name, into the world of humanity, where she has
>have a human name.
>Why would she have a name of the language of men?  I can't imagine Horn
>having a hard time saying any of the words people have said here.  He
>'pronounces' an awfuly lot of complicated nomenclature throughout
his tale,
>so Serineia or other others don't strike me as holding any special
>An alien word though, in a tongue not related to the world of man, that
>would be tough.  That also has resonance for me.  Mirrors the false mother
>the Mother creates to speak to Horn.  It has to approximate humanity to
>interact with Horn, and Horn has to 'approximate' Seawracks name to
>to Seawrack.

Yes, this jibes with me much more.


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