(urth) Grand Unified Theory

Lee Berman severiansola at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 2 12:39:18 PDT 2010

>Roy C. Lackey- Where does presumed kinship between characters based on name
>associations stop? Where does it start, and how do you decide which are
>relevant and which are not?

Seems to be an individual decision. I find Horn, Sinew, Hoof and Hide sufficiently
associated as inedible beef products and family members to find significance in 
their names.
Likewise for the prosimian members of the Ayuntamiento, Lemur, Loris, Potto, Tarsier...
hm..did I forget one? I think there are no Aye Ayes or Sifakas in there...oh isn't there 
a Galago? (thank you internet).
So those are the easy ones. Are there some harder ones? The names Silk and Chenille are
related. I think Pig is probably related to Phaea just by name. I'd have to look into Pork 
a bit further. Maybe there is something there. Perhaps something connects characters with 
fish names also. There are so many, many plant and animal names to choose from. Why did
Wolfe pick the ones he picked for the relatively few Vironese characters? Seems silly 
to dismiss all possibility of a connection just because you don't see it right away.

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