(urth) Oreb's Powers of Speech
crushtv at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 11:17:29 PDT 2010
At the end of RttW Oreb says "Good Fishing".
This statement as odd on a number of levels, of course, but one way that
it did is that it felt like a FAIL regarding Oreb's characteristic
powers of speech. Only two words, fine, but THREE syllables. But I
figured, well, it's Wolfe's story.
However, while rereading interviews yesterday I came across this
statement by Wolfe:
Wolfe: "Of course all of us speak differently to different audiences.
Auk talks like I do when I'm talking to the dogs. Almost no one seems to
notice how Oreb talks, but _Oreb can manage only two syllables_: 'Good
bird! Watch out! Bad boy. Iron girl. Good Silk!' "
I don't know what it signifies, but based on what Wolfe says, it ought
to mean something.
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