(urth) Editor in China requesting help with translation
gwern at gwern.net
Wed Dec 18 08:20:14 PST 2013
On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Jerry Friedman
<jerry_friedman at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Severian know anything about kings and queens?
Yes. Grepping my 5 ebooks of _New Sun_, there are the following hits:
There was a sudden intensity in his quavering voice. "Severian,
the king was elected at the Marchfield.
Counts were appointed by the kings. That was what they called the
dark ages. A baron was only a
approach of battles, earthquakes, and the murders of kings.
stoppered flask, and by breaking the seal and drawing forth the
cork became queen from ice to ice. Just
muttered, "Yes, it is a very old story, and the hero had told the
king, his father, that if he failed he would
a lovely woman named Early Summer. She was the queen of that
land, but her king was a strong, unforgiving man, and because she
plant entered her and she conceived. She told the king, however,
prophecies pleased the king much.
in demeanor and obedient to the king (whom he believed to be his
the king's enemies were drilled until they seemed men of bronze
to Urth, and there he came to know of two brothers who were kings.
never breed sons who would claim their grandfather's kingdom,
their growth in her womb from the king, her uncle, they could not
forth the wolves and called them the people of his kingdom, and
and many men they went to the king and demanded their heritage.
acknowledged queen of all the chickens for leagues around. How
flew wild in the wind; Jolenta a floriate queen in armor spikey with
Barbatus added, "You've commanded armies, Severian. You're a king and a
the queen or guardian of your Urth, dismiss the thought. I am not. But yes,
"You think me a queen, or something of the sort. Will it amaze you
Great Erebus, who has established his kingdom there, will soon be driven
Abaia's, whose kingdom is in the warm waters. With others, less in might but
a thing more marvelous on Yesod. The young king, bright with such gold as is
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