dtilque at nwlink.com
Fri, 1 Feb 2002 10:52:43 -0800
From: "Mark A Mandel" <mam at theworld.com>
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Susan Profit wrote:
> #to talk to your Jump tech people about re-calibrating some
> #of our Neklin rods."
> #This looks to me as if he has not forgotten Arde Mayhew.
> Mebbeso, mebbeno. Could be, though.
I doubt it's about Arde. From what they say in TWA, he can only
use the Necklin color drive and for medical reasons cannot get
new implants. All the recalibration in the world won't let him
jump with a different kind of jump control technology.
> #On page 81, where Miles has been doing escort duty at the
> #embassy of the Baba's wife - "Her wit he could not gauge,
> #as she spoke neither English, French, Russian nor Greek,
> #in their Barrayaran dialects or any other and he spoke
> #neither Lairouban nor Arabic."
> #This looks to me as if it does point to language drift on
> #the outer planets.
> Indeed, and somewhere we also see, I think, Ekaterin
> studying Barrayaran Russian with an earbug.
That was Cordelia in _Barrayar_.