[LMB] Barrayaran English

Paula Lieberman paal at gis.net
Sun Jan 16 13:52:30 GMT 2011


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "kerry weisselberg" <kerilli at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 5:04 PM
Subject: [LMB] Barrayaran English


> In a message dated 11/21/2010 10:13:16 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> t.vinson at sbcglobal.net writes:
>
>>Did _anyone_ on this list (excepting Our Author)
>>ever use the word "belike" before reading Bujold?
>
> Me:
> Yes, thanks to Heyer. There's a line in Devil's Cub where one character, 
> the
> redoubtable rollicking Rupert, asks another, the divine Dominic, for a
> reminder of when he said he'd repay his debt to him.
> "Judgement Day, belike", said his undutiful nephew.

It's also in Poul Anderson stories.

> I don't think I've ever used it in spoken conversation though. Written 
> only.




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