[LMB] flimsys? added stout and gun

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Wed Nov 25 23:00:36 GMT 2015


On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 05:45:46PM -0500, Walter S Bushell wrote:
> 
> > On Nov 25, 2015, at 08:49, Karen Hunt <huntkc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > In general, you're supposed to imagine that somebody has performed a truly
> > superb translation from future-speak into modern "whatever the author's
> > language is”.

there is  mention in, er, I thinkits Barrayar, of Cordelia sitting in
the library at Vorkosigan House,  struggling thru an old book in which
English is written phonetically in Cyrillic.

As best I can recall it explicitly says English.

> 
> Beyond my imaginative capabilities. I can deal with violations of the laws
> of physics, but I’m just too familiar with the problems of translations.
> 
> Barrayar looks too much like 1950 -> 1990 America in social feel, anyway.
> In the latter books we don’t hear about the minority problems, maybe they
> are somewhat subsided or they just don’t figure in the plots.
> 
> Being non Vor seems lateterly to be not always a disadvantage, one is not
> under pressure to join the military, for example. Proles can become rich,
> so I suppose they laws and courts respect their property rites. And only
> the Counts make policy, except for the Ministers under the eye of the 
> Emperor.
> 
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