[LMB] Languages on Barrayar

Tel teluekh at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 11 06:13:56 GMT 2010



--- On Wed, 2/10/10, dreitman at spiritone.com <dreitman at spiritone.com> wrote:
 
> > It could be that what is _called_ Russian on Barrayar
> is actually a  
> > mishmash of several different Slavic tongues, mainly
> Russian but with  
> > a lot of stuff from elsewhere.  It might, or
> might not, be  
> > intelligible to a Russophone from Earth.
> 
> >. . . .
> 
> Possible but not yet confirmable.  AFAICT, all of the
> Slavic names are basically Russian.  We do have
> evidence for Hungarian, but of course that's a Uralic
> language.

Well, Koudelka is Czech iirc. 

Actually, Barrayaran names come from all sorts of places. Tuomonen is Finnish. I wouldn't necessarily assume surnames map perfectly onto current language group affiliation.


      




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