[LMB] The Assassins of Thasalon -- typos
kcollett at hamilton.edu
Mon May 17 02:07:22 BST 2021
On May 16, 2021, at 5:44 PM, Margaret via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> LMB always asks for people to report typos, so here are the ones I found. Page numbers are as shown in Kindle for PC.
> p. 10: "ill-at-ease" shouldn't be hyphenated
Yeah, I would only hyphenate the phrase as adjective before a noun: "the ill-at-ease visitor", for instance, which is not how it's used here.
I agree with some of your points, but quibble with a few.
> p. 11: "bur" should be "burr"
Both are in wide use.
> pp. 14, 137: "woah" is usually spelled "whoa"
Eh, probably regional, and likely not set in stone for an exclamation like this. Reminds me of a discussion I recently had with friends about whether one should write oops, whoops, or woops. (Inconclusive.)
> p. 49: "I thought so?" Should that be a question mark or just a period?
Question mark goes with Alixtra's tentativeness at this point.
I found one more probable typo -- when the puppy is fetching sticks, the next sentence (p. 224) reads "When it was older, it would doubtless fetch entire legs." -- I'm assuming that should be logs?! Unless, of course, legs, possibly with would-be assassins attached, is in fact meant.
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