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Re: [mythsoc] Fantasy names (was Tolkien and Lewis on good and evil creatures)

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  • dianejoy@earthlink.net
    ... From: Ernest S. Tomlinson thiophene@fastmail.fm Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:54:15 -0800 To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Fantasy names (was
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      From: Ernest S. Tomlinson thiophene@...
      Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:54:15 -0800
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Fantasy names (was Tolkien and Lewis on good and
      evil creatures)


      On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:17:58 -0500, "dianejoy@..."
      <dianejoy@...> said:

      > --because IIRC, in Latin "vai" = "woe."

      I think the spelling is _vae_, which is "woe!" as an interjection, and
      yup, it'd be pronounced "wy" :]

      Yes, it is spelled "vae." My mistake. ---djb
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