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From: C R Culver <CRCulver@aol.com>
Subject: Re:  (urth) Hethor
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 14:57:27 EST

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

Mantis said:
>P.S. Hethor's most lucid babbling happens within a dream of
Severian's rather than in waking action.<

So Severian is hallucinating someone babbling? Hmm, is this Wolfe's way to
throw some of the Christian phenomenon of glossolalia in there? I don't
believe it shows up anywhere else in the BotNS.

The only problem with saying it is this is that documented glossolalia (almost
always) has a vowel-consonant ratio of 1:1 and is polysyllabic, nasal
consonants don't show up much either.

I still think it was Korean.

Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>

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