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From: "Greg Neyman" <Greg.Neyman@gte.net>
Subject: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v009.n005
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 22:41:22 

Thanks everyone for responding to my questions ... here goes ...

Rostrum -
    Chems must be able to access this information ... it's not like they
shove the raw material in one end of them, and little chems come out (like
bios) ... they've gotta assemble all the stuff themselves, by hand ... it's
true that each has only half the plans, but if a rich person wanted fusion
packs, all he'd have to do is take a male and female chem, and ask them to
build fusion packs for him.  If they were building a child, they'd get to
that step eventually.
    Hey, something just occurred to me ... Hammerstone mentions on many
occasions that chems don't eat at all ... even potto says that, when
alluding to the fact that his tunnel army can go a long time on little
supplies cuz most of them are chems ...  but even fusion packs don't run
forever ... energy has to be input at some time ... I refuse to believe that
Maytera Marble, of Moly, or whatever her name is, who's lived for 300 years,
is still running on original fuel.  Thoughts?
    Thank you Keiran for replying to my question bout Hy ... as for English,
two things ... first of all, as Ranjit points out, French and  Latin are
mentioned BY name .. second, poetic effects like puns and deliberate
alliteration (Overseeing Outsider, marvelous molpe, etc) are bound to the
language they originated in, and would be lost in translation.  Plus note
the use of shag as their "f" word, a throwback of British English.
    that's it for now ...

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