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From: Michael Andre-Driussi <mantis@siriusfiction.com>
Subject: (whorl) duko and the Sirius super cluster
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 08:38:38 

Jerry Friedman wrote:
>Why is there a k in "Duko"?

It was my impression that the word is from Esperanto rather than Italian.
Fitting the pattern that seems to exist in some places on the Whorl (and
Earth as well), where there is a base language supplemented by a second
"foreign" language for certain terms (military ranks, city names, religious
terms, science terms).  (I thought the Trivigantes had a blend that was
outside historical Islamic boundaries, but maybe not--since a blend of
Arabic, Persian, and Indian terms might point directly to, say, Pakistan,
or Sultanate of Deli.  That is, the bounds of Islam are large indeed.
Still--rani, or "ranee," is a Hindu queen; etc.)  I thought that one or
more other terms used by that group were also perfect Esperanto, but I
could be mistaken.

Spectacled Bear wrote:
>What are the relations, if any, among www.sirius.com, www.siriusfiction.com,
>www.siriusbooks.com (whose web site shows only a CGI directory, inaccessible),
>www.sirius-books.com, and the Sirius Book Company who published some of Keith
>Roberts' work?

I can't speak to all of them.  I named Sirius Fiction in 1994, a publisher
for the Lexicon and a magazine.  There was a rash of Sirius namings around
that time, and one of them was an ISP.  I thought it would be funny to go
with them, and years later, I did just that.  Service went downhill and I
left for another ISP, finally getting around to setting up
siriusfiction.com, etc.


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