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From: Jerry Friedman <jerry_friedman@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) duko and the Sirius super cluster
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 10:59:22 

--- Michael Andre-Driussi <mantis@siriusfiction.com>
> Jerry Friedman wrote:
> >Why is there a k in "Duko"?
> It was my impression that the word is from Esperanto
> rather than Italian.
>  I
> thought that one or
> more other terms used by that group were also
> perfect Esperanto, but I
> could be mistaken.

Esperanto!  Thanks.  You know when I would have
guessed that?  Does anyone know whether how many of
the words from Grandecitta are Esperanto?  According
"strego/a" is not Esperanto; I'm sure it is Italian.

One of the gods was very strange if he or she
decided Grandecitta's language should be a mixture
of Esperanto and Italian.  But "very strange" is
about right.

Jerry Friedman

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