(Orca spoiler)

Thu Jan 5 17:09:42 PST 2006

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 Gaertk at aol.com wrote:

> Davdi Silverrock <davdisil at gmail.com> writes:
> >On 1/5/06, Louis Eastman <almagaiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> My memory might be off but I think Kiera already knew Vlad's name. I'm
> >> surprised that didn't set off a warning bell when Vlad remembered it.
> >
> >Why should it have?  She was in Vlad's father's restaurant; I'm sure
> >she heard Vlad's father say: "Vlad, please bring our customers their
> >food", or words to that effect.
> His dad calls his name right before she uses it.  Page 3 in the
> massmarket edition.

I was just wondering if the Vladiad could have been dictated in Fenarian
to simplify things on SKZB's side.  We see Noish-pa talking to Vlad in
Dragaeran, so I take it the latter language is his native tongue.
I assume V's father spoke D for assimilationist reasons, though he was
likely bilingual.  I wonder if he spoke in F to V in the restaurant when
ordering him around.  If so, the above might conceivably not be evidence.

There's a bit in _Issola_ where V mutters to himself in F, so perhaps
he's fully bilingual or that's his milk tongue.