the honing of Vlad

Wed Jan 11 13:15:47 PST 2006

On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Davdi Silverrock wrote:

> On 1/11/06, Jon_Lincicum at stream.com <Jon_Lincicum at stream.com> wrote:
> >
> > >What self-respecting Dragaeron sorcerer(ess) would lower him/herself
> > >to learning witchcraft
> Morrolan e'Drien?

Having learned it before sorcery, he can hardly learn it as a sorcerer.

And is he self-respecting?  Perhaps he's self-regarding - but reflective
enough to be the former?

No, his  insistence on honor in _J_ is self-respect I suppose.

> > Sorry, I used the word "magic" there just to be a synonym for "sorcery".
> And you were generally correct in doing so.  "Magic" is the general
> term which encompasses all of the branches of, well, magic, and
> therefore includes sorcery.

Taking "synonym" to mean, "A word having the same or nearly the same
meaning as another word" (though I would prefer a definition describing
the relationship between a pair of words), I disagree.  That sorcery
is an example of magic is generally accepted, though I might quibble
about the technological aspects of the former being inconsistent with
the latter's sense of "supernatural" (the former is unusual physics plus
engineering, the latter [e.g., witchcraft] isn't explicable), so
"metonymous" might be better than "synonymous".