Spoiler thread on Brokedown Palace, need to know.

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Mon Feb 6 10:27:08 PST 2006

At 01:34 AM 2/6/2006, Davdi Silverrock wrote:
>On 2/5/06, Peter H. Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net> 
>wrote: > On 2/5/06, Jon Lincicum 
><lincicum at comcast.net> wrote: > >  > (Which 
>name >  > was probably chosen by Noish-pa. 
>Unless, of course, it happened to be >  > 
>Noish-pa's name back in Fenario. This, to me, 
>seems unlikely, as it's >  > not a very *humble* 
>name for a Fenarian commoner to use within his 
>own >  > country. It would be kind of like 
>someone in this country using the last >  > name 
>:"Christ".) > > I have heard of a surname 
>"Christ", pronounced with a short "i" to > rhyme 
>with "mist". > Which is, in point of fact, 
>closer to the proper way to pronounce a 
>truncation of the Greek word khristós 
>(Χριστός).  That is, as I understand it, 
>"iota" would always be pronounced as a short "i" 
>sound (a 'continental' i, it 
>says).    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iota 
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language And 
>as for surnames...  Oy vey iz mir.  Head 
>explody. Not NSFW, but it is kinda 
>borderline:    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_Christ

Sorry for quoting this mess, but it is the only 
message I have received with the text by John 
Lincicum in it (and may I ask David Silverrock 
what he does to so badly ruin the formatting of messages he quotes, anyway?)

Near as I can tell from the Wikipedia article, 
iota was pronounced as 'ee", like the European 
i.  In English, a long i is pronounced eye,  the 
short i as it is pronounced in it or gift.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net