Posted by Jay Shorten on 22:34 10/9/01

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I am someone who is loyal to offices of great antiquity: therefore religiously loyal to Rome, and politically loyal to an elderly personage living outside of London (or if I try to combine the two I get this other person who lives in Munich). Therefore I find myself interested in that town of great antiquity: Zhésifo. What is there to see there? Are they happy to see tourists? Are they still ruled over by a relative of Ertala? If, once I complete the Practical Course, I decide to adopt their usages in what I should therefore call cadhino tëdene, what would I sound like to the rest of you? And, most important, would I be able to buy a süpa there just like Shm Revouse wears :)

Jay Shorten

Mark responds:

Zhésifo, like Rome, has plenty of ancient buildings... unlike Rome, many of them are still used for their ancient purpose. The Temple of Enäron and Ishira (whose floor plan is in the Cadhinor grammar) is still used for worship; so is Ishira's own temple, the Cäma, whose perimeter defines the cemisa. They're friendly to tourists, and I'm sure they'd appreciate your use of their dialect. (I'll have more information on it and other Verdurian dialects shortly.) The Buran dynasty ended with Ertala; I'm not sure who's eloro now. (Dalu, which was 'prince' in Cadhinor, serves as 'king' elsewhere in the Plain. The people of Zhésifo prefer to use a direct reflex of Cadhinor elorion.)

Note that Aránicer is even more ancient! Though it doesn't have very many buildings much older than Zhésifo's, thanks to the Munkhâshi occupation.

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