belacoros asked: Okay so, we were just fiddling about in Google Translate, trying to come up with a better name than Sharky McJaws, when lo and behold, the Hungarian word for shark is "capa". IS THIS INTENTIONAL because it's awesome.
Oh, wow. Nope, that one wasn’t intentional. This is one of the joys of inventing fantasy gibberish, the eventual discovery that your really cool-sounding word directly translates to “orthopedic back brace” in some actual major language. Given how many of them there are, it’s fairly inevitable.
Some of my conlang stuff is obviously directly lifted/homaged— Requin, Salon Corbeau, Vel Verda, etc. A few things here and there should have been more thoroughly considered. For example, Conte in The Lies of Locke Lamora would have a different name if I had any brains— “conte” is Italian for “count,” and although it was merely one of the loving Godfather homages hidden in TLOLL (for actor Richard Conte) the connotation is still awkward: a guy named Count in service to a pair of aristocrats who do not rank as highly as count/countess themselves. My Italian translator probably thought I was a real donkey.
Now that I’m actually learning French my sins of invented languages past keep rising up to haunt me. “That sounds Therin… yep, that sounds Therin… ooh, I stole that… ooh, I had no idea that word meant “orthopedic back brace…”
But Shark Barsavi is still miles above awesome (and SO CANON!) ^^
Mhm mhm mhm, clearly Scott is denying the truth of “Capa = Shark” to throw us off the trail of the totally-there-in-canon-why-can’t-you-just-see-it OTP that is Barsavi/Sharky. *snobbishly adjusts tin hat* You can’t hide the truth from us, scottlynch78. This is just more proof that they are Meant To Be. Fated. Tragic star-crossed lovers.
In the everlasting words of Dido, we will go down with this ship.
why would she sell sea shells by a sea shore when you can just pick them off of the ground for free that’s not how you run a business
She’s sold sea shells by the seashore since shapely seashore seashells stay scarce. Since she sells superior shells searchers spend centuries searching for, seldom selling simple shells, so she still sustains solid savings.