Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Maturin (slowly)

 I think that's enough on the introductory "so" but there is more to be said about what I think of as the Irish, or Hiberno-English (HibE) type. Patrick O'Brian, the English novelist (and lover of Ireland) provides many examples of this in the speech of Stephen Maturin, the Irish-Catalan surgeon, spy, zoologist, well, polymath(-ic?) co-hero. The period dialogue and dialects all seem perfect to me but I need to think about it and do some research. I must try not to bother @StanCarey too much, though he would know, so.  (Correct usage?)

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