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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #135 on: March 07, 2010, 11:54:34 am »
I'm not sure you're right there.  When I was studying Elizabethan English in college, I was taught that 'an' was used to mean 'if' in that era.  I can't speak to the Wiccan aspects, though. 
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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #136 on: March 07, 2010, 12:35:50 pm »
"An" definitely meant "if" in Elizabethan England--especially in Shakespeare's plays. However, I tend to think that it works either way and essentially states the same idea.

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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #137 on: March 07, 2010, 01:27:00 pm »
So, six of one, half a dozen of the other.
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« Reply #138 on: March 07, 2010, 01:28:58 pm »
Exactly. ;D

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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #139 on: March 12, 2010, 12:16:01 am »
Obtained from TheFreeDictionary by Farlex [with specific reference to the origin]:

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an 2 also an'  (n, n when stressed)
conj. Archaic
And if; if.
[Middle English, short for and, and, from Old English; see and.]

The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright Ā©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

You will see usage "an if" or "an'" in documents of older origin.

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"9. an obsolete word for if and it please you Informal spellings an an' 'n".

I'm not so certain that the word "an" or "and" really ever meant "if" but rather that the word "if" was implied. However, I don't claim to be the definitive authority. I would be very interested to see what the Oxford English Dictionary (the definitive source) has to say.... :-\


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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #140 on: August 20, 2010, 03:25:22 pm »
I love the German phrases in the books. I have someone living with me who lives in Germany so I need no dictionary :D
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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #141 on: February 04, 2011, 01:47:52 am »
I am a new reader of your series and am currently reading Moon Called. So far I like it very much.

I noticed an error that nobody else seems to have caught or at least I have not found it listed anywhere here in this topic. On page 212 in chapter 12 Mercy wakes up on her couch the morning after being told by Adam that she is not expendable and would not be allowed to go to the suspected kidnappers home with Warren and Darryl. Her DVD player shows that it is 9AM but Mercy says it's really 10AM because she never changes the clock for daylight savings time.

The story takes place in November, in what appears to be the week of or the week before Thanksgiving, therefore daylight savings time would be over and the clock should have been rolled back not forward therefore it should really be 8AM. A simple mistake I know, just thought I would point it out so that it can be corrected in future editions.


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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #142 on: February 04, 2011, 06:57:56 pm »
Hey, at least you noticed it
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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #143 on: June 15, 2016, 08:56:02 am »
In Fire Touched, Mercy tells Zee she would consider it a "favor" if he, Tad, and Aiden would stay with Adam and her for a little while.  Am I overlooking something? Why is requesting a favor from a far safe in this instance? Or am I misreading, and she is offering to do a favor for a fae, and to honor their views on favors is saying she will expect future recompense?

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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #144 on: February 03, 2018, 10:13:31 pm »
Couple of things;

I'm still wondering if Asil & his Omega mate were inside or outside a pack?  If outside, how did they manage that with a super-valuable Omega?  If within, why didn't any of the rest of the pack do anything about her death?  They'd have felt it through the pack bonds, right?

Also, Asil's son Hussein, who was his mother? Was he born before Sarai was turned? Or did Asil take a human wife at some point after her death? Is the son younger than Charles? Older?
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« Reply #145 on: February 04, 2018, 05:57:40 am »
I have wondered that about the pack status as well. I have some vague, possibly inaccurate memory of them living apart so Sarai would not be overwhelmed with demands. And of course, the population was much sparser then.

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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #146 on: February 04, 2018, 08:11:12 am »
I have another "I wonder", but I'll wait & use spoiler bars after "Burn Bright" comes out.  >D
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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #147 on: February 04, 2018, 02:03:33 pm »
I was rereading River Marked and Mercy says she hasn't seen Stephan in a few months and since before Christmas. It's also described as being high summer, which mean end of July/August to me. Roughly 7 months doesn't equal a few to me. 
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Re: Errors or discrepancies in the books
« Reply #148 on: February 05, 2018, 05:21:41 am »
True, but time flies when you're Mercy. Her life is somewhat eventful.

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« Reply #149 on: February 05, 2018, 01:43:54 pm »
Absolutely true.  LOL
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