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Performance Review 10/18

Performance Review 10/18 published on 13 Comments on Performance Review 10/18

Thorn (thinking): Back at the doctor again. At least, this time, I feel good about my chances. Tiernan can sleep in the waiting room, that’s how confident I am.

Never met this other guy before. Or his little dog, either.

Canine soulbond. Probably means he’s dealing with something other than combat trauma.

Thorn: Hey, buddy . . . What are you in for?

Kale: Therapy.

Niamh (thinking): Ask a stupid question . . .

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Hmmm. I assume that Niamh is not a dog, since Thorn calls them a canine instead. Plus, they don’t have horns like they are supposed to.

Erin, is Niamh’s name pronounced “nee + iv” or “neev”?

Nevermind, I missed where Leif says “little dog”. -_-
So now I must ask: Where are Niamh’s horns?

(1) Either pronunciation works. Kale uses “Nee-iv.”
(2) Dogs come in different breeds! Bigger and fancier horns are a trait that some breeders select for, but males of Niamh’s breed have tiny horns, and females like her don’t have any.

Ah, okay. For a small time I was thinking of changing my name to Neve and I knew that the original form was Niamh. I was going to pronounce it Neev, but knew it was usually pronounced Nee-iv. I had gotten the name from the webcomic Ignition Zero (which is sadly almost done); it was the name of a Gender Fluid character who is super awesome.

Wait, where does the /v/ come from?

makes a /v/ sound. They are both labial sounds (consonants made with lips) so they are related. Irish has a whole set of consonants+h with different pronunciations. If you want more, look up Irish consonant mutations; this one is “lenition.”

That’s “mh” makes a /v/ sounds. Apparently sticking the mh in angled brackets as it should be interferes with the coding.

For the record, you can keep angled brackets (aka the less-than and greater-than signs) from disappearing into the HTML by typing out their character encoding:

&lt; makes <
&gt; makes >

(And when you’re trying to share the encodings, you keep the ampersands from collapsing by typing out their character encoding, &amp;.)

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