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Old January 23 2011, 10:42 PM   #16
Deranged Nasat
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Re: Skrain or Elmo Dukat?

Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
When I write the "good twin," I don't hear the harshness of the name so much...I hear the rhyme with "rain."
I'd never thought to play it through my mind like that before. Yes, it does have a very different feel when read in that way. When reading "Skrain" I tend to draw out the "fingernails on a blackboard" bit, as Gul Re'jal put it. I guess I unconsciously make the sound "appropriate" to the man. From now on, I'll definitely read AU Skrain the way I read rain. More emphasis on the "ain", less on the "Skr"
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