A Grave Matter

When Neil Gaiman had Miss Lupescu, The Graveyard Book’s “Baloo” figure, say “da,” I initially assumed, albeit with surprise, that he had made the common mistake of thinking that Romanian is a Slavic language.

But it turns out that Romanian, lacking a clear Latin term for “yes,” borrowed “da” from Slavonic – so Gaiman is off the hook.

That is all.

3 Responses to A Grave Matter

  1. iceberg December 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    phew! catastrophe averted!

  2. Bob Kaercher December 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    Well…He’s off the hook THIS TIME.

    We’ll be watching you, Gaiman. When you least expect it, that’s when to expect it…or…something like that.

  3. P.M.Lawrence December 26, 2009 at 6:34 am #

    Sed “hoc ille” et “imo vero” dicunt utrum res est an res non est.

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