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It caused speculation among the wizards at Unseen University, where they knew you could turn one element into another element, provided you didn't mind it. Terry Pratchett. Discworld # Night Watch. The Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes knows that in his role, as Commander of the Watch, there is. Author: Pratchett Terry Pratchett, Terry - The Annotated Pratchett. Read more · Pratchett, Terry Jingo Terry Pratchett - Good Omens. Read more.
In the analysed material there is one nomen proprium that serves this function in relation to the denoted character.
There are two such names in Guards! There are two such nomina propria in Guards! Both denote characters who are presented as authors of some books written within the frame novel. The first wrote the Summoning of Dragons and the other Diseases of the Dragon.
Martyna Katarzyna Gibka 5. The Librarian conceals the identity of the wizard who, as a result of an accident, was changed into an orangutan. The other names identify members of a secret society called Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night. The identity of all of these characters apart from Brother Fingers remains unknown to the reader throughout the whole novel.
However, it is possible to establish if a name perceived as a text has a humorous element, thus the function can be examined in relation to the implied reader. They emerge and last in individual uses of nomina propria. Such act prepared for Guards!
Figure 2: The act of using a proper name in Guards! The denoted character is the figure whose name is used, the recipient is the character to whom the act is directed, the audience includes all characters that witness the act. Finally, the author is the writer who created the novel, his situational context refers to all circumstances of the process of writing and the reader 12 In other words not only the names, but also various occurrences of names need to be analysed.
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Martyna Katarzyna Gibka refers to all people who will read the book. Similarly to that of permanent functions, the analysis of momentary functions is arranged by relations. Functions served by the name in relation to the speaker In relation to the speaker, the analysed nomina propria serve two roles — the revealing and conative.
The first emerges when the name that is used reveals some information about the character who uses the proper name. It reveals both how little the man knows about the ruler as well as his lack of knowledge of Latin. There is one nomen proprium that serves this function in this relation.
The name Carrot causes Captain Vimes, who utters it, to doubt the correctness of this appellation Pratchett Functions served by the name in relation to itself In the examined material, there is one proper name that serves the momentary poetic function since it does not attract attention to its structure from the moment of naming, but only in one of its uses.
For our boys in brown, ten percent off. Although Throat was named such or in the full version Cut-me-own-Throat because of his frequent use of this phrase, the above quoted conversation is the first instance and in Guards!
Functions served by the name in relation to the denoted character Here, there are three nomina propria that serve the conative function. Functions served by the name in relation to the recipient In this relation it is also the conative function that emerges and its definition differs from the one presented in the previous paragraph only in the element of the act that reacts to the use of the name the recipient instead of the denoted character.
Next, the use of the name Carrot evokes astonishment Pratchett 66 and of Lance- constable Carrot causes the recipient to ask about the identity of the person the name denotes Pratchett Finally, the use of Lord Mountjoy Gayscale Talonthrust III of Ankh confuses Captain Vimes, who thinks that the name denotes a person and not a swamp dragon Pratchett — and the use of the name Errol results in a renaming of the pet swamp dragon that is given to the City Watch Pratchett However, the analysed nomina propria do not serve all functions that they theoretically could and do not even serve any functions in some of the relations they can enter.
Moreover, the examination also shows that while some proper names serve more than one secondary function, others do not serve any.
Furthermore, the number of nomina propria performing individual functions differs greatly, as some functions are served by only one proper name while other are served by as many as fourteen or fifteen appellations. The above analysis will also be used in a comparative analysis of Guards! References Primary sources Pratchett, Terry London, Corgi Books. Secondary sources Alvarez-Altman, Grace Onomastics as a Modern Critical Approach to Literature.
Literary Onomastics Studies 1: — Black, Sharon—Wilcox, Brad Compagnone, Vanessa—Danesi, Marcel Diament, Henri Gerus-Tarnawecky, Iraida Literary Onomastics. Gibka, Martyna Katarzyna—Rutkowski, Mariusz Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu. Gibka, Martyna Katarzyna A theoretical approach and its application.
site Edition. All about Pratchett czyli wszystko o sir Terrym Pratchetcie. Kuffner-Obrzut, Katarzyna Lew, Robert Maylath, Bruce Nicolaisen, Wilhelm The structure and function of names in English literature. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia — Fictional names and onomastic translation.
In: Brylla, Eva—Wahlberg, Mats eds. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. Uppsala, 19—24 August In weather like this wolves came down into villages, trees in the heart of the forest exploded when they froze.
In weather like this right-thinking people were indoors, in front of the fire, telling stories about heroes. It was an old horse. It was an old rider. The horse looked like a shrink-wrapped toast rack; the man looked as though the only reason he wasn't falling off was because he couldn't muster the energy. Despite the bitterly cold wind, he was wearing nothing but a tiny leather kilt and a dirty bandage on one knee.
He took the soggy remnant of a cigarette out of his mouth and stubbed it out on his hand.
And your back is playing up. How shall I feel, being eaten because your back's played you up at the wrong moment? He lowered himself on to the chilly stones, and blew on his fingers. Then, from the horse's pack, he took a sword with an edge like a badly maintained saw and gave a few half-hearted thrusts at the air. He winced, and leaned against a tree.
This sort of thing at your time of life. It's not right. This is what comes of downloading something that belonged to a wizard," he said, to the cold world in general.
Cohen the Barbarian stayed leaning against the tree. He was not sure that he could pull himself upright again. How about it? Nice and warm. Get a nice warm place by a beach somewhere, what do you say? Drank it all. Gave it all away. Lost it. Why do you think I've come here?
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The road here was pitted and cracked. Young trees were pushing up between the stones. The forest crowded in on either side. In a few years, no one would know there'd even been a road here.
By the look of it, no one knew now. But there's something I've always been meaning to do. Ever since I was a lad. Tendons twanged their red-hot messages down his legs. He got control again. Well-known fact. Son, when you can face down a troll in single combat, then you can do anything. Then it turned and looked down again, through the tree-jostled road to the gloom of the gorge. There was a stone bridge down there.
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A horrible feeling stole over it. Its hooves jiggled nervously on the ruined road. What've you got when you've killed a troll?
That's the point. Anyway, I don't have to kill it. Just defeat it.
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One on one. Mano a. And if I didn't try my father would turn in his mound. Taught me to stand on other people's feet. Come over here, will you? Cohen got a grip on the saddle and heaved himself fully upright.
Cohen fumbled in the saddlebag and pulled out his tobacco pouch.
The wind whipped at the shreds as he rolled another skinny cigarette in the cup of his hands. There were hundreds of 'em when I was a lad. Now there's more trolls in the cities than there are in the mountains. Fat as butter, most of 'em. What did we fight all those wars for? The sort of place where you got - A grey shape vaulted over the parapet and landed splay-footed in front of the horse. It waved a club. The troll blinked.
Even the cold and cloudy winter skies seriously reduced the conductivity of a troll's silicon brain, and it had taken it this long to realize that the saddle was unoccupied. It blinked again, because it could suddenly feel a knife point resting on the back of its neck. The troll swallowed.
But very carefully. A bridge like this, people ort to expect a troll. The troll ducked out of his grip and waved its hands frantically. It's all right! You've got me! I'm not arguing! I just want to call the family up, all right?
Otherwise no one'll ever believe me. Cohen the Barbarian! On my bridge! I'd like to see the look on his face. What can you think of me? The troll dropped its club and seized one of Cohen's hands. Get up here! Bring the kids! It's tradition. They lined up behind their father, watching Cohen owlishly. His wife glowered at Cohen. A real chip off the old block. Going to take on the bridge when I'm gone, ain't you, Scree. Look, lad, this is Cohen the Barbarian!
What d'you think o' that, eh? On our bridge!
We don't just have rich fat soft ole merchants like your uncle Pyrites gets," said the troll, still talking to his son but smirking past him to his wife, "we 'ave proper heroes like they used to in the old days.
An' then I'll get famed in song an' story. This is Cohen the Barbarian, right, not some bugger from the village with a pitchfork. You know how it is. Cohen wondered what a clossus was, and felt Beryl's stony gaze fixed upon him.
If he's so good, why ain't he rich? Waiting for people that never come?A lumber mill! At the same time it has to be noted quite how powerful he is, being able to quell potential riots when species enemies trolls and dwarfs meet on the street. Well-known fact. Travels to the wedding and bags the front row of the theatricals, armed with a bag of peanuts. Maylath, Bruce In weather like this right-thinking people were indoors, in front of the fire, telling stories about heroes.
Location: Briefly in a community of dwarfs, but mostly in Ankh-Morpork. Reprint This is no mere comic detail, but a carefully established foreshadowing of how the book turns out. Black, Sharon—Wilcox, Brad