NABOKV-L post 0010826, Sat, 18 Dec 2004 09:43:49 -0800

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Re: Fwd: TT-25 Akiko's Notes
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Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 00:00:41 +0900
From: Akiko Nakata <a-nakata@courante.plala.or.jp>


> 94.13 Akiko here uses the term "shallet", for which I only knew
> the spelling "chalet": and unfortunately I first thought of
> "shallot", a word for a type of onion. Sorry
>

Thank you, John.
I meant "chalet." "Shallet" is a typo reflecting the writer's shallowness.

Akiko

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From: "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 3:15 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: TT-25 Akiko's Notes


> I have been having another set of mail problems on my computer,
> and have not been able to catch up, now that I am (as of
> yesterday) back on-line. Rather than confuse all (including
> myself) I'll just start by posting my usual personal
> suggestions to Chapter 25: later I'll read and reply to
> other postings. (I note a couple of topics that have led
> to vigorous discussion, and I may delete those from these
> notes, and return to them later.)Pretend it's 8 December,
> and all I have are Akiko's notes. Please remember that
> I make no serious claims about my observations.
>
> John
>
> Donald B. Johnson wrote:
> >
> > ----- Forwarded message from a-nakata@courante.plala.or.jp -----
> > Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 22:34:55 +0900
> > From: Akiko Nakata <a-nakata@courante.plala.or.jp>
> > Reply-To: Akiko Nakata <a-nakata@courante.plala.or.jp>
> > Subject: TT-25 Introductory Notes
> > To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU, chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu
>
> 94.01 "pilgrimage" again one of the pervasive threads of TT, in-
> cluding "romeo" in its meaning of "pilgrim"
>
> 95.18 "should be imagined as three little figures in profile"
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> A reminder that Nabokov's "imagination" is a visual one,
> as seems true for most people (but not all).
>
> 97.03-04 "gal is nothing but a unit of acceleation"
>
> i.e. one centimeter per second per second (I had learned the
> English measurement based figure of sixteen feet per second
> per second. "gal" is of course slang for "girl"
>
> 98.10 "I am"
>
> do we hear a Biblical echo here? or perhaps also
> think of e. e. cummings' "eimi"?
>
> 98.19 "l'aiguillon rouge"
>
> I don't mean to take issue to the material I have noticed
> in the discussion, but to add a smidgen to it: Rabelais
> "and others writing in French) have used the word "aiguilloon"
> as meaning penis. See Farmer's _Vocabula Amatoria_ and
> _Slang and its Analogs_, which has a list of French
> equivalents for this, s.v. "prick". I seem to recall
> that Ada has a rather phallic caterpillar.
>
> That's about all for now. I'll catch up on the dialogue
> and perhaps join it, although late.
>
> John
>
>
>
> >
>
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