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I think he gets his stubbornness from you
Thu Mar 15, 2018 09:11

“Ok ok,” he agreed, as Tatya threw together a fusion of food-related words, “Stop describe and just feed me. Et bien sûr, on peut manger quelque fromage avec les chose sucré… Brie avec des canneberges,” he sighed, slipping into his own wistful thoughts of foods from home, although the good thing about cranberries wasn’t just the sweetness but the sharpness too…. It definitely did not help matters that this was the last period before lunch. He had been thinking longingly enough of that before this conversation, although now he faced it with a certain sense of disappointment… He wanted decent cheese…

“Maybe we try offer some foods,” he added, as Tatya joked that maybe the puffskein wanted to eat the paper. If they did succeed in coaxing it to sleep then it would rather stop the rest of the research.

“Duì le,” he agreed when Tatya asked if Fěnpū was dit’ya, which he thought the little creature was, in so much as those were the respective words that they were each calling it. “Wǒ jiào tā Fěnpū,” he clarified. Tatya should have been familiar with ‘I call’ from basic introductory Chinese, because the same construction was used for giving one’s own name. This had the additional pronoun in because he was calling someone else something - happily, the pronoun was the same whether Fěnpū was male or female, which was going to make talking about the fuzzball a lot easier in Chinese. “Fěnpū shì…” he began, and then deciding there was no simplified way he could explain the concept of where he’d got the name, mimed the idea instead. “Mama yǒu fěnpū,” he added to the explanation, figuring that ‘have’ was also an easy enough word, “which is why it is more easy to think the word in Chinese… But not worry. I not let anyone use him like this. Chto oznachayet “dit’ya”?” he asked. ‘What does X mean?’ was one of the most common questions he used in Russian, though unless the answers were mimeable he usually lacked the vocabulary to understand an explanation.

“Maybe you find him some eats. I look after,” he added, scooping Fěnpū off the desk, complete with a little bit of paper to keep nibbling. After all, he hadn’t had a turn at holding tā yet.

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    • I think he gets his stubbornness from you — Dorian, Thu Mar 15 09:11
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