Ranger's Apprentice - "Gallic" = French? o.O
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Thread Topic: Ranger's Apprentice - "Gallic" = French? o.O
Nakita ExperiencedSo, I was reading the ninth Ranger's Apprentice book (Halt's Peril) a few days ago. And one of the times when Halt was speaking to his horse, Abelard, in Gallic, I recognized a word: "Merci".
If you've never read Ranger's Apprentice before, the title is pretty obvious what it's about...but there are several different, fictional countries in it. One of them is Gallica. Somehow, Will's (Will is the apprentice mentioned in the series title) master, Halt, somehow knows quite a bit of Gallic. I think it has something to do with when he ran away from Hibernia as a boy, but I really have no idea. He speaks it to Abelard alot, because Abelard came from Gallica, or at least his parents were Gallic.
Ranger horses can't be stolen, because their trained to only let someone ride them if they are given the secret words. The words for Abelard are "Permettez moi?", which is also supposedly Gallic.
But because of my curiosity about the word "merci" popping up in one of halt's sentences, I typed "permettez moi" into Google translate.
"Permettez moi?" is French for "Let me?". xP
So, Gallic seems to = French.
This really wasn't worth a whole dang post, but whatever. xD
OZZYIOMMI AdvancedOh weird. I didn't think they had any relations whatso ever.
BTW "Let me" is very creative.
Anastasia Hot ShotAre you thinking of Gallic as in Gaul? Or Gaelic which is Celtic/Irish?
Gaul was the region where France is now, so I could see some connection perhaps. x3
Weird_Lulu NewbieEeer... I'm french, and I don't know Ranger's apprentice serie but when we say : Permettez-moi, we demand a permission, so
Permettez-moi can be translate by Allow me
Um... I don't know if that helps...
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