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...Meant to post this on Friday. Grrr, ER.

So. Here's the theme poll to determine the theme for my July Patreon stories. If you want to see some recent themes (June was kaiju), see here: http://www.lynthornealder.com/read-me/patreon/

If you don't have a DW account, please feel free to vote in the comments. I will close this poll on Friday morning, 7/7/17.

Poll #18550 July Patreon Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


What should the July 2017 Patreon Theme be?

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Things Unspoken (Setting)
3 (25.0%)

Fourth Husband (Setting)
2 (16.7%)

Dragons Next Door (Setting)
9 (75.0%)

Stranded World (Setting)
6 (50.0%)

Planners (Setting)
2 (16.7%)

Tír na Cali (Setting)
3 (25.0%)

Leather and Lace (Theme)
5 (41.7%)

Quests and Side Quests (Theme)
5 (41.7%)

Magical Dates (theme)
7 (58.3%)

Thunder, Lightning, and other ancient gods (theme)
4 (33.3%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (16.7%)

Date: 2017-07-05 02:20 am (UTC)
inventrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inventrix
I voted for Lightning because if it wins, I will expect a Leo fic. ;D

Date: 2017-07-06 01:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thnidu
Genderless coinage for "Yessir", ¿Sí?

Date: 2017-07-06 02:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thnidu

But "Inventrix" isn't g0, it's feminine. Latin -trix is the feminine counterpart to the agentive suffix -tor, as in inventor. We don't see it as much as we might, partly because we borrow words from its daughter languages. Thus actress < Fr. actrice < Lat. actrix.

O'course that's in our world. and rather scholarly/specialist knowledge. And "yesix" is rather removed from "inventrix" and the few other words we have that use it. So: 's fine with me!

Edited Date: 2017-07-06 02:44 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-06 02:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thnidu
More on the subject, such as there is:


Words that end in trix

Found 122 words that end in trix.

administratrix

dominatrix (Probably the most (in)famous of the lot)
generatrix
inheritrix
coadjutrix

executrix
directrix
testatrix
bisectrix
fellatrix
mediatrix

aviatrix
cicatrix
heretrix
heritrix

tectrix
editrix
tortrix
rectrix
oratrix

matrix

Date: 2017-07-06 04:05 am (UTC)
sauergeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sauergeek
Asterix
Obelix
Getafix
Dogmatix
Vitalstatistix
Cacofonix
...and so on. All male!

Oh, foo. None of them are -trix. But there are Geriatrix and Postaldistrix...
Edited Date: 2017-07-06 04:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-06 04:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thnidu
Because they are riffing on Gaulish names, which really did end in "-ix" (not "-trix") a lot of the time, like Vercingetorix. The final "-rix" seems to have meant "king"; Gaulish was a Celtic language, and thus related to Latin (cf. "rex"), the Germanic branch, and all the rest of the Indo-European language family.

Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Whom: Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody

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