Chapter

Lurgo

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    EXCERPT

    The Lemur of the 1::0 rift is called Gl’eiaoung in the Old Muvian Tongue. Her name in modern Munumese is ‘Lurgo’, which Stillwell translates into English as ‘The Initiator’.

    The name ‘Lurgo’ is apparently based on a reversal of the Munumese quasiphonic particle gl. Horowitz phonologically identifies this ‘collapsed gargle’ or ‘glottal spasm’ with the fusion of a gutteral and a liquid. He physiologically situates it in the sublaryngeal region, and associates it with lost gilled/gulping phylogenetic stages of human ancestry.…