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On Sun, 19 Jul 1998, Andrew Smith wrote:
I've met Dave Joll; seems an interesting fellow. ;-)
> Llifr: pound
> Sollt: shilling
> Deneir: money - could be penny but on the streets of Castreleon if somebody
> asked you "A'gw yn deneir?" any coin would do. The sollt is probably the
> base coin of Kemrese currency now.
Don't ask that in Kernow; you'll get precisely that: 1d! What's the
proper Brithenig for 'penny'?
> I think a gwleskin we worked out to be 12 1/2 p. I would have to check up
> if that is correct. Could be 12 1/2 s.
Well, what's 12 1/2p? That's decimal that is! 12 1/2s is just over half
a llifr, way to much for a stamp. 12 1/2 new pence is just over 2
shillings; actually 2s6d, or half a crown. I seem to recall that was the
definition, now. That's a lot for postage, though, assuming my monetary
valuation; and Dave's idea that the stamp should be in the range of 6d.
> NZ$ is something like two to the UKL or something really scary like that
> it's been a bad economic year what with Asia and all.
Well, we're not much better off at $1.65 to the UKL.
> His Majesty looks rather fatherly to me. Just under six foot tall, stocky
> build, round florid face, the top of his head is nearly bald and the rest
> has gone from dark to gray. Ex-army, holds himself well, energetic and
> spritely. 67-68 years old. That's who I get everytime I look out for him.
Thanks for the description.
> I got hold of my flatmates last night and told them there was some updates
> to be posted. There should be some tidbits there if you want to go
> looking. I'll check it tonight.