:-[I've been pronouncing Shantih wrong all these years, it is 'Shahn-tee' not 'Shan-tuh'. As a kid it bothered me that I wasn't sure how to say it, the 'Shahn-tee' pronunciation did occur to me but I stuck with the other out of habit. Oh for the internet back then!
Gosh, I always said, "Shahn-tie" to myself, after first wondering if it were, "Shan" (rhymes with "tan") -- tie. But I never considered "tee" for the second syllable. So it is Shahn -tee then?
I remember seeing a 1970's TV program (and no way am I admitting which one) in which a yogi type was chanting "Shantih, shantih, peace, peace" while doing one of those "I can climb an electrified fence and it doesn't hurt me" stunts and he pronounced it Shahn-tie so that's probably where I got it. What a source lol!
I'm pretty set in my ways and I bet I have trouble mentally correcting myself! Either way it's a beautiful name.
I normally get the wrong pronounciation but with Shantih I got it right for once! Strangely, I recently found out that both me and kunuma pronounced the Silver Brumby's daughter as kunuma with a 'u' and not an a as it is actually spelt, hence kunuma spelling her forum name with a u.
I neither love nor hate them. I haven't read them all. I like all the characters greatly but in Gallop to the Hills I found the 'animal experiments' line rather disappointing. It didn't seem like a very convincing explanation of why someone would keep wolves in their estate, it wasn't explained in enough detail for my liking and felt almost like a cheap gimmick.
fizz: Is it too late to read the Francis book and watch the film?
Aug 17, 2017 22:08:46 GMT 1
fizz: My show went well, good to have being painting again
Aug 17, 2017 22:09:07 GMT 1
Claire: Glad the show went well, wish I could paint! Yes, join in with the film and book any time you want.
Aug 20, 2017 0:08:05 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate. I can write non fiction, but fiction has me stumped.
Oct 14, 2017 11:52:49 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate, buy a rural property in the Yorkshire Dales area, start an animal rescue sanctuary and a service to take animals in to see the elderly, sick, disabled etc.
Oct 14, 2017 11:54:33 GMT 1
cally: Oh I see how this works now- don't press the return button, eejit. How do I start to write a pony book having read hundreds, and not accidentally or intentionally accidentally 'borrow' ideas?
Oct 14, 2017 11:56:41 GMT 1
Claire: Hi Cally! What great ambitions!!
Oct 14, 2017 20:59:09 GMT 1
cally: My lap top stuffed so am trying to get all my stuff over to slow crap I pad so had to go through log in thing and change password so I hope I come up as me. So this is a test!
Oct 24, 2017 5:27:39 GMT 1
Claire: Yep Cally it's you alright!!
Oct 26, 2017 22:30:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
Dec 24, 2017 13:48:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all apologies for not being around the last few days. Have been away travelling with no intyernet
Mar 8, 2018 13:53:52 GMT 1
Claire: Or even internet lol
Mar 8, 2018 13:54:08 GMT 1
brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
Mar 18, 2018 8:23:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all sorry the website has been down due to technical problems with web host. All back up and running now!
Mar 22, 2018 19:19:12 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
Jun 12, 2018 18:08:13 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
Oct 9, 2018 15:02:48 GMT 1
Claire: Yet more Pooboards problems - sorry it is not letting anyone post as a guest at the moment - will contact them and try and sort it out.
Nov 4, 2018 12:50:07 GMT 1
aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
Dec 10, 2018 19:03:28 GMT 1
tali: One of the Jinny books has a sub story line of egg stealing so may be the one you are thinking of. It is one of the books that features the character Claire Burnley.
Dec 24, 2018 12:54:11 GMT 1
ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
Jan 4, 2019 19:17:50 GMT 1