Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Jul 31 17:47:57 UTC 2001

Not quite David. Slon (elephant) is the rook (or castle). Stick to checkers.


PS: Slavists, please do not write in to tell me that the 'l' needs a
line through it (changing it, in Modern Polish, to [w]) and the 'n'
needs an accent mark (to palatalize it).

>_Slon_ is, I believe, the bishop in chess for Russians.
>David K. Barnhart, Editor/Publisher
>The Barnhart Dictionary Companion [quarterly]
>barnhart at
>"Necessity obliges us to neologize."
>Thomas Jefferson-August 16, 1813

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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