Thursday, May 26, 2005


This week I have been mainly reading children's fiction. I was ill over the weekend and wanted something that wasn't intellectually taxing. But now I've started reading Comet in Moominland in German (Komet im Mumintal).

Sniff / SchnüferlIt's not too difficult, but for some reason Sniff is called Schnüferl, which is rather similar to the English name of another character, Snufkin (Nuiska Muikoonen in the original Finnish). This confused me until I saw a picture of Sniff and realised it was him we were talking about.

Snufkin / Nuiska MuikoonenSnufkin is a very different character, being altogether more self-contained and prone to philosophical speculation.

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