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    Halrloprillalar Hotrufan and who was the other....?

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    In Larry Niven's Ringworld series (part of the Known Space Universe), one of the main players is a groovy Ringworld gal named Halrloprillalar Hotrufan. In one of the books there is another Ringworlder who has an equally preposterous name which is something to the tune of Karawesksenjojak. I know that's spelled wrong and I'm hoping some Niven fan can help me get it right. I can't find it on the web at all so I must be butchering the spelling something serious.

    Any help?
     
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    Thanks, mon ami, but no. :redface::)

    The Kdatlyno are a race in the Known Universe. The crazy name I'm trying to rectify belongs to an individual, one of the Ringworlders.
     
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    I think the character is from The Ringworld Engineers, but I don't have a copy handy. I'm thinking a young male of the River People, but I'm not sure. Louis may have exposed him to Tree of Life to turn him into a Pak. But it has been a long time since I read it.
     
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    Yes, yes, yes!! There's a part where Prill is talking to Luis and the conversation has to do with her wanting to have a baby and Luis says that Karawesk-blah-blah-blah is too young and Prill points out that no, he's not, it's Luis's cultural prejudices showing.
     
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    Woo-hoo! I found it. :)

    It wasn't in Engineers, it was in Throne! And strangely enough, I was off by only one letter. Kawaresksenjajok and Harkabeeparolyn.

    Edit ~ Never mind. I was off by a few letters. LOL :D
     
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    Ah, right. Told you it had been a while.

    I found Ringworld Engineers and Ringworld Throne rather disappointing. I wore out my first copy of the original Ringworld, though.

    Harloprillarlar Hotrufan was the former ship's whore the crew of the first Ringworld expedition rescued from the speed trap prison.
     
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    I actually just got done reading the first book...

    I liked it :) Very fantastical sci-fi.
     
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    Yup. And I was wrong about that conversation with Luis. It was Harkabeeparolyn who had that conversation with him. It was when I remembered her name that I found Kawaresksenjajok. ;)
     
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    Are you familiar with the rest of his Known Space AWEsome stuff!
     
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    Agreed. And his other early works, too, like All the Myriad Ways and his Warlock stories.
     
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    I am not currently, but I think I want to be! :D
     
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    Well, these are all older novels. Many of them are novelettes by today's 500+ page standards. They are very worth a read. They all stand alone, but Niven is clever in referencing the other stories. They all tie in to one another. :)
     

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