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  1. Tinkerbell's Avatar
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    knooks

    One time a knook became tired of his beautiful life and longed for something new to do. The knooks have more wonderful powers than any other immortal folk—except, perhaps, the fairies and ryls. So one would suppose that a knook who might gain anything he desired by a simple wish could not be otherwise than happy and contented. But such was not the case with Popopo, the knook we are speaking of. He had lived thousands of years, and had enjoyed all the wonders he could think of. Yet life had become as tedious to him now as it might be to one who was unable to gratify a single wish.

    So one would suppose that a knook who might gain anything he desired by a simple wish could not be otherwise than happy and contented.

    I couldn't understand its connection with fore phrase

    and what can I say for Knooks

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    Re: knooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    One time a knook became tired of his beautiful life and longed for something new to do. The knooks have more wonderful powers than any other immortal folk—except, perhaps, the fairies and ryls. So one would suppose that a knook who might gain anything he desired by a simple wish could not be otherwise than happy and contented. But such was not the case with Popopo, the knook we are speaking of. He had lived thousands of years, and had enjoyed all the wonders he could think of. Yet life had become as tedious to him now as it might be to one who was unable to gratify a single wish.

    So one would suppose that a knook who might gain anything he desired by a simple wish could not be otherwise than happy and contented.

    I couldn't understand its connection with fore phrase

    and what can I say for Knooks
    A knook must be happy and contented. He could not be otherwise = He could not be anything but happy and contented.

    Is 'knook' not as good a nonsense word in German as it is in English?

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    Re: knooks

    Thank you Raymott.
    I'm not German, I'm Turkish and it's a very foreign word for my language. Anyway, I can think about it later or use it as it is.

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    Re: knooks

    So whats the pronunciation of knook
    Last edited by Tinkerbell; 28-Apr-2010 at 18:06.

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    Re: knooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    So whats the pronunciation of knook pronunciation
    I'd say /knʊk/ or /knuːk/


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    Re: knooks

    Thank you, Raymott

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