Wonder if there ever has been anyone accidentally using a "wrong" term of endearment. The only sort-of situation I can think of is in Shards 16 where Ember takes a moment to see if the 'Lovemate' endearment from Mender still fits. Of course the only pair where it might be a problem is Kahvi and Tyldak and my perception that Kahvi wouldn't like to be considered anyone's Lifemate, no matter how much she loves the person. Just imagine: Tyldak: Kahvi, Lifemate. Kahvi: What did you just call me? Tyldak: *Realises his mistke* nothing... Kahvi: What did you just call me? Tyldak: *Hides behind Windkin* Help me out here. Windkin: Sorry, you're on your own! *Flies away* Kahvi: I'm not anybody's Lifemate, beautiful bird, not even yours. And I thought Windkin got the flying bit from you!
Rob said: all the English reader needs to know is that the snow is soft, hard, or so hard it hurts.Some Go-Backs might be Snowmates. Not very often, though... rather cold!