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q8: Locate Ellan Vannin:
i: in Kola (no ice!)
ii: where the early pumpkins blow.
iii: among the spättburgunder vineyards.
iv: under the crest of the red-handed badgers.
v: in a university city, home to a “royal” seminary for Scottish seculars.
vi: within a region whose littoral achieved historical significance on the feast day of St Norbert.
vii: at the crossroads between Devana and Ermine.
viii: in the home of a carnivorous marsupial.
ix: within the landform beneath Uhuru.
x: in the land of the Dayak.

ELLAN VANNIN is the Manx for Man (as in “Isle of”) and this is places containing the syllable MAN
i: MURMANSK (known by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling)
ii: COROMANDEL (via a line in Edward Lear) (known by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling)
iii: MANNHEIM on the Rhine is the location of the Pinot Noir (Spättburgunder) vineyards (part-googled by [livejournal.com profile] kat, confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell )
iv: FERMANAGH (via [livejournal.com profile] marnameow)
v: SALAMANCA in Spain, home of the Royal Scots College, a Roman Catholic seminary (googled by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell )
vi: Jan 6 = Invasion of NORMANDY (guess and confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] thebopkids)
vii: GODMANCHESTER in Cambridgeshire is the site of the crossroads of the Via Devana (Roman Road from Colchester to Chester) and Ermine Street (googled by [livejournal.com profile] kat)
viii: TASMANIA (home of the Tasmanian Devil) (guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
ix: KILIMANJARO: theres an Uhuru peak (from the swahili word meaning “freedom”) (Lt Uhuru is named for this word…) (guessed & googled by [livejournal.com profile] kat)
x: KALINMANTAN in Borneo (guessed by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling)

Date: 2017-01-07 09:38 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-07 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
"Ellen Vannin" is "Isle of Man" in Manx. But I think that's slightly misleading. Here's why:

Kola (no ice) suggests Murmansk, an ice-free port on the Kola Peninsula.

2. Is an Edward Lear quote: "On the coast of Coromandel/ where the early pumpkins blow/ something something something something/ Lived the Yonghy Bonghy Bo."

So I think this is 'places containing "man"'.

Date: 2017-01-07 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
Dayak = Borneo tribe (I admit I googled to check this) so could it be the man of the forest - the orangutan?

Date: 2017-01-07 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com

Date: 2017-01-07 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
viii. = Tasmania?

Date: 2017-01-07 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
ix. Is this a typo for Uluru or a typo for Uhura off Star Trek? (or not a typo at all!)

Date: 2017-01-07 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
Ah - I googled and the answer is Not a Typo, so I shall leave that unspoken for now :)

Date: 2017-01-09 09:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
It is indeed Kilimanjaro - Uhuru Peak is one of its highest bits :)

Date: 2017-01-07 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebopkids.livejournal.com
vi - region + significant shore + letters MAN maybe Normandy... haven't googled St Norbert tho.

Date: 2017-01-07 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebopkids.livejournal.com
Yes, 6 June, well done St Nobby.

Date: 2017-01-07 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com

Iv = Fermanagh maybe. Red hand and all.

Date: 2017-01-08 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
v. is SALAMANCA in Spain, home of the Royal Scots College, which resumed its original purpose - the formation of young Scots for the priesthood - only last year.

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Date: 2017-01-08 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carsmilesteve.livejournal.com
Am disappointed that none of these answers are Welsh Rockers MAN...

Date: 2017-01-09 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
vii) Google time: Via Devana is a long-ass Roman Road from Colchester to Chester - it crosses another Roman Road Ermine Street at Godmanchester (in Cambridgeshire).

Date: 2017-01-09 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
iii) Spättburgunder is Pinot Noir (I should have got that!). So probably somewhere in the Black Forest or the Rhine?

Date: 2017-01-09 01:19 pm (UTC)

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