Thursday, 21 July 2011

Jerus-

I was pondering a short novel set in an alt-historical Islamic Jerusalem, to be called Jerusallah. But thinking about it, there are a wealth of Godname variations to be spun on this particular city: Deusalem; Theosalem; Yahwehsalem. This, of course, may not be a coincidence.

2 comments:

Ian Sales said...

The Arabic for Jerusalem is al-Quds, though.

Adam Roberts said...

There you go again, Sales, stamping all over my imaginative possibilities with your dreary 'facts' and 'reality'.

... Though 'Quds' sounds a bit like 'gods', which reinforces my point.