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ascian

(ˈæʃɪən)
n
(Peoples) a person who lives in the area between the tropics
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Indeed the tactile language above echoes a passage just a few lines earlier, in which The Order of the World's narrator insists that "scyle ascian, se jre on eine leofad, / deophydig mon, dygelra gesceafta / bewriten in gewitte wordhordes craefts, / faestnian ferdsefan, pencan ford teala" [he who lives in zeal, a deeply thoughtful person, may ask about the secrets of creation and how to inscribe them in his mind, to fasten the craft of the word-hoard in his intellect so that, henceforth, he will think correctly] (17-20).
The first affects the group [s] + a stop (cf WS ascian [ski > axian [ks] 'ask' or aesp > aeps, but also woeps > woesp 'wasp'), while the other is responsible for a change of places of a fricative ([f, 0, s]) plus the liquid [1].
Outside the dome live the neoprimitive Ascians, whose tribal culture plays off against the intricate, unfair, high-tech society inside.