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The Language of the Flowers was a popular method to express feelings where words might be improper, but did you know other means of doing so? Some ladies used their parasols, as well as their fans, gloves, and hankies to flirt with a gentleman (or alternatively, tell them to shove it!). — Bree


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From Mother to Ward
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10 November, 1888
— Angharad —

Victor tells me you've some interesting ideas about being a wife. You know I am here if you wish to discuss such things. I am Victor's wife, after all, and I have been his wife twelve years now.

Being a wife is more complex than it might seem. It means keeping the house together. It means ensuring that the staff perform their duties properly. And in this modern age, it means knowing when not to behave like a wild beast. There are circumstances where it's okay. But not constantly.

Please. Ask me any questions you desire to.
— Adelina —


Angharad Warbeck
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Hen
I kin dae guidwife hings [do wife things]. I'm auld enough noo sae [so] I kin.
Angharad
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12 November, 1888
— Angharad —

Your letter simply confirms much of what I said, Angharad. You are not ready to be a wife. You're not even of age to marry. I am not saying these things to devalue your potential - I am concerned for you. Please, do not misunderstand my intention here.

Now. Tell me something fun that you've done since arriving at Hogwarts! Anything fun and interesting!
— Adelina —


Angharad Warbeck
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Hen
I kin [can]. Dunmor saed [said] eleven. I dinnae lik [don't like] the school.
Angharad
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12 November, 1888
— Angharad —

No. You are not. Eleven is not old enough to be someone's wife. To be a wife is to be ready to be a mother. You are not ready to be a mother.

As for the other piece - I didn't mean something about school. I meant something about where you are. I remember Hogwarts. It's a fantastic place, full of more magic than I ever thought when I was younger. Tell me - do you like the staircases? The portraits?
— Adelina —


Angharad Warbeck
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Aye, I kin. I kin mind bairns [babies]. I dinnae lik' the pictures an' stairs. The elves ur glaikit [stupid]. Ain [one] thieved my coney [rabbit] an' saed [said] I thieved.
Angharad
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14 November, 1888
— Angharad —

Yet again, through your innocence this time, you prove yourself not to be ready. It is far more complicated than just minding the children. There is much more to learn.

Focus on your studies, Angharad. Learn. And do not let the house-elves bother you. Even if they are rude and steal things from you. I still don't know why you didn't want one of my cats. I've far more than I need.
— Adelina —


Angharad Warbeck

Below the signature of this parchment is an inky feline paw-print.
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I ken ye hae tae kip oan tap o' the kip [sleep on top of the bed] wi'
thaim. I kin dae that. I jist dinnae lik' tae. I dinnae want yer moggie [cat]. Aulay is better.
Angharad
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16 November, 1888
— Angharad —

I understand and respect your preference - I was merely mentioning my cats as an independent and easier-to-care-for alternative. Though, I was given some grief for choosing a cat over an owl. But Frost was a gift from my mother, so I was rather attached. Aulay is lovely.

I'll not bother you about this wife opinion further. For now. We will have to have an in-depth discussion about it when you come home for the holiday. Same with your writing. Your spelling is still atrocious. I have to ask Victor to help me figure out what you're saying most of the time.

Just wait until you can choos your OWL courses. I know you'll enjoy Care of Magical Creatures. I enjoyed it, and quite clearly so did Victor. We'll work on your writing, and I can help you with any holiday homework you're given. I didn't do terribly during my school days.
— Adelina —
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I cannae read whit ye write either. Mibbie [Maybe] ye write funay [funny]. A wullnae hae [will not have] homework fur th' holiday. Then tis na [it's not a] holiday. If ah did, a'd ask th' chail. He kin read better. Ye said.  
Angharad
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18 November, 1888
— Angharad —

Did I ever say that Victor can read better than me? I do not believe I did so, Angharad. I am writing in English. I grew up in London. I often have to ask Victor to help me read your letters, because I do not speak or read Gaelic. It does not help that you write the words as you speak them.

Regarding Hogwarts holiday periods, some of the professors like to send assignments home with their students. It's often one of two things - further reading in the class's textbook, or an essay. I remember them from my school days, Angharad, and I can help you just as well as he can.

I do care about you, Angharad. You are, at times, difficult to understand, both in words and in actions. But I care. And I want to see you better yourself.
— Adelina —
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I write in English tae [too]. Whit else wid ye write in and how come shuid ye nae [why shouldn't you]  write lik' ye blether if yi'll waant someain tae ken [you want someone to know] whit ye'r talking aboot? That's glaikit [stupid]. If he kin ken 'n' ye dinnae [If he can understand and you don't], then he reads better.  Thir's a speil [there's a play] at school.
Angharad
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26 November, 1888
— Angharad —

I will see you over the holiday. And I expect you to at least spend two hours per day working on your writing. Perhaps it wouldn't be so hard to understand your meanings if your letters were clearly formed.
— Adelina —
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I wullnae [won't]. Chail kin read thaim.
Angharad
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28 November, 1888
— Angharad —
I do not want you to remain as you are. Please, Angharad. I do not wish for you to have less than you deserve.

I only wish the best for you. And that includes the ability to read and write. Your accent is no problem. Continuing to write with such archaic language...well. Please. Just try.
— Adelina —


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