I'm not sure if his ought to count as an anotation or not, but I've just come back from trying out my modest German in the deutsche Wiki.
I have discovered, or been reminded, that the German word for "carpet" is Teppich - not a million miles away from the hero of this book.
Of course, a carpet features in Pyramids as the floor-covering in which a dusty, dishevelled and half-suffocated Ptraci is wrapped, Cleopatra style... and flying carpets come from that same general area of the Klatchian continent too...--AgProv 12:37, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Separated brother and sister
This calls to mind Richard Wagner's music drama Die Walkurie, in which two siblings, Siegmund and Sieglinde, previously unknown to each other, meet and fall in love. Their incestous bonding results in Siegfried (but that's another story). Pteppic and Ptraci avoid this solecism. (unsigned comment by Meistersinger, 21 March 2015)