"My grandfather did his job, which was to spoil me, and it is only now that
I’m beginning to realize how much more he did. I must have been five or
six when I began to realize that my father didn’t approve of all the
things Noish-pa was showing me—like how to make a leaf blow slightly askew
of the wind just by willing it to. And, even more, the little slap-games
we’d play that I now know to be the first introduction to Eastern-style
fencing." ~ Taltos © Steven Brust
Linguistically, the word "noishpa" is meant to be a Fenarian softening of the Hungarian "nagyapa" or "nagypapa" (from the Dragaera Wiki). We are never fortunate enough to meet Vlad's grandmother, but Steve Brust confirms that "Noish-ma" would be the right word in Fenarian. If your grandkids are lucky enough to be able to learn whatever you can teach them, why not show your affection with a bib, onesie, or kid-sized shirt? We also offer gifts for grandparents.
Gifts for a favorite grandmother
For the Noish-pa in your family....