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Alphabet ... and laughter :-)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Saturday, November 3, 2001, 2:54
On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 06:31:59PM -0800, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> >>THAC0 is NOT a Mexican food. > > > >What is THACO? > > Oh. <blush> "To hit armor class 0." It's from Dungeons & Dragons (the > roleplaying system). I'm afraid my tags are a mishmash of physics, math, > computer and roleplaying humor.
[snip] OHHHH so THAT's what it is. :-P I used to dabble a bit in RPGs, but apparently I didn't pick up that acronym :-)
> Life is complex: it consists of real and imaginary parts.
Hahahahahaha... may I steal this one too? :-) ObConlang: after typing the above line, a thought just struck me. How do your conlangs represent laughter? English does it as "hahaha" or "hehehe" Mandarin does it as "xiao4 xi1 xi1" (literally, laughing ha-ha). I seem to recall Spanish doing it another way, etc.. What about your conlangs? :-) I haven't really thought about my conlang yet, but I *might* go for the whimsical derivative of _ki'gi_ ("fun" of the noisy variety, as y'all have seen in the relay): gigigi... OK, that sounds like giggling, but hey, close enough :-) Also, it makes for funny puns (or punny funs) if you lengthen the syllables to gii [gi:], since the other word related to noise or rowdiness is _gii'j3li_ [gi:j@li]. T -- EMACS = full(y) crippled operating system


Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>