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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Saturday, November 8, 2003, 19:42
--- Isidora Zamora <isidora@...> wrote:

> >(BTW, you don't throw your knife against > >another knife within less > >than five meters, and not further either > >unless you are a wizard at darts.) > > Why not less than five meters? Something about > the physics of it?
Yeah. Knife throwing involves knowing how far it takes your knife to go in one revolution, judging the distance between you and your target and figuring whether the two distances are compatible. The trick is throw the knife at one of the multiples of that distance, so that the point sticks in. If it takes your knife two yards to spin around once, you can accurately throw it at one or two fathoms (cos it'll spin around once or twice). Try it at ten or eleven feet and you'll smack your opponent with the flat of the blade or knock him in the chest with the handle. And of course, once you throw a knife, you're not gonna get it back. Padraic. ===== fas peryn omen c' yng ach h-yst yn caleor peryn ndia; enffoge yn omen ach h-yst yn caleor per la gouitha. [T. Pratchett] -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


John Cowan <cowan@...>
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>