Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 10, 2003, 16:47|
Quoting Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>:
> --- Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> > Quoting Costentin Cornomorus
> > <elemtilas@...>:
> > > --- Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > > That's why you've got these African
> > throwing
> > > > knives with multiple curved
> > > > blades - they've always got something sharp
> > in
> > > > front.
> > >
> > > That's cheating! That's worse than wearing
> > > armour! What kind of honourless scoundrels
> > fight
> > > with weapons like that?
> > I can't at the moment recall exactly from where
> > these things are, and my books
> > are in Sweden. Sorry.
> There are certainly throwing stars, which are
> East Asian. Watch any martial arts movie for
> examples. Then there's that chakram that Xena
> throws about.
Never having seen Xena, I've got no idea what a chakram is. Sounds Indic?
But the things I talked about are definitively African - big, heavy things
with forked blades, which turn back to present sharp edges in all directions.
I've never actually thrown something like it, but I figure it takes strong
wrists and lengthy training to use them effectively.