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

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, November 9, 2003, 14:36
Quoting Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>:

> --- 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.
That's why you've got these African throwing knives with multiple curved blades - they've always got something sharp in front. Andreas


Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>