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

From:Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Date:Sunday, November 9, 2003, 2:33
> > That's a *huge* gallows. How big is the town? > >Big. It probably had three or four million humans >in it. No one knows for sure how many Daine lived >there at the time.
Wow. That's big. I have no idea how large Sovchilen is, but it is definately not over one million, and the population might be as low as 50,000. I suspect that 50,000 is too low, maybe more like 100,000, but that still means that I have no idea how big it is since there is a ten-fold difference between 100,000 and 1 million.
> > Well, of course, if it spreads outside the pub > > or threatens to become a > > riot, then the authorities need to step in. > > That goes without saying. I'm > > sure that they keep an eye on any > > establishments that they know to be > > habitual offenders in this respect. I mean, if > > a place has a reputation > > for producing a brawl every night, they'll > > watch it. > >That they will. Probably taking bets.
LOL (I think I need to proofread more carefully in the future, keeping careful track of the possible anteceedants to my pronouns, especially when you're around, Padraic. Was that actually the way you first read the sentence (it is ambiguous), or did you read it right the first time and then intentionally misinterpret it for the sake of humor?) But seriously, although I said that they didn't go looking for bar-room brawls to break up, if they do happen to witness one, then they are required to break it up and arrest all parties involved, who will then be sentenced by the judge to be publicly whipped. (Not with one of the metal-tipped ones that they use on thieves, just with something that hurts.) Fighting is considered a criminal offense, so the military has to intervene if they witness it, even if they don't go looking for it. And even though fighting is a criminal offense, a man who is in the habit of brawling will not be considered a criminal, just rowdy. "Criminal" is reserved for thieves and killlers, especially thieves. Isidora


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