Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 10, 2003, 20:01|
En réponse à Andreas Johansson :
>Never having seen Xena, I've got no idea what a chakram is. Sounds Indic?
Indeed it is. But I thought it was "chakra". Or maybe Padraic was referring
to it in the accusative ;))) .
I can't remember the reason why Xena finds herself with such a weapon, but
IIRC she did learn a few fighting tricks from some Oriental teacher ;)) .
>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.
I've seen them, but never ever touched one. But they are damn beautiful in
my opinion! (I'm interested in blade weapons in a purely aesthetic way ;)) )
You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.