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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 ;)) ) Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>