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The Laurie/Fry conlang sketch

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Thursday, March 17, 2005, 17:37
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From: "Jonathan Knibb" <j_knibb@...>

> Joe> I wouldn't say that's so much a feature of newbie conlanging as > comedy > conlanging. > > On which subject I can't help mentioning the sketch by Stephen Fry and > Hugh > Laurie, which IIRC (and it was a long time ago) involved Fry acting as > interpreter for Laurie, the latter speaking English and the former > translating into a comedy conlang. Each of Fry's lines was slightly > longer > than the previous one, until eventually Laurie gave an enormous chunk of > text which Fry translated by a single syllable. Anybody else remember > this?
No, but I'd *love* to know where you got this. I'm a Hugh Laurie fan, but I don't know this sketch. Was it on Jeeves and Wooster? No, probably not. On a Saturday Night live? A Bit of Fry and Laurie? Fry spontaneously inventing a conlang would be hilarious to watch. Sal


Tim May <butsuri@...>