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
> On which subject I can't help mentioning the sketch by Stephen Fry and
> 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
> than the previous one, until eventually Laurie gave an enormous chunk of
> text which Fry translated by a single syllable. Anybody else remember
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.