Sports in Conlangs (was Re: OFF: Soccer and rugby )
|From:||Doug Ball <db001i@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 4, 1999, 14:51|
> Raymond A. Brown wrote:
>> At 11:50 pm -0300 2/10/99, FFlores wrote:
>> >Oh, Argentina just lost the first match (to the Wales team, so that's
>> >not a terrible thing). Not that I care much about it. I think our Pumas
>> >are quite good internationally speaking, but they can't do anything
>> >against the Wales or New Zealand teams...
>> But they might, they just might.
>> The pumas played well against Wales & the winning margin was not much.
>> It's quite a possibility that the Pumas as well as the Welsh dragons will
>> get through the qualifying rounds :)
> How do the French team behave for the moment? I know that after the
> Mondial, they would like to behave as well :) .
> Christophe Grandsire
>For all those interested in the Rugby World Cup, I found that going to
http://cnnsi.com/rugby/index.html has pretty comprehensive coverage,
although I'm sure you could find comparably coverage at news-type websites
in your own countries. Being an American I have a hard time understanding
the jargon (it's worse with cricket-and I even played cricket one time
informally), but it's interesting to see what's important to the rest of the
world. I'm actually a big fan of (American) football (my beloved Broncos are
0-4:-( ), and a lesser fan of baseball, hockey, and basketball (the American
Big Four team sports). Being a resident of Denver (except not now that I'm
in college) I can have enormous civic pride for any of our sports teams,
even our soccer team, the Rapids.
The question I would like to pose to the list (so were a little more on
task) is what sports do have have in your conlangs? My conlang, Skerre, is
spoken by a people that is not related culturally to this world (except by
"coincidence"), so my people haven't borrowed sports like soccer or rugby
that have become "world" sports. They do have a game called sian, which
much like the American football punt. The "offense" tries to advance the
ball across the line for a point (and retention of possession) through the
punt or subsequent kicks. The defense tries to get a point and gain
possession by blocking the punt, then advancing it through any means across
an oppposite goal line.