Re: SURVEY: Scariest Short Sentences in Your ConLangs
|Date:||Thursday, September 1, 2005, 17:45|
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Wesley Parish <wes.parish@P...> wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Sep 2005 05:39, tomhchappell wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, "Ph.D." <phil@P...> wrote:
> >> Tom Chappell wrote:
> >>> Reputedly the scariest five-word sentence in North
> >>> American English is
> >>> "Daddy, I want a pony."
> >> That doesn't seem very scary. The response is "No."
> >> [snip]
> >> --Ph. D.
> > [snip]
> > I suppose the words "Daddy, I want a pony" are only scary to
> > persons who actually might be on-the-fence about whether or not
> > to accede to this request.
> > [snip]
> Consider it from the perspective of a Centaur parent overhearing an
> Orc child asking his father ...
Good one, Wesley.
Also, consider this slight variant;
the Centaur father is told by his mid-adolescent Centaur daughter:
"Daddy, I'm going to have a pony."
I think that could be scary, too.
ObConLang: Has anyone constructed a ConLang for Centaurs?
Does it use Nasal Fricatives, or that "nasal release" diacritic from
the EIPA, a lot? How about voiceless bilabial trills?
Tom H.C. in MI