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Re: SURVEY: Scariest Short Sentences in Your ConLangs

From:tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>
Date:Thursday, September 1, 2005, 17:45
--- In, Wesley Parish <wes.parish@P...> wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Sep 2005 05:39, tomhchappell wrote: > > --- In, "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.
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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