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Re: Occult languages

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 3:18
On Tue, 24 Apr 2001 21:53:05 -0500 Patrick Dunn
<tb0pwd1@...> writes:
> I know I'm not the only one here who studies the occult (shhhh, don't > tell > my department! They won't give me my Ph.D. if I don't toe the line! > hehe). How many of you who have studied the occult have tried to > create > occult languages, or use conlangs in your magic? If you have, what > sort > of things have you looked for in the language?
- Okay, this probably is no help whatsoever to you (although i liked the ideas you mentioned, and i remember someone a few months or a year ago creating a "magic language" based on Hebrew and Latin if i remember correctly... oh wait, maybe that was helpful after all :-) ) but anyway, the non-helpful thing i wanted to say was that my conlang "Gábwe" (Gabwe with rising accent on the A), or Goblin, was invented so that my character in my local Live Action Role Playing group could say his magical spells in it. So whenever i'm casting a spell on someone, i first ask them if their character understands Goblin, and if they do, i read the spell in English translation. If they don't, i read it in Gabwe, which gets very tiring after a while because it's all in creaky voice and that hurts my throat. Being bored in class over a few weeks i created phonetic correspondences between around 10 different Gabwe dialects. -Stephen (Steg), AKA Ur' Bahar'av, Acting Magistrate of New Byron "Pwét-et Dá-tíy-Ék..." (people who i see before me...) ~ the beginning of my "pas" spell for making NPCs non-hostile * {r'} = /velar voiced approximant/


Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>