Re: OT: whales. Re: OT: syrinx (was Conlanging with constraints)
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 18:01|
This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but in Larry Niven's Known
Space, cetaceans have representation in the UN. There are no stories with a
cetacean pro/antagonist, though.
On Feb 17, 2008 7:26 AM, <MorphemeAddict@...> wrote:
Miapimoquitch: Tcf Pt*p+++12,4(c)v(v/c) W* Mf+++h+++t*a2c*g*n4 Sf++++argh
> In a message dated 2/17/2008 04:53:10 AM Central Standard Time,
> caeruleancentaur@YAHOO.COM writes:
> > >Ollock Ackeop <ollock@...> wrote:
> > >...I decided to give them a syrinx -- which allows them
> > >to produce two tones simultaneously.
> > Is this really possible for birds? I never knew this. I'm hoping the
> > answer is "yes," because I'd like to make it an anatomical feature in
> > one of the loquent races in my conworld.
> > I've included some other anatomical features in various loquent beings
> > such as:
> > 1. The flea's mechanism for jumping very high.
> > 2. The ability to see ultraviolet & infrared.
> > 3. The tapetum for increased visual acuity.
> > 4. Gills.
> > 5. hollow bones such as birds have.
> > Charlie
> Hmmm, while reading this it occurred to me that an interesting conworld
> be underwater, involving cetaceans. It's been done before, in a story
> the Pilot ("Storyteller" by Amy Thomson), but that's from the human
> perspective. Another whale-world story is "Fluke: or I know why the
> winged whale sings"
> by Christopher Moore.
> Anyone know of other novels or stories involving cetacean societies?
> stevo </HTML>