|From:||Amber Adams <amber@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 24, 2001, 15:33|
On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 04:25:11PM -0700, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> Incongruously obconlang: Anyone have license-plate games or the equivalent
> for their conlangs? <G> (Or whatever mutilation thereof.) Scrabble?
Bored noblemen and women in my conculture like to sit around playing
"cethimmethi" (word-mixing). In cethimmethi, the first player specifies
a word, for example, 'raca' (wheel). The next player must then say a word
that adds, deletes, or changes only one letter. For example, 'rava' (night)
or 'traca' (stomach) would both be valid responses. If a player cannot think
of a word, they are out of the game.
Various 'house rules' for cethimmethi that change often are allowing plural
forms ('racath' is the plural of 'raca', which makes it legal, but a little
bit too easy), and a cap on the maximum and minimum word lengths.