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Re: illithid phonetics

From:Mario Bonassin <zebuleon@...>
Date:Thursday, April 5, 2001, 18:42
The laws of the worlds they exist in say that they can only communicate
telepathicly with a race that has a language and that they speak a language
common to the underground races.  If anything I would think that they don't have
a 'spoken' language but they can learn other spoken languages.  Theirs is a
purly telepathic language, if you think of it like when you think to yourself
you can hear your own voice in your head, then there language could virtuallly
'sound' like anything you want since they never actually vocallize it.

long time gamer 20+ years : )

bjm10@CORNELL.EDU wrote:

> On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, Tim Judge, Erion Telepalda wrote: > > > Bjorn Kristinsson > > > > >But would they have the neccessary speech organs? > > > > It is likely that even telepathic creatures would have ways to make sound, > > espexialy if they interact with nontelepaths or animals. And even if they > > didn't they would most likely have retained them from before the race > > develeped telepathy. > > What evidence is there that sound would ever have been used as > communication? Could they not have "develeped" (which is wrong--they > would have EVOLVED if it had never existed before, development requires a > pre-set pathway) telepathy without going through speech? Can anyone cite > any evidence that this could not have happened? > > The ability to detect sound can be useful, but that doesn't require the > ability to vocalize.