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Re: Caraboo

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, August 8, 2004, 16:09
On Aug 7, 2004, at 2:21 AM, John Leland wrote:
> In a message dated 8/5/04 8:25:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time, > cph9fa@ADMIRAL.UMSL.EDU writes: > << Have > any of you ever walked up to someone (preferably a complete > stranger!) and > started speaking your conlang to them? I mean seriously speak it, as > if it > were your L1, and you didn't understand English? >> > I never tried this in person, but I did do it in a MUD once. To my > disappointment, > the person to whom I was "speaking" obviously recognized it > immediately as a > conlang. Perhaps people in fantasy MUDs expect such things. > John Leland
Ooooh i completely forgot about those kinds of situations.... Periodically on ElendorMUSH, i have my character Stygius use a Rokbeigalmki word or few... i've also used a number of 'battle cries' in Rokbeigalmki, and in this one scene where he was mumbling while unconscious, recovering from being held prisoner by Orcs, I had him mumble in Rokbeigalmki. In the 'standard medieval fantasy'-themed Live Action Role Playing game i participated in up in college, all of my character's spell chants were in Gábwe (Goblin). Once someone assumed i was speaking in Hebrew, possibly because of the velar Rs, but then i explained it to them. Most people were just like "pssst, Out Of Character, what language is that?" and then i would tell them it's Goblin. Other times, i would ask people OOCly before casting spells on them if their character understood Goblin, and if they did i would just recite it in English instead, because Goblin hurts my throat after a while. It's all the perpetual creaky voice :-P . -Stephen (Steg) "the main purpose of the pyramid is to say 'my unique pyramid is sky high and made of white marble. i do not share it with anyone'." ~ andrew nowicki