|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
> 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 .
"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