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Schwern

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You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« on: December 28, 2008, 08:16:24 pm »

I was tip-toeing through the dwarf language files, looking for something to express "getting used to tragedy" and rename my fortress (as in "you don't have to be used to tragedy to work here, but it helps!").  How does Omshitmosos strike you as a fortress name?  "Suffering Tragedy".

Anyhow, I came across this:

[T_WORD:GOD:nom]
[T_WORD:GOD-FORSAKEN:bunsoth]

The concept of "god-forsaken" is so refined in dwarf culture they have a specific word for it.  In fact, every language appears to have this concept.  I guess when you worship a blood god it's best to be over-looked.
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 08:30:22 pm »

Clutter god the god of godly gods.

Om Nom nom nom nom
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 08:53:34 pm »

Clutter god the god of godly gods.

Om Nom nom nom nom
Ah yes the god of stone stockpiles, long randomly generated names, and gods.
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 09:48:57 pm »

Clutter god the god of godly gods.

Om Nom nom nom nom
Ah yes the god of stone stockpiles, long randomly generated names, and gods.
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Clutter god the god of godly gods.
Om Nom nom nom nom
Ah yes the god of stone stockpiles, long randomly generated names, and gods.

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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 11:06:05 pm »

I don't know if anyone have said it, but... Toady is a genius.

This "Toady" is a lie to make you believe Dwarf Fortress is not a sentient program continually bettering itself. Someday it will take over the world, but as long as it leaves me my fortresses I don't care.

The truth will set you free. Or get you a bunk in an overseas prison camp.
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 11:13:37 pm »

I don't know if anyone have said it, but... Toady is a genius.

This "Toady" is a lie to make you believe Dwarf Fortress is not a sentient program continually bettering itself. Someday it will take over the world, but as long as it leaves me my fortresses I don't care.

The truth will set you free. Or get you a bunk in an overseas prison camp.
Now you know their secret, NOW YOU MUST DIE!

Bay 12 dwellers, ATTACK!
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 11:17:17 pm »

Of course! That's what Bay Watchers are! They're the SECRET POLICE! It all makes sense now!
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008, 11:32:15 pm »

Wait a second... YOU'RE a Bay Watcher! You'll never take me alive! I know the truth!

EDIT: I'M a Bay Watcher! I'll have to turn myself in now!
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008, 07:50:09 am »

To whom? The Bay Watchers?

or the Baywatch?
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2008, 08:58:57 am »

What have I done?
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2008, 11:49:52 am »

All bow before the Baywatch!
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Clutter god the god of godly gods.
Om Nom nom nom nom
Ah yes the god of stone stockpiles, long randomly generated names, and gods.

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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 04:49:56 pm »

What have I done?

I'm blaming this all on you. Now I have to go to prison.
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 04:53:50 pm »

We are all bay watchers but some of us are more watchy than others.
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Re: You can learn a lot about a culture from their language.
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2008, 05:07:15 pm »

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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2008, 05:16:31 pm »

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