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Author:  Cody [ Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Elves tire wolf

That really should be wolves - yes? Or are wolfs not wolves? <grins> It occurs nine times in planetinfo.plist (I've changed mine).

Author:  Astrobe [ Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

Given that Oolite takes place eight centuries in the future, it's only remarkable that English is so well-preserved ;-) Maybe it's thanks to the automated translators that convert the myriads of alien dialects into your own dialect.

Author:  Smivs [ Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

Perhaps they are evil because they attempt to corrupt the language. 8)

Author:  Malacandra [ Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:59 pm ]
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Clearly there has been some linguistic drift over the centuries, and what they are now calling "tree wolfs" are the creatures that, in a more primitive time and place, were known as "drop bears". :D

Author:  Diziet Sma [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

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Clearly there has been some linguistic drift over the centuries, and what they are now calling "tree wolfs" are the creatures that, in a more primitive time and place, were known as "drop bears". :D

Both logical and utterly plausible! 8)

Author:  hoqllnq [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

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Maybe it's thanks to the automated translators that convert the myriads of alien dialects into your own dialect.
This is actually mildly ;) close to the truth. (Except its a generator rather than translator.)

A planet might be "\x82\x81 for \x8A but \x88 by \x89"

where..
\x82 --> "very ", "mildly ", "most ", "reasonably ", ""
\x81 --> "fabled", "notable", "well known", "famous", "noted"
\x88 --> "beset", "plagued", "ravaged", "cursed", "scourged"
etc..

\x89 --> "\x96 civil war", "\x9B \x98 \x99s", "a \x9B disease", "\x96 earthquakes", "\x96 solar activity"
\x9B --> "killer", "deadly", "evil", "lethal", "vicious"
\x98 --> "\x9B", "mountain", "edible", "tree", "spotted"
\x99 --> "\x9F", "\xA0", "\x87oid", "\x93", "\x92"
\x9F --> "shrew", "beast", "bison", "snake", "wolf"

Author:  Cody [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

Welcome to the Admiralty, Commodore! Pink gins all round!


On-topic: wolfs is a verb.

Author:  hoqllnq [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

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Welcome to the Admiralty, Commodore! Pink gins all round!
Oooohhh .. thank you!
/me sets ASC to Saloon.


(I have nothing on-topic. Sorry.)

Author:  Diziet Sma [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

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On-topic: wolfs is a verb.
Which begs the question, just what is the tree wolfing down? :lol:

Author:  Cody [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

Exactly!

Author:  RockDoctor [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

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On-topic: wolfs is a verb.
Which begs the question, just what is the tree wolfing down? :lol:
Haven't you read your Tolkein? The trees are Ents, and Ents wolf wolves.

Author:  Diziet Sma [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Evil tree wolfs

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Quote:
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On-topic: wolfs is a verb.
Which begs the question, just what is the tree wolfing down? :lol:
Haven't you read your Tolkein? The trees are Ents, and Ents wolf wolves.
:lol: Well played, sir!

I must've mis-read.. all this time, I thought Ents ate orcs and goblins. :wink:

Author:  Stormrider [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:44 pm ]
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Diziet Sma wrote,
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I must've mis-read.. all this time, I thought Ents ate orcs and goblins
Well those orcs and goblins did ride wolves, but wolfing seems a bit hasty to me. Surely an ent would feel that anything worth eating is worth taking a long time to eat.

Author:  Cody [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Elves tire wolf

Orcs? Goblins? Elves?

Author:  RockDoctor [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:39 pm ]
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Orcs? Goblins? Elves?
Fictional lovelies. Sort of like low-tech Thargoids.

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