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Elves tire wolf

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:19 pm
by Cody
That really should be wolves - yes? Or are wolfs not wolves? <grins> It occurs nine times in planetinfo.plist (I've changed mine).

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:15 pm
by Astrobe
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.

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:18 pm
by Smivs
Perhaps they are evil because they attempt to corrupt the language. 8)

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:59 pm
by Malacandra
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

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:47 am
by Diziet Sma
Malacandra wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:59 pm
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)

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:43 pm
by hoqllnq
Astrobe wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:15 pm
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"

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:46 pm
by Cody
Welcome to the Admiralty, Commodore! Pink gins all round!


On-topic: wolfs is a verb.

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:53 pm
by hoqllnq
Cody wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:46 pm
Welcome to the Admiralty, Commodore! Pink gins all round!
Oooohhh .. thank you!
/me sets ASC to Saloon.


(I have nothing on-topic. Sorry.)

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:22 pm
by Diziet Sma
Cody wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:46 pm
On-topic: wolfs is a verb.
Which begs the question, just what is the tree wolfing down? :lol:

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:32 pm
by Cody
Exactly!

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:54 pm
by RockDoctor
Diziet Sma wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Cody wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:46 pm
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.

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:59 pm
by Diziet Sma
RockDoctor wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Diziet Sma wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Cody wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:46 pm
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:

Re: Evil tree wolfs

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:44 pm
by Stormrider
Diziet Sma wrote,
Diziet Sma wrote: 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.

Re: Elves tire wolf

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 pm
by Cody
Orcs? Goblins? Elves?

Re: Elves tire wolf

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:39 pm
by RockDoctor
Cody wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Orcs? Goblins? Elves?
Fictional lovelies. Sort of like low-tech Thargoids.