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Koldar Mondrakken
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« Reply #15 on: 03 November 2001, 07:14:00 »

"It's like chopping wood with an Orcish knife."

Doing something completely senseless and without thought.
Orcs would say: "It's like chopping dwarves." ;)

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« Reply #16 on: 03 November 2001, 09:43:00 »

"By Sophronia's Hand" (What ever the cost.)

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« Reply #17 on: 16 November 2001, 23:22:00 »

We need more gruff soldier type curses. 'Armeros's Teeth!!' is one of my personal favourites but it wears thin if every grizzly veteran uses it. Plus I have no idea what's so cursy about Armeros's teeth, unless they're filed like sharks, otherwise it just sounds good :rolleyes  

'Damn It!' just doesn't seem to work as well in Santharia....

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« Reply #18 on: 17 November 2001, 04:14:00 »

Ok, let's go:

"By Queprur's hand!"

"For the crown!"

"Will Queprur lend me her sickle!"

"May Seyella guide, Armeros help us and Nehtor cure us afterwards."

"Biting Ogres!" = "SH**!"

"By Armeros' beard!" = "I don't believe this!"

"Eyasha, forgive me!"

"An Caltharian sword!" "Somewhat very strong and dangerous!"

"Orcish babble." "stupid"

"The Lances of the Twelve!" = "Anything stands against it."

"The Morashty can have thee!" Curse

"May Foiros burn you!"

"... like the thickness of a dwarven beard." = "very strong"

"... as thick as a dwarven skull." = "very stubborn"

"May Etherus abandon you!" = "hmmm... err... you know!"


has to be sorted out but I think some are cool!

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« Reply #19 on: 17 November 2001, 09:48:00 »

Here is one of mine I am using in my story "May Armerous hand guide her/him." =prayer to the God of War to avenge.

With deepest regards,Capher

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« Reply #20 on: 17 November 2001, 14:48:00 »

Do we have some harsh sounding one sylable words out there that can fit into this?  Because that is what we mostly use over here for our "swear" words.  I'm thinking that we can use "D*mn it", because we probably used that throughout the years.  Just putting in my wooden nickel :)  in.

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« Reply #21 on: 17 November 2001, 20:21:00 »

Oh, go kiss a dragon = go play on the freeway

the problem is, swearing just doesn't make sense! All the words we use for it are talking about sex, bodily functions, or eternal punishment. In Chinese the swear words talk about sex and death. In ancient times, didn't they get more descriptive, and take their time to insult someone thouroughly?

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« Reply #22 on: 17 November 2001, 21:14:00 »

Make like a sheppard = get the flock out of here

;)

yes / no  ??

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« Reply #23 on: 17 November 2001, 21:40:00 »

These are all good quotes and curses :evil  and I have an idea for how to compile them together.  How about dividing them into sub groups such as : curses, war, love, power, aspiration, wealth,,, ect. ect.  They wouldn't have to be these exactly but something that would describe what the quote was about and then by the quote put what race, or class the quote came from.  Just a thought.

"See the Tree in the seed, The rainbow in the storm, and the frost in the sunset."

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« Reply #24 on: 17 November 2001, 22:56:00 »

I guess there's always the usual 'Blast it!!!'? Neutral sounding enough to be stuck in a fantasy world's colloquialisms?

I remember one Chinese curse where the user basically curses the cursed's descendents, the males would therefore be eternal slaves and the females would be prostitutes. Another cruder one has the cursee cursing the cursed's future male progenies's to be born without a rectum....potent stuff, Chinese curses ;)

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« Reply #25 on: 17 November 2001, 23:41:00 »

Remind me never to get you mad, Dala ;)

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« Reply #26 on: 18 November 2001, 14:51:00 »

I don't know about the ancient times swearing, but lets ask someone who was there.  (Any ideas?)

Question: Do we have a hell?

MOOOOOOO!!!!

Edited by: Betsy the cow at: 11/17/01 8:58:42 pm
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« Reply #27 on: 18 November 2001, 16:34:00 »

Betsy, I'm afraid the three Psyrpents I'm keeping for research are getting hungry. So, if you'll just follow me...
*various unpleasant sounds*
But to answer your question, yes we do. I count 2, one within the Void and the Nether(Planes? World?) counts as one too.

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« Reply #28 on: 20 November 2001, 14:14:00 »

Well I don't really know about swearing, I think they didn't do so much swearing/flaming and all that. However, I do think they had some of them. For instance, I remember 'Mehercle' form my Latin lessons, meaning something like 'by Hercules'. So swearing was probably related to gods and other persona of higher worlds, giving them the fault of your ill fate.

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« Reply #29 on: 20 November 2001, 14:16:00 »

Dividing the quotes into certain categories sounds like a good idea - especially in the long run when there are more quotes accumulated. But I don't know which categories would fit best...

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