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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Tue, 3 Sep 1996 09:43:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism
In our last episode, James Perry said:
>
>>>        How about consistency?  Suspension of disbelief only goes so far.
>>That's my point as well,  Static,  though as I mentioned,  the explanations
>>(elves & Trader gods) mentioned by you and T. Magann respectivly,  pretty
>>much help with the consistency thing for me.  I'm using both explanations,
>>as "theories" that scholars debate amongst themselves.
>
>Thsi raises an interesting point: who thinks their characters will ever
>think about this?  I, for one, believe that the average grunt fighter from
>Krynn would probably just think to imself "It sure is a good thing these
>gusy all speak Common...otherwise I'd be in a lot of toruble."  If he
>thought that much on it.  Now, as for the sages, mages, and priests, well,
>I'm sure they'd come up with their own explanations.

	Then I guess if you're an average grunt fighter from Krynn,
everything's OK... (:  Just for the record, I'd rather have a "universal
language" in my world and leave it at that.  I simply can't accept it
without some explanation.  My theory about elven takes a stab at explaining
things without relying on myth and magic, but YMMV.

>>>ps.  What's up with all these names?  We have "The Mage" and "Game Master".
>>>All we need is "The Rogue", "The Cleric", and a few "The Fighter"s, and
>>>we'll be all set to go!
>>>
>>>pps.  I want to be "The Rogue"!  (:
>>Only if I get to be the "The Spelljammer"
>>I've always wanted to be a sentient gigantic Manta Ray that flies through
>>space:)
>
>Well...can I be the first captain? :)

	Anybody up for being "The Crystal Sphere"?  Or how about "The Prime
Material Plane"?  I think that's next on this power curve.  (:

-Static

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Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Game Master    30 Aug 1996 03:08:42
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    30 Aug 1996 13:31:19
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Paul Westermeyer    30 Aug 1996 19:54:11
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    30 Aug 1996 20:44:19
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    03 Sep 1996 13:43:56
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    03 Sep 1996 21:50:25
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    04 Sep 1996 13:31:46
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    05 Sep 1996 23:01:39
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    05 Sep 1996 23:14:09
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    06 Sep 1996 01:14:13
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    09 Sep 1996 20:41:28
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    09 Sep 1996 20:49:02
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    09 Sep 1996 21:01:17
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    09 Sep 1996 21:10:44
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Deviant    09 Sep 1996 22:44:08
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    09 Sep 1996 22:58:16
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Deviant    09 Sep 1996 23:43:56

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