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From:     James Perry <jperry@??.net>
Date:     Tue, 3 Sep 1996 16:50:25 -0500
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.

But, if you do have a universal common originally created by the elves,
would not the reasoning be that the elves intorduced it to all the worlds?
If so, this would make them extremely old...older than dragons, perhaps...

>>>>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.  (:

Good point...I'd much rather be The Multiverse. :)


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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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