October 8th, 2008

Pi stationary

Prayer to my food

I have come up with a standard prayer for my food, so I don't have to improvise as much. I have also translated it into Dvencoilii, the language of the Duenicallo. I want to practice speaking it. Dvencoilii is a very hard language to speak, it's very harsh and gutteral. The HK sound makes a sound like an h crossed with a throat-clearing sound. The r ALWAYS rolls, like a purr or growl. Accented u is oo sound, as in moo; so is oo and uu. And u, for that matter. The capitalized T is hard, and so is like spitting the letter out venomously. Words with the hard T tend to be said in a way that sounds terse. "Paad" is like "pawed." Double-I (ii) is like double e (ee). "Dven" has a silent D.

Just to clarify: Dvencoilii is a constructed language for an alien race I have in some of my novels.

English: Many thanks, spirits of my food; I apologize for any suffering my people gave you. I appreciate your sacrifice, so I may live. I pray (that) my life will do honor to your spirit and atone for your suffering and pain.

Translation: Varrah nii'ehl, daar-raHs'vy'ahg túk HKoon-hiin ahdjd; HKoon kuumah'ra'gah’nii tlee kudahh hyoh'loh'syai HKoon'hiin dven vyor'nor'sen paa. HKoon byah'koo'peh'ty paad thrihk'nai'taHG, yug HKoon oonoi rah'HKain'yah. HKoon dyoh'shyah HKoon-hiin raHK'haHK bhaHKii HKahdj Tah-Tahshk kón paad raHs'vy'ahg siik noo'loo'yii'amma tlee paad hyoh'loh'syai siik Tii'TahT.

Post Turtle

Joke I got from ArcaMax:

Post Turtle

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to one of the political candidates.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, that candidate is a 'Post Turtle'".

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'".

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain.

"You know they didn't get up there by themselves, they don't belong up there, and they don't know what to do while they're up there, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put them up there to begin with".


George W. Bush is a post turtle.

"Discordians" filter

I have a new filter for Discordians. So if you consider yourself a Discordian, please reply to this post.

I highly doubt I'll make any Discordian-specific posts. This is just so I know who's a Discordian. I have the Portlanders filter for a similar reason: merely to keep track of who lives in Portland Oregon like I do. (BTW, if you're a Portlander, let me know.)