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All apostrophes in the middle of fantasy names are now to be pronounced "boing."

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rubynye
Jul. 7th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Koriand-boing-r.

Okay. *nods*
issendai
Jul. 7th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Once married to Phboingyzzon, erstwhile enemy of Komandboingr.

You see? So much better.
(no subject) - alexx_kay - Jul. 7th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC) - Expand
lordavon
Jul. 7th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
So my pern character is now "G-boing-leep?"

AWESOME!

I LOVE THIS PROCLAMATION, Evil Overlady!

Keep them coming!
fer_de_lance
Jul. 7th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
...You have a Pern character named G'leep?

Are you, perchance, also a Robert Asprin fan? ((Crosses fingers))
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G'leep - dragonginnystar - Nov. 25th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
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alexx_kay
Jul. 7th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
Can we get an exemption for characters who are actually African? "Tboingchalla" just doesn't seem like an improvement to me.
issendai
Jul. 7th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
We are willing to make exceptions for real languages that are written with apostrophes. Otherwise, Chinese textbooks would be too damn silly.
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slipjig
Jul. 7th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
*lands on carpet, hemorrhaging with laughter* Gads, woman, you've just ruined Anne McCaffrey for me forever.
issendai
Jul. 7th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
We accept your tribute and your praise. Go forth and spread the word of Boing.
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rain_dog
Jul. 7th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Mercedes Lackey is likewise ruined. However, Shay aboingchern sounds more fitting anyways.
issendai
Jul. 7th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
We agree. Many, many Lackey characters' names would be more accurate and descriptive if they had a boing in them.
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llyse
Jul. 7th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
BOING!

I predict that fantasy authors will rebel by starting to put exclamation marks in front of names.
issendai
Jul. 7th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Exclamation marks are to be pronounced "rikki-tikki-tavi."
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ghilledhu
Jul. 7th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
This is going to make watching any Vulcan episode of Star Trek very interesting...
lordavon
Jul. 7th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHAHA!
Tboingpau!!!!!

*Falls over*
Re: BWAHAHAHA! - ebenbrooks - Jul. 10th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
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elfowls_nest
Jul. 7th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Pwaahahahahahahaha!

Now I have to go back and re-read that silly book trilogy of Chris Claremont's - the new pronunciation will make it sooooo much more amusing! (Or any of the old X-Men comics - "O hay it's the Shiboingar Empire!" *snicker* )
rivkaesque
Jul. 7th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
You are a GENIUS! Fboinglar and Tboinglan salute you!

Not to bmention the shayboingaboingchern.
shadowflyer
Jul. 8th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
While I have never, ever, even remotely considered sullying my brain with Lackey fanfic, this thought causes it to make so very much more sense.
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issendai
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
We thank you!
randomsome1
Jul. 8th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
That'd almost make the Venom Cock book bearable. :D
issendai
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
If the funny inherent in the plot doesn't make it bearable, juvenile sound effects will always do the trick. :)
biomekanic
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Here via caprine, I bow to your superior(sp) brain meats.
ebenbrooks
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
I, too, am here via caprine. To quote her, you rock like a big rocking thing that rocks a lot.
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esprix
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Also here via caprine, and this will make the Taelons very, very annoyed - especially Zoboingor. :D
issendai
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
The Taelons deserve to be annoyed. Their names were too silly for words even before they became Maboingel, Daboingan, Quoboingon, and Roboingar and engaged in kaboingarboingpaaj and pboingrajboingrath.
padparadscha
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Hawaiboingi?
Just for that, I'm going to friend you.

(I am a perpetrator of apostrophes in conlangs. However, I'm a linguist, so I make DAMN SURE that every apostrophe has a purpose, either as a pronunciation or as some sort of actual punctuation. Does this make me exempt?)
issendai
Jul. 11th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Hawaiboingi?
We thank you and shall friend you back as soon as we shift our lazy ass out of first gear our challenging civic duties leave us time to do so.

We cannot exempt the creator of any fantasy language because too many authors chuck in apostrophes, Q's, and Z's until their language reaches a predetermined sexiness quotient, then slap a bad excuse on top. As wading through the excuses would significantly reduce our watching-Dr.-Who-while-skimming-Y!Gallery time, and we are nothing if not serious in our pursuit of cultural interests, we will not attempt a more nuanced ruling. There will eventully be exceptions, but they will require sexual favors. Or possibly more Dr. Who tapes.
Re: Hawaiboingi? - padparadscha - Jul. 11th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC) - Expand
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Re: Hawaiboingi? - padparadscha - Jul. 11th, 2007 07:09 am (UTC) - Expand
newroticgirl
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Here via biomekanic. I'll never look at an apostrophe the same way. *weeps*
issendai
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Our work here is done. Go forth and share your misery with others, that collectively they may mock the apostrophes right out of bad fantasy books.
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*snorf* - issendai - Jul. 11th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC) - Expand
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