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 Post subject: Halofiria
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:05 am 
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This is where you go when you have a question about the language Halofiria. Halofiria is related to both Torcan and Bisevsevan, but is nevertheless a distinct language.

( In other words, if people on this board are using a prase or smiley or acronym that you just don't get then ask about it here! )

I'll go first.


What's with the llama?

:llama:

What does it mean?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:09 am 
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It means we have a new llama icon that we can use when we're stumped but feel that we ought to say something.


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:rofl:

That's an excellent meaning, Whistler!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:30 am 
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You can blame (or thank?) me for the llama.

Whistler's meaning is perfect. :D

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LOL, excellent question, Faramond! I've been wondering about it myself! :D

I thought it meant "I am hairy and about to spit, but that's just being me." :P
Or maybe: "You are hairy and you drivel!" =:)

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Eine Blume der Asche meines Herzens


but being a cheerful hobbit he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:56 am 
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Quote:
"You are hairy and you drivel!"


Hobby, I first read this as "You are hairy and you drive!"


Made me think of a big ape in a convertible, or something...

:rofl:


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Ah, the llama has so many meanings!

"Don't jump in the water, if you can't swim."

"Watch where you step!"

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I always thought it meant that Cem is somewhere around.


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It's to keep the coyotes away, you guys.

And it works, too.

Seen any coyotes around here, lately? :D

Whistler's alternate meaning has some merit.

I, personally, me myself that is, I like to cross the Llama with Spam and get Splama:

O, Splama, how brightly you shine
In the forests of the night.
Serene your goofy face,
Poised your tin-canned body,
Looming over us in Wisdom!!

O, Splama, how grateful we are
To have you amongst us.
Since metal now encases
The sacred camelid flesh,
Spitting is no longer your option.

Since Hormel's factory pumps
Out Splamas in numbers vast,
All nations may now bask
In the wonderfulness
Of thy Wisdom, without stink.

For not only spitting is gone,
But the workings of the Splama's
Holy digestive tract have ceased!
O, Splama, I salute you
And withdraw, humbled.

:llama: :bow: :llama: :bow: :llama: :bow:

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

*sadly, the Old Ones of Halofira have not granted us the Spamiticon.....*


*hastily adds, Not that I would dream of complaining!*

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The llama says "be dignified, even if you are a llama."

:llama:

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This is why archeologists had so much difficulty deciphering Egyptian heiroglyphics. :D

The llama means many things, depending on context.

It is like the banded spear that you raise in the woods to show the border of your territory. It is the secret handshake that identifies you to members of your tribe. It is the grunt you make to indicate you are paying attention to the conversation but have as yet nothing to add.

The llama is to the Hall of Fire what the turtle is the the Lene Lenape.

It is the elusive mark on the cave walls of Herat that tell us long ago some magi took refuge here, but we don't know what they were thinking or why they tarried here.

The llama is the recurring sign that will tell acheologists milennia from now that they are reading a text in Halofiria, even though they cannot figure out what this particular sign means.

Why did we choose the llama from the hundreds-long list of other such signs? Because it was there.

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:rofl:

You guys are brilliant!

So, maybe it means: It may look like a llama, but don't let that fool you - it might just be a genius! :D

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The llama says "be dignified, even if you are a llama."


That's my favourite meaning so far! :)

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Eine Blume der Asche meines Herzens


but being a cheerful hobbit he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.


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Anthriel wrote:
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"You are hairy and you drivel!"


Hobby, I first read this as "You are hairy and you drive!"


Made me think of a big ape in a convertible, or something...

:rofl:


That would be Stu_the_'bago_driving_llama, from TORC... :rofl:


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:LLAMA:

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What does the upside down smiley mean?

*confused*

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Have you ever had one of those moments when?

Or that feeling that what you just said was?

Or that somehow all of your perceptions?

:upsidedown:

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Why does it have to "mean" anything?

:upsidedown:

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Does anything "mean" anything?

:upsidedown:

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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Sense is what you make of it.

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There's such a thing as too many smilies...

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