Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 2 17:16:28 EST 2003


--- Margaret Ball <margaret at onr.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >Good idea, we could start this at 1 point for the
> >occassional "thou" up to five points for heavily
> >formal, deliberately archaic language throughout
> plus
> >Miltonic Inversions, and any other linguistic
> tricks
> >that infest the genre.
> >
> How many points for *inaccurate* archaicisms? "What
> sayeth thou?" "I 
> sayeth thou shouldeth throweth thith book acroth the
> room."
> 

Maybe one bonus point (total, not for each instance)
we don't want to encourage bad writing do we :)
But maybe another bonus point for a character who
speaks (in written form) with a lithp. 
Ponitius Pilate "wewease Bwian" (or was that Biggus
Dickus?)

Jon


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