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Postby alx312 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:00 pm

hi everyone
i must confess not a fan of the great man and all his work but i am looking for some advice. i was wondering if there is a discworld language phrase book or dictionary as i am wanting to write a love poem for my girlfriend who is a huge fan of discworld and all things Sir Terry.

Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:40 pm

Hi Alex :D

Firstly, how cute are you? :lol: Secondly, well there is a Discworld Companion you could buy, but it would take you ages to find anything remotely romantic I think. (Just to check - you weren't wondering if there's another language spoken on the Disc, were you? There isn't. It just seems that way).

You could mention the Disc's greatest lovers, as in the following quote:

Terry Pratchett wrote:The Disc's greatest lovers were undoubtably Mellius and Gretelina, whose pure, passionate and soul-searing affair would have scorched the pages of History if they had not, because of some unexplained quirk of fate, been born two hundred years apart on different continents.


Or the romantic film Pelias and Melisande:

Terry Pratchett wrote:Pelias and Melisande: A Storie of Forbiden Love. Thys wille shok you! With a 1,000 elephants!


You could liken yourself to Casanunda, the Disc's second greatest lover (has his own stepladder).

Or you could just say that you love her more than:
Sam loves Sybil
Detritus loves Ruby
Carrot loves Angua
Nobby loves checking door handles.

I think it's safe to say that any love poem with a Discworld theme probably won't be romantic. But good luck!
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:50 pm

Or there's Greebo's love 'em hard leave 'em stunned technique (suuuch a macho kitty-kat). I'm afraid I can't remember where he starts off - it could well be Wyrd Sisters but his escapades in Witches Abroad and especially Maskerade are particularly outstanding as he takes on a human aspect (his mummy Nanny Ogg is a witch BTW) and is rather erm... dashing or perhaps even magnificent in a kind of feline bluebeard-come-Jack Sparrow style :twisted:

Sorry I can't do quotes - far too bone-idle and I'm on a tight schedule - good luck with the wooing anyway
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:51 pm

Terry's books aren't exactly romantic and I still maintain he screwed up when he mentioned Pelias and Melisande as that was an opera by Debussy and a suite by Sibelius (part of which is the theme music to A Sky At Night). :wink: It's not a Discworld story at all. :lol:

Welcome to the site Alex and your girlfriend has got excellent taste. :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:25 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Terry's books aren't exactly romantic and I still maintain he screwed up when he mentioned Pelias and Melisande as that was an opera by Debussy and a suite by Sibelius (part of which is the theme music to A Sky At Night). :wink: It's not a Discworld story at all. :lol:

Welcome to the site Alex and your girlfriend has got excellent taste. :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:58 pm

just copy cassundras approach and buy a stepladder :lol:
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Postby nattheweirdo » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:14 pm

Or you could just say that you love her more than:
Sam loves Sybil
Detritus loves Ruby
Carrot loves Angua
Nobby loves checking door handles.

er.. that was meant to be a quote...dunno what happened D:

I think you should mention something about sam vimes and Sybil....they are my favourite couple :) and most people i know who likes Discworld's too :D

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Postby Dotsie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:09 am

nattheweirdo wrote:er.. that was meant to be a quote...dunno what happened D:


Hi natthewierdo, welcome :D

If you click on 'quote' in the top RH corner of this message, you will get to see how the quoting thing looks :wink:
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Postby nattheweirdo » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:51 pm

Thanks :) i think i just accidentally deleted the end quote thingummy :lol:
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Postby alx312 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:07 pm

thanks for the advice everyone but i missed a crucial word out she is my ex who i'm trying to get back. i really appreicate all the advice but having not read the books i thought there was a different language but never mind i have a few ideas now thank you all so much.

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:36 pm

No, it's pretty much all in English (unless you read a foreign edition). The Dwarfs have their own language, but I don't think it's translatable into English like Klingon or one of the Lord of the Rings languages.

Good luck! :)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:08 pm

alx312 wrote:thanks for the advice everyone but i missed a crucial word out she is my ex who i'm trying to get back. i really appreicate all the advice but having not read the books i thought there was a different language but never mind i have a few ideas now thank you all so much.

alex
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Postby alx312 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:10 am

thanks for the advice everyone.

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