Git wouldn’t let me push the repo onto GitLab and then pull it to my laptop, so I didn’t have anything to work on while on my breaks. Git is a git.
So I spent that time coming up with a way to make a quick and dirty Orcish.
- Transliterate English words into a set of nasty-wasty Orc-sounding phonemes. E.g “dwarf” → “dvorv”
- Invert the order of the phonemes. “dvorv” → “vrovd”
- Clean up any awkward bits. “vrovd” → “vrov”
- Arrange words according to a grammar that is an unholy hybrid of Japanese and Cornish.
Here are some sample phrases:
“I smell a dwarf!” → “Dža vrov dremz!”
“Aren’t you a little short for a Red Claw?” → “Už tov Derválk trož ma xon?”
“This is not the dwarf you’re looking for.” → “Zyd tov už küd vrov matán.”Friends of a mystical bent have often told me that whenever God closes a door, He opens a window. Given, however, that God's first recorded command was "Make babies and take over the world!" I believe that when God closes a door, it's an invitation to make a window. That sort of attitude seems more in line with the "take over the world" directive. Was a hackish excuse for a fantasy language the best window to make? Probably not. But a window it is.
So here's the graphical thingy I did today: