Saying things and Talking to others - Achaea Online Help

3.2 Saying things and Talking to others

(See also: HELP EMOTIONS, HELP EMOTING, HELP EMOTIONLIST, HELP EXPRESSIVENESS)

The various topics covered in here are:
 - SAY (', "),
 - Talking without Say (SCREAM, MUTTER, CHANT, SING, WHINE, and SNARL),
 - Languages,
 - Ask and Exclaim (?? and !!),
 - Talking to someone in particular (SAY TO),
 - Language Rules

  
Saying, ', and "
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SAY - it's the main way people talk to other Achaeans in the same room. Just
type SAY followed by anything, and you'll say it.

If Aeyr types SAY Hi there! then everybody nearby will see:

   Aeyr says, "Hi there!"

Both ' and " work just like SAY. There are other Achaean ways to talk that
don't use SAY (such as WHINE), too; plus you can SAY something to one person;
and you can use emoticons - keep reading to see how.


Talking Without Say
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There are other ways to talk, like say, but different too. They are SCREAM,
MUTTER, CHANT, SING, WHINE, WHISPER, and SNARL. Each one does something a
little different. Try them and see.


Saying and Language
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What you say is always spoken in one language or another. Most things you say
will probably be in the language ACHAEAN, but there are many other
possibilities. See HELP LANGUAGE, HELP THATS NOT ACHAEAN, and HELP MIDDLE
ACHAEAN for some more ideas.


Ask and Exclaim
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ASK and EXCLAIM are variations on SAY which you get by using special
punctuation. To EXCLAIM, use two exclamation marks (!!). To ASK, use two
question marks (??).

   SAY Don't you see, Achaea is the greatest??
   SAY Achaea IS the greatest, and I am the greatest Achaean!!

This is different than the ASK command. ASK <denizen> WARES is a special case
where you use ASK to find out what a wandering merchant has for sale.


Talking to Someone in Particular
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You can SAY something to someone (adventurer or denizen) this way:

   SAY TO AEYR How could Achaea exist without you?

   SCREAM AT AEYR How could Achaea exist without you?

This works for most of the forms (SCREAM, MUTTER, etc).


Talking in a Specific Language
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You can use SAY to speak in your racial language this way:

   SAY *TSOL'AA speak to someone in tsol'aa.
   SAY *DEEPLY *TROLL to use expressiveness in your racial language.

See HELP EXPRESSIVENESS for more info about altering how you say things.
See HELP LANGUAGES for more info about racial languages.


Punctuation
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You don't have to end your SAY (or WHINE, or whatever) with punctuation, but
you can. Use a . or a ? or a ! if you like.


Watch What You Say
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Achaea is full of many people from all parts of the world and all age groups,
including very young people. Please be careful with what you say. To read more
about our restrictions in this area, please see HELP LANGUAGE RULES.


(See also: HELP EMOTIONS, HELP EMOTING, HELP EMOTIONLIST, HELP EXPRESSIVENESS)