On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, Brian Pape wrote: > Evidentally you've never heard a foreign language... You might be able to > understand small portions of another romance language, but try, for > instance, to tell me what someone is saying in Vietnamese... Unless you > know the language, you wouldn't have a clue. Excuse me? Who said anything about UNDERSTANDING what the person said? You obviously, aren't adept at comprehending English. I said nothing about understanding the person, what I did say was that it was possible to distinguish where one ends and another begins by the pauses in their speach in combintaion with a bit of common sense and fleuncy check. Although it's not exactly fool proof, I can 75% of the time figure it out. In addition, why are you talking about real languages? To a point MUDs can imitate life, and at a certain point, they should stop trying to imitate it. What does comprehension of heard sentences have to do with MUDs, which are (for the means of communication) text-based? It stands that this is unrelated to MUDs because you can not determine what someone hears when they're READING. That's the main problem with languages. And I'm utterly tired of this thread. We've got plenty of suggestions, go implement one if you want to, if you come up with something that's better THEN post it.
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