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"Learn the original vampire language"

Goths meet rappers in Romanian 379.

Poster for Romanian REE 379
East European hip hop + Dracula's language
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Romanian REE 379 in Fall 2003
Reasons for taking Romanian:
  • Learn the original vampire language
  • The only Romance language in the former Communist Bloc
  • Learn language through Romanian hip-hop/rap
  • Visit the most beautiful churches and castles in Europe on a small budget
Taught by way experienced native Romanian instructor, Emil Nicolescu, MA, and 2003 Slavic and East European Poetry Slam prize-winning rap artist

This is from a flyer spotted in Batts Hall the first week of classes. I guess there aren't enough Romance language nerds and cross-training Slavists to fill up the section. An A to Nicolescu for effort and I hope he met his quota. (I also hope someone else designs the covers of his CDs.)

language 2003.09.21 link

Comments

Boy do I remember that feeling of knowing that if your section is undersubscribed, you go sleep in a cardboard box with the pissbums. Andre Codrescu will be proud of this resourceful son of the Impaler, at any rate.

cbrayton [iggy cxe hairyeyeball punkto net] • 2003.09.21
I've worked with Romanians, we had a great rapport. They could pronounce Eugenia perfectly and I was also able to say Mihai without insulting the Romanian pronounciation rules one bit...

Enigmatic Mermaid [enigmaticmermaid cxe uol punkto com punkto br] • 2003.09.23
I continue to get lots of visits from people who have been searching for the phrase "vampire language".

Attention Googlers: can any of you tell me what you were looking for when you engined your way here? Was it the conlang Fampónd, or something out of Buffy fandom, or the unintelligible dialogue in the Blade movies, or language rules in RPGs? Or the actual language spoken by Vlad the Impaler?

Or maybe the proposal to use Ido as the language of the "globally unified Vampirism tradition"? Ooh -- if there's one thing scarier than vampires, it's Idists.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2003.11.11
we are looking for our natural language and not some made up fantasy crap

denis • 2004.01.17
Oh, my mistake, members of the vampire community would never be interested in made-up fantasy crap.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2004.01.19
And I love how, in Interview with the Vampire, the Transylvanian vampire is a crude earthy mumbling thing.

Maktaaq [maktaaq cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2004.03.02
Hey, what about those of us who lurk here looking ONLY for made-up fantasy crap?

Heh.

christina [ataraxy cxe jeskey punkto com] • 2004.03.02
vampires are not made... up their real!
suck on that!

Anonymous • 2004.03.03
I would like to inform you that we are indeed real, and those like myself are searching for our own language.
The fact of the matter is that there is, or was, a vampire language complete with it's own written tongue.
We once had that language, but it was lost.
CC

Cullain Church [cullainchurch cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.03.04
the maner in wich u speak of my race is not apreciated at all if eny of u aculy dare to chaling the darknes of my cold dead heard then email me and prehaps i will inlighten u of ower cultur also if eny others of my race still are lingering in the shadows out ther y dont u contact me!!!!!!!p.s .............im waiting........!!!!!!

drake velardius [yamatouk cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.03.12
my email adress is yamatouk@aol.com and tier82@hotmail.com come and get me!!!

drake velardius [yamatouk cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.03.12
im waitin

drake velardius [yamatouk cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.03.12
come out come out wer ever u r

drake velardius [yamatouk cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.03.12
.........

drake velardius [yamatouk cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.03.12
........

drake velardius [yamatouk cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.03.12
im waiting ........waiting for u

drake velardius [yamatouk cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.03.12
Has anyone ever found a lost language on the internet? I suppose it's more likely than under the chesterfield cushions.

How will the vampires know when they have found the language they are looking for? Are there inscriptions, incantations, documents or tattoos existing in the lost language?

Romanian sounds like a good bet. Even if it's not the right language, it is a language from the homeland of vampires, and thus might contain or have contributed loanwords.

Qov [qov cxe direct punkto ca] • 2004.03.14
I've posted a vampire language update.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2004.03.18
Do they actually teach this anywhere in the US? Like Minnesota? It's something I'd love to learn, I question myself at times, maybe I'm a vampire, is it possible to be half? Anyways, not the point, I want to learn the language.

Cay [carpenoctum305 cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.03
vampires are real , i have freinds and family in the vampire clan down here

matt [misfits1765 cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.04.05
OK,...MAYBE I'M STONED,....WHERE DO I LEARN THE ORIGINAL VAMPIRE LANGUAGE???????

DRAGAI ARKANUM [DRAGAI_ARKANUM cxe HOTMAIL punkto COM] • 2004.04.08
is it just me or is any one else "human" a little freaked out right now?

lakin [lakinb cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2004.04.10
is it just me or is any one else "human" a little freaked out right now?

lakin [lakinb cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2004.04.10
just replying to cays message but dont u have to suck blood and prowl around at night to be a vampire?

lakin [lakinb cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2004.04.10
Any of you who are not of Vampire blood, includung all of you halfbreeds out there had better either figure out our language on your own or leave it alone. Anyone who starts publishing the aincent languages on the internet will find the consequenses very grave...... have a nice day

Tel Na Veratas [garet_jax_druid cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.12
If you are really lucky you might find one of us older vampires to teach it to you younger ones, however, it is not something to be publicly displayed........ EVER

Tel Na Veratas [garet_jax_druid cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.12
I found perpetual amusement in the people who can't even type English.. yet they want to know another language.
Tch.

Anon. • 2004.04.12
Wow... I can't beleive I didn't stumble upon this sooner... You're telling me that there actually ARE other Half-Bloods out there?

Chosen One [pirate_kai cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.12
are half bloods really considered vampyres? all of those who i hang out with say that i'm not the "real thing" for being only a half blood.

desmodus [lilrussian61988 cxe netscape punkto net] • 2004.04.12
damn key board...

desmordus [lilrussian61988 cxe netscape punkto net] • 2004.04.12
Personally, I think that Half-Bloods should still be considered Vampyres... Not as Vampyre-y as the Full-Bloods of course... But still Vampyres...

Chosen One [pirate_kai cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.13
I don't think that you absolutely have to be sunlight deprived and living off blood to be a vampire. I just don't. Just like the garlic thing, I don't believe it either. I think they're crappy hollywood myths, and a real vampire, hopefully having evolved if these things were true, would be ok with sunlight (maybe have some small reaction) and love food. Blood is always good, always yummy, but the food too. I think it's possible, maybe I'm wrong, and that's fine if I am.

cay [cruzzer_chic cxe htomail punkto com] • 2004.04.13
I agree with you Cay... I imagine that Hollywood has had alot of fun coming up with all the myths that they do... As for there being a true Vampiric language, Romainian is my closest guess.

The other day, just for kicks, I watched Underworld for the first time. I have to admit though - That movie really adds a twist to possible Vampyre history... For all of the terminology/possible fact in the movie, you almost have to wonder if the Creator was a "Blood" or knew a "Blood"... (That is just my personal take on it)

Chosen One [pirate_kai cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.14
??? how are any of you vampires?? haha you anne rice worshippers

suryou • 2004.04.15
er... 'scuse me if I'm wrong... but are you mocking us?

Chosen One [pirate_kai cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.15
By the way... I happened to read all the way from the top down (which is probably something I should have done to start with) and wanted to comment that my Great Uncle, on my father's side (the side with the Vampyre blood), has a weirdly lettered tatoo.. maybe I should ask him about it?

By the way- I was told that the original spelling of Vampyre was spelled with a "y", not an "i"... is that true, or does it just matter as to whom is spelling it?

Chosen One [pirate_kai cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.15
Hey i am deathly fasinated by vampires and believe they just like humans can do anything..they can eat garlic but dont like it..they can with stand crosses and they can walk in the sun..i think hollywood just made all that mumbo jumbo stuff up..i'd love to learn this language... By the way blood is pretty tasty

Vampires Maiden [punkrockrwhowantstosuckyourblood cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2004.04.17
The only reason that I am even a "Half-Blood" is because my father was a Full-Blood. (My mother an' him got a divorce when I was only 2) I haven't drank anyone's blood, and don't plan to do so anytime soon. Just because I'm not a "Blood-sucking creature of the night" doesn't mean I'm not a Vampire does it? The Vampire-ness is still in my blood though... *is soooo confused by all of this...*

Chosen One (who has a new e-mail address Yay!) [The_Chosen_Half_Blood cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.17
Don't strain your brain too much, Chosen One. I agree with what you're sayin', Vampires Maiden.

Kravyn's_Victim (he force fed me pudding!!!) [grim_death98 cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2004.04.18
if vampires r real how come we don't hear of missing people or unexplained teeth marks?

Southern [don't have one] • 2004.04.19
Maybe because we're careful about who we feed from? *insert eye-roll here*

Chosen One [The_Chosen_Half_Blood cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.04.19
HALF-BLOODS ARE VAMPIRES!!!
FULL-BLOODS ARE VAMPIRES!!!
WE BOTH HONOR THE DARK VEIL!!!
WE ALWAYS WILL!!!
WE SHALL RISE AGAIN MY CHILDREN BUT THIS TIME WE SHALL SHOW NO MERCY!!!
AS THEY SHOWED ME NONE!!!

CAIN [dj_at_work69 cxe msn punkto com] • 2004.04.21
HALF-BLOODS ARE VAMPIRES!!!
FULL-BLOODS ARE VAMPIRES!!!
WE BOTH HONOR THE DARK VEIL!!!
WE ALWAYS WILL!!!
WE SHALL RISE AGAIN MY CHILDREN BUT THIS TIME WE SHALL SHOW NO MERCY!!!
AS THEY SHOWED ME NONE!!!

CAIN [dj_at_work69 cxe msn punkto com] • 2004.04.21
how doiknow if im an untintional psychic vampire?

levii james • 2004.04.22
how doiknow if im an untintional psychic vampire?

levii james • 2004.04.22
Maybe if you start typing everything twice?

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2004.04.22
very interesting message board, i am writing a fictional book and seeking information for an accurate account of what is myth and what is true, any suggestions where to look?

hi-it's-me [uwrite2meplz cxe aol punkto com] • 2004.04.24
hey drake velardius dude, i believe in vampires and every thing. In fact i am researching them, but the thing you said about all the other vampires that are lingering in the shadows to contact you and telling them to come out where ever they are, you got that off of queen of the damded. Trust me i know, i have seen it like 8 times.

blood tears [smartie cxe comcast punkto net] • 2004.05.11
I myself am a psychic vampire and an intentional one at that... but any vampyres claiming to be one I challenge you all.. I have alot of knowledge (since that is my basis of my abilities) about both the psychic and blood vampires. To be truthful I am in search of the true vampires (that includes the halfies as well.) If you have even a part of the wonderful race in you then contact me at soulfire1982@hotmail.com. I check it often so will get back with you asap.. and those that claim to be "elder" vampires.. I got one thing to say to you.. come for me and meet the challenge for I await the day to see one of you truly show yourselves and prove to me that you have not abandoned us to our own paths. Bring it for I wait..

Ravyn [soulfire1982 cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2004.05.11
idignity towards those whom are much older and wiser to the prestege of the existance of Vampires. I myself dwell among the Vampires, in the most ancient house of the Dracul, or the Dragon. I am heiress to Vlad Dracul and renowned elder of the Clan de Dracul

Empress de Dracul • 2004.05.12
The supposed "half-Breeds" are in fact, Day walkers, humans that have taken the blood of a Vampire but have not, in fact, been bitten beforehand, its the dying process that seperates the Half-Bloods from the Elders if anyone had any questions, please email me

Empress de Dracul [legardora_chloe_eod cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.05.12
damnation!
frigid technology
its:
legardora_chloe_eod@yahoo.com

Empress de Dracul [legardora_chloe_eod cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2004.05.12
Okay, guys, it's been fun, but this isn't a general-purpose vampire discussion board. Google will turn up plenty of those.

If anybody spots a vampire language site, please e-mail me the URL. Otherwise, that's the end of this thread.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2004.05.13
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