Says - Midkemia Online Online Help

3.2 Says

The various topics covered in here are:
 - SAY (', "),
 - Other say types (scream, etc.),
 - Languages,
 - Ask and Exclaim (?? and !!),
 - Talking to someone in particular (SAY TO),
 - Language Rules, and
 - Emoticons

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

If Banath types in say Hi there! then others in the room will received:

   Banath says, "Hi there!"

Both ' and " work just like SAY.

Other Say Types
You can substitute SCREAM for SAY to get a different form of talking that works identically.

Other say-types you may use are:
   - Scream
   - Whine
   - Mutter
   - Snarl
   - Sing
   - Chant
   - Whisper
   - Hiss
   - Growl
   - Muse

Saying and Language
What you say is always spoken in one language or another. The languages you know are based on your race. Each city shares a common language: Kingdom for Krondor, Eledhel for Elvandar, and Moredhel for Sar-Sargoth.

Type SPEAK to see which language you are currently speaking, as well as which other languages you know

To change the language you are speaking, type SPEAK <language>

Ask and Exclaim
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 Midkemia is simply the best ever, don't you think??
   SAY Midkemia IS the best ever!!

This is different than the ASK command. 

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

   SAY TO ISHAP How could Midkemia exist without you?

   SCREAM AT ISHAP How could Midkemia exist without you?

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

Watch What You Say
Midkemia 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.

The True Power: Emoticons
To give your SAYS even more variety, you can use emoticons (sometimes called smileys) at the very end (only). Emoticons only work with SAY, not with EXCLAIM or ASK or SCREAM or anything else but just SAY. If Arlendor types

   SAY Yes, I am the best Midkemian that ever was :)

Then people will see

   Arlendor smiles and says, "Yes, I am the best Midkemian that ever was."

Here are the emoticons and what they do:

   :)  smiles and says             
   :|  looks undecided and says
   :)) smiles broadly and says     
   :/  looks skeptical and says
   :>  smiles impishly and says    
   :?. looks thoughtful and says
   ;)  smiles with a wink and says 
   :B  drools and says
   :D  laughingly says             
   :P  sticks out his/her tongue and says
   :*  blows a kiss and says       
   :O  looks surprised and says
   :,) says through happy tears    
   :S  looks confused and says
   :@  angrily says                
   :(  frowns and says
   :(( sadly says                  
   :C  very sadly says
   :,( says through unhappy tears
   :$  says with a slight blush
   D:  say with your mouth half agape