I was at the depression support group at Mclean Hospital today, even though I don’t feel depressed anymore.
I still like to go there to make the people who are depressed feel better. I made them cupcakes last week.
Anyway, in the DeMarneffe building they have a rack of all sorts of pamphlets addressing all sorts of mental illnesses.
And one of these sets of pamphlets had some weird writing on it.
I am usually good at languages, but I have never seen anything like this. I passed the pamphlet around to everyone in the group and not a single person had any idea what this language was.
Here are some exerpts from the pamphlet:
Lwj Siab-Qaug Zog: Ua rau yus ntshai , Mob tsis tu qab, Xav Kho kom zoo
Pib hauv National Institute ntawnm Mental Health thiab ua hauj lwm nyob hauv Minnesota hauv Mental Health Association, ntawwm D/ART Educational Campaign tau ua tus tsim rau.
One guy in the group studied this pamphlet for a good twenty minutes or so, looking for patterns and things and he suspected that it wasn’t a real language at all.
If that’s the case, why would they put gibberish or encoded English in a facility for mentally ill people? Won’t it drive them insane? Isn’t it wrong to fuck with mentally ill people?
How do you pronounce a word spelled “lwm”?
I thought of Vietnamese, but I’ve seen that before and there are accent marks on many letters in that language. This writing had no accent marks anywhere.
This might be asking too much, but does anyone know what the words might mean?
I promised my depressed buddies that I would try as hard as i could to find out for them.