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by stormcloud
Sun 08 Jan 2012, 06:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang for relationships?
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Conlang for relationships?

It's certainley feasible, but I think Thakow's got the main objection to it. If these features existed, there'd probably also need to be a way to hide the information from people you didn't want to know it. Good point. I didn't mean that the language would have to broadcast all these facts constant...
by stormcloud
Sat 07 Jan 2012, 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang for relationships?
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Conlang for relationships?

Recently I've been wondering about the possibility of a language that helps clarify interpersonal relationships - whether that be romance, friendship, or whatever. Here's what I think this language would/should do: + differentiate between romantic love, platonic love, parental/family love, etc. - I ...
by stormcloud
Tue 15 Nov 2011, 10:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conpolitics
Replies: 15
Views: 2926

Re: Conpolitics

The Shỹcãt are a group of nomadic tribes organized around a central 'Cuða zjẽt' or 'free leader' who organizes and solves disputes between individual 'Cuða' leaders. There are also elders in each tribe who maintain tradition. Tribes move throughout their shared territory between specific campsites t...
by stormcloud
Tue 15 Nov 2011, 08:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 765136

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I studied for a history test and did math homework [¬.¬] But on the bright side, I also did some vocabulary-building and grammar-tweaking, and now have about three different ways to form an adjective from a noun and a better sense of how my conlang's funky plural system is supposed to work. :mrgreen...
by stormcloud
Tue 15 Nov 2011, 07:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Two thoughts
Replies: 26
Views: 2937

Re: Two thoughts

Hm... there was a Star Trek novel that did something like this, I believe. Called "Probe" or somesuch. The aliens were whalelike and communicated in songs that contained multiple layers of meaning. Needless to say, they got very frustrated with the simple humans and their ability to only process one...
by stormcloud
Tue 15 Nov 2011, 07:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 23
Views: 3078

Re: Slavery

In my conworld there are people born with a supernatural powers of healing. While some cultures revere these people as prophets or angels or priests, others consider them 'unclean' because they absorb the impurities of others or because they upset the order of things. In these cultures it is common ...
by stormcloud
Sat 12 Nov 2011, 05:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Easy to Learn Conlangs?
Replies: 21
Views: 2598

Re: Easy to Learn Conlangs?

Toki Pona meets most of these criteria (I'm pretty sure) and has a vocabulary of about 120~130 words.
by stormcloud
Sat 12 Nov 2011, 05:42
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Making Fonts for Things Which Are Not Phonetic (ish)
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Making Fonts for Things Which Are Not Phonetic (ish)

:D Thank you very much!

Once the glyphs are made, though, is there a way to type them, or do I have to resort to copy-and-pasting/click-and-dragging?
by stormcloud
Fri 11 Nov 2011, 00:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 77902

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

What would your conpeople think of bail-outs? The Shyncan peoples would be very perplexed. Their economy consists of bartering goods and exchanging favors, so they would have a hard time understanding all this abstract "money" stuff. However, once someone explained things to them and finally got ar...
by stormcloud
Thu 10 Nov 2011, 22:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Things/words unique to your accent/dialect?
Replies: 83
Views: 6312

Re: Things/words unique to your accent/dialect?

Interesting. Is there any dialect distinguishing these two forms (e.g. you was for past, you were for subjunctive)? Was = past Would(a) = subjunctive ...I think. I'm less sure of how the subjunctive works in English than in French (thank you, crappy American education system). My French teacher ins...
by stormcloud
Thu 10 Nov 2011, 01:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Making Fonts for Things Which Are Not Phonetic (ish)
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Making Fonts for Things Which Are Not Phonetic (ish)

I have found many different programs/applications that would allow me to print out some form of template, fill it in with my characters, scan it, and use the image to create a font. This is great, but...I need something a little more complex. Is there any program that would 1) let me create hundreds...
by stormcloud
Thu 10 Nov 2011, 00:56
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: WTF Moments in History
Replies: 48
Views: 14450

Re: WTF Moments in History

The Soviet Union in WWII. Not only did they send people into battle unarmed, they also shot them if, like any sane person would, they tried to run away. Do all the recent end-of-the-world predictions count as history? Though, people thought the world was going to end back in the year 1000, too. Also...