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by Keenir
Thu 28 Jun 2018, 07:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Triconsonantal roots: how?
Replies: 15
Views: 1145

Re: Triconsonantal roots: how?

if you're still looking, this may help...assuming I interpretted the OP correctly & you're trying to make one: http://cbb.aveneca.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... l&start=40
by Keenir
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 08:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1081
Views: 100090

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Ahzoh wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 04:15
Can't do dots or a single line, those are for diacritics.
okay...then, since you have squares tilted like diamonds, maybe have regular squares which aren't tilted?
by Keenir
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 03:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1081
Views: 100090

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Ahzoh wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 02:55
I have all but 3 of the letters made:
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I feel like I've exhausted every possible variation of the basic shapes.
does it need to be another variation of the basic shapes? maybe just use dots; or a straight line.
by Keenir
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 06:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 3446

Re: Speedlang VIII

I'll take part; though not the lead.
by Keenir
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 03:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: in anticipation of seeing _Black Panther_
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: in anticipation of seeing _Black Panther_

Saw _Black Panther_ tonight...enjoyed it. This was an example of...a moral victory? Yes, T'Challa was victorious (is it a spoiler if we all know The Hero is going to win in the end?)...but the aims of those he defeated, are what are enacted in the end: opening Wakanda to help the world. (granted not...
by Keenir
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 23:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: in anticipation of seeing _Black Panther_
Replies: 2
Views: 552

in anticipation of seeing _Black Panther_

Things I hope to learn from the _Black Panther_ movie if its the film i see it tonight: . * what happened a thousand years ago to drive the Wakandans into hyperisolation? (the Swahili coastal states? Ethiopia?) {used to be a general "many thousands of years ago" - the change of number doesn't alter ...
by Keenir
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 03:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo

If I have misstepped, I apologize in the interests of forum peace; it is entirely possible (and likely) we all spoke past one another in our initial conversings, and things escalated from there. Well, clearly I’m heading towards something here. I’ve already mentioned the Rongorongo of Easter Island,...
by Keenir
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 09:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo

4. The race/ethnicity/appropriation thing. The question is why has this particular project been accused of cultural appropriation, which in turn carries an implied meaning of 'you have no right to do this because you're not ethnically entitled to do so' ? You are the only one who mentioned ethnicit...
by Keenir
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 21:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo

Well, as yet there is no name for this - I've only stated that it would be based on the RR script and used within the narrow context of Rapanui oral history. I have at no point stated that the result would be a reconstruction of the script/language, only an aesthetically similar thing that conveys ...
by Keenir
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 04:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo

As for cultural appropriation... well, name a conlang based on a real language which isn't guilty of that? except that when it happens, the conlanger acknowledges it, and tends to rename their conlang to avoid confusion. The only question is whether that appropriation is, in some way, offensive or ...
by Keenir
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 04:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

that may be humorous to Her Based on the context given, that scenario isn't one that she'd find funny, so the point is moot. Clearly, I need to re-tool how I describe her, along with how I discuss how the deities interact with people, etc. I suppose my point was that, even if the goddess of joking ...
by Keenir
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 06:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

*shrugs* some people (like me) would make such warding offerings just to be on the safe side...no matter what she or her priests say. What if it had the opposite effect, and actually made you more of a target for mischief? :D I don't, in general, see her as particularly malicious, though. but thats...
by Keenir
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 03:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

Do people offer her offerings so they don't get jokes or 'fun' at them? I'm not really sure how much I want there to be "warding" offerings, in the general case. I don't like the idea of it becoming a protection racket sort of thing—and really, Tyangu is among the least to honor or respect that sor...
by Keenir
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 03:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

who the what now? (or "whats that when its at home?") See: the put-upon wife who claps back at her overbearing husband. Or the mischievous who points out the parents' rampant hypocrisy. Or a satirist, penning a story to run in a local magazine. Hm...I can understand the satirist; not sure how point...
by Keenir
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 05:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

She is, no joke, one of my more favorite deities of the set, and is one of the ones that's probably the most fun to be around, because she'll always be making jokes and having fun with that. She's also probably not got very many dedicated followers, but most people give small offerings to her from ...
by Keenir
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 00:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1576
Views: 164586

Re: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

The world has different "Ages", based on the death of and rebirth of each Phoenix. Due to the nature of the religion and the Phoenix, people have a sense of collective responsibility in making sure the status quo is preserved. I'd imagine the Phoenix is neutral, neither good nor evil, so it isn't c...
by Keenir
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 19:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

The fact that I haven't really played much Civilization and seen how its scoring system(s) work plays against me, here. then don't use Civilization as your hard-and-fast basis then? :?: I'm liking the polylatristic idea more and more, though there are other artifacts from the patron-of-nation idea ...
by Keenir
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 18:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

*shrugs* an isolate that has since died out, followed by another isolate that has since been sidelined by more populated languages. (named in Sumerian, then battered in Basque, and then worshipped in Spanish and English) In this example, then, I'd still want to know whether to go with the Spanish o...
by Keenir
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 05:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

just pick some names, and say that that's them after the battering. I'm just trying to figure out for any given deity which is the "particular language" that did the battering. *shrugs* an isolate that has since died out, followed by another isolate that has since been sidelined by more populated l...
by Keenir
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 05:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 88
Views: 13697

Re: Mto

do they care? if the point of the sound-name is so humans have something to call them, that's different from how they self-identify...isn't it? Wouldn't you care if a parrot called you a different thing every time it saw you? Human-speak names might still be different than their self-identification...