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by Keenir
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 09:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 11
Views: 350

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: 11
Views: 350

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: 11
Views: 350

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: 86
Views: 8739

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: 86
Views: 8739

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: 86
Views: 8739

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: 86
Views: 8739

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: 86
Views: 8739

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: 1571
Views: 139531

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: 86
Views: 8739

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: 86
Views: 8739

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: 86
Views: 8739

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: 86
Views: 8739

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...
by Keenir
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 04:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8739

Re: Mto

I'm sorry, but I have more questions. (I'm enjoying these discussions, though I'm afraid I may not be helping you steer closer to an ultimate answer) Loki stuff Good to know! So much for my knowledge of Norse mythology! (I admit, I've immersed myself more in Greek/Roman than any other) happens to us...
by Keenir
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 01:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8739

Re: Mto

On the other hand, it does seem to hamper some of the deities, such as the Trickster Goddess. In much the same way that people would rather worship Thor than Loki, why would people devote to Trickster Goddess than say, Valya? Trickster would have a much harder time competing (though again, if the s...
by Keenir
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 07:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Need help identifying & translating this necklace
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Need help identifying & translating this necklace

A family friend asked me what it meant, and while I didn't know more than it looked like it might be Chinese or maybe Japanese (and that, given that it was on a necklace, that it probably meant good luck or protection from bad things ), I knew that the good friends in CBB would know, so I copied it ...
by Keenir
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 06:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8739

Re: Mto

I'm giving examples - precedent, if you like. avenues to consider and reject. Fair. no, I was unduly harsh and far too bitter and impolite (at best)...I did not word that at all well or even remotely gesturing towards well. I can only apologize to you. I am sorry. It's just that whenever I look at ...
by Keenir
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 02:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8739

Re: Mto

I mean, sometimes a deity is at the head of a nation's or region's worship, yet is pretty much nonexistent in another nation or region (compare Baal in Roman Syria and Israel, vs Roman Britain)...and the jobs of gods don't always stay the same through space or time (before Osiris took over the stat...
by Keenir
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 01:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8739

Re: Mto

So, I ended up creating a list of 16 deities, in terms of domains—but didn't have names for most of them. And as I was thinking about names, another thing that's been bothering me (and I've kept ignoring despite its growing insistence) finally crept up: in what language are the deity names? Like, o...
by Keenir
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 10:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8739

Re: Mto

well, if such remote manipulation is possible, would there be a tradition of making the minitures (painting, model, etc) with a flaw or three, however small or subtle, so whatever is done to them isn't done to the full-scale one? or good painters use cubism or surrealism or something else that dist...