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by Keenir
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 00:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1558
Views: 128694

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 101

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 67
Views: 5385

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: 67
Views: 5385

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...
by Keenir
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 04:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 67
Views: 5385

Re: Mto

whats wrong with CV? There's nothing wrong with it at all! It's just that when all of my languages seem to be composed of just CV, and all the variety is in the C's and the V's, I don't think there's actually a lot of variety. I would wager that there is a great - *re-reads your statement again* Ah...
by Keenir
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 01:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 67
Views: 5385

Re: Mto

But, I'm also potentially re-thinking a lot of how I'm doing language things, especially around Situnyan. I keep seeming to want to fall into CV-repetitious languages for my syllables, and I need to do better than that. whats wrong with CV? I also may have a problem with focus. just take your time....
by Keenir
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 14:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 67
Views: 5385

Re: Mto

So, all this time, I've been calling the star that's Mto's sun by the name Nzara. This name is meant to be in Situnyan, since Situnyan is kind of the lingua franca of the world. However, as I was working on building out the pantheon and naming the deities along with determining their domains (hopef...
by Keenir
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 11:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 158157

Re: Yay or Nay?

I have no idea what you're asking Keenir. if I should have two unrelated words for the number 1, or just stick with one word. apologies for my inclarity. Ah, thank you. And why do you want to have two? Any reason in particular or "just because"? kinda just because...a niggling feeling in the back o...
by Keenir
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 23:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 571388

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Entering a lot of my phrases and known words from here into CWS: https://conworkshop.info/lang_trans.php
by Keenir
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 12:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 158157

Re: Yay or Nay?

gestaltist wrote:
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 10:37
I have no idea what you're asking Keenir.
if I should have two unrelated words for the number 1, or just stick with one word.
apologies for my inclarity.
by Keenir
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 03:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stoplang scratchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Stoplang scratchpad (numbers)

Adam said thus.
'A 'eev'adan'jit
[ʔa ʔe:v.ʔa.dan.ʔjit]

My liver is gone
'A maak gemu'jit'i le'u
[ʔa ma:k ge.mu.ʔjitʔi le.ʔu]

Adam said that.
'A nesasa'adan'jit
[ʔa ne.sa.sa.ʔa.dan.ʔjit]
by Keenir
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 02:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stoplang scratchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Stoplang scratchpad (numbers)

Numbers: 1 - 'uud [ʔu:d] 10 - 'a'u [ʔa.ʔu] Base 100 - 'a3 [ʔaʒ] Zeroes: # number: 7-3-(1-1-1)-1=0 has two words: neji'o'o [ne.ji.ʔo.ʔo]...and 'ishki'i [ʔS.ki.ʔi] (respectively, and literally, "empty hand" and "potato gone") an empty space (like the area between columns and below an archway) : 'ach'a...