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by elemtilas
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 02:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 58214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So, shall we have Mammophants in 2 years??? :wat: I, for one, await the day of Mammophant filet mignon, Mammophant Marsala, Mammophant meat-pies, Mammophant Mukbang, Mammophant-merino sweaters, Mammophant Minnetonkan Moccasins, and youtube videos of a preakness of wild-released Ligers taking down a...
by elemtilas
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 23:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 17
Views: 800

Re: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

Also, this: https://phys.org/news/2011-11-poop-throwing-chimps-intelligence.html Sadly, fecal smearing in humans is not as praiseworthy. :wat: I don't know, my friend. I don't take it as much of a sign of much intelligence in a three year old human! Now, bringing the kiddie potty full of odoriferou...
by elemtilas
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 92
Views: 23287

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Updated to NOW!

(Congrats Khemehekis on the milestone, and thanks bbbourq & Birdlang for allowing me the privilege of adding your langs!)
by elemtilas
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 23:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 58214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm feeling crushed right now. I found this really nice online French-Arpitan dictionary maybe a month ago. It had a good number of entries, context sentences, even a few recordings, and the search function worked in both directions. Perfect for my work on Silvish. But it turns out I never bookmark...
by elemtilas
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 00:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 58214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Most English speakers aren't consciously aware of the distinction between /ŋ/ and /ŋg/. I think Americans are aware of the distinction, and are quite happy to poke fun at someone who has "ŋg" where usually they'd expect "ŋ". I mean, it's the quintessential NYC accent, maybe slightly exaggerated, th...
by elemtilas
Sun 22 Apr 2018, 02:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 281
Views: 31997

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

Omzinesý wrote:
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 13:32
Where is Finnish written with Cyrillic? I've never seen such. Even Karelian is written which Romance.
The Font of All Knowledge says this is a Karelian text from the 1820s:

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by elemtilas
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 01:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 58214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Weighed them too, and they're so, so tiny. Rhaegal is 8 grams, and Viserion is 9 grams. Even combined, His Holiness, my other bearded dragon, weighs 25 times that! [:P] They are only 6 weeks old though. Do all the dragons live in the same tank? What are His Holiness's opinions of the new little tyk...
by elemtilas
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 01:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 58214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Sometimes it does seem that some conlangers never really get past their complex and unusual phoneme inventory. I think a lot of conlangers are also the type of people who like to label and categorize things, not just within conlangs, but the world at large. I know I'm like that. But that only gets ...
by elemtilas
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 22:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 380

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

I can share more of that stuff later if there is interest, but I figured first I’d ask what people thought of the larger picture, of the world as a setting. My hope would be that I don’t ever really expose the readers to the reality of the world, but by knowing it I could create complicated and mys...
by elemtilas
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 00:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 58214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Parlox wrote:
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 02:29
Are there any active collaborative world building projects?
Ill Bethisad is now going on 20 years of active collaborative worldbuilding.
by elemtilas
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 00:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 16
Views: 972

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

k1234567890y wrote:
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 20:47
Also I kinda wanna make a novel completely written in conlangs with no human characters.
Well, get started!

I would suggest an English translation so other people can read and appreciate.
by elemtilas
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 17:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 28
Views: 2078

Re: Naming Practices

I have been reading “The Namesake ” by some famous young Bengali authoress. Apparently Bengali children are given a “pet name“ while still pretty young. This name may be lighthearted or meaningless. This is the name that the child is called en famille and by any intimate acquaintance in private for...
by elemtilas
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 17:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8956

Re: Mto

* Tyangu, the Trickster (F) That said, I'd love to have a better excuse to flesh out some of these deities. Anyone have questions, or are curious about something, or...? Well, thanks for making the trickster deity a girl! Most trickster deities are boys, though some can be particularly lokisome in ...
by elemtilas
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 01:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 485
Views: 56028

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

I had a bit of a look there: some interesting concepts! Of course, I'd like to hear more the idea of "lack of sin". But I do wonder how this is squared with the concept of blasphemy and its really rather terrible sounding punishments! Thanks. Blasphemy does not harm anyone, but it is proof of a spi...
by elemtilas
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 01:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 21
Views: 1735

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

Elemtilas, are you an INFP, by any chance? Your rhetoric about the war between good and evil and the need to be vigilant against evil (as I understand it), and your rich fantasy world, would certainly suggest it. If you are, cool. I'm an E NFP. That obvious? Right! INFP-A. Looks like both of us are...
by elemtilas
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 01:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 431888

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

Nonetheless, looks like tremendosity has a life of its own on the 'Net, tho. :wat: :wat: Ya. Alyssa Milano says that it (tremendosity) "needs to be invented". Sorry girl, Henry James beat you to it! "But that is just what does not happen in the case of Mr. James's people. They are merged in the bac...
by elemtilas
Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 58214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I came to know this via Facebook, and I immediately checked Wikipedia. This man exceeded well beyond any expectation. He was born on the day Galileo Galilei died 300 years before him, and he died 139 years after Albert Einstein's birth. Aren't those strange coincidences? I would say these things ar...
by elemtilas
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 22:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 58214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

How do the rest of us feel about the BabyBel product that teaches customers a "new" language? Also, how diverse can a company get? These are phone companies that resulted from the break-up of AT&T , right? And then for some reason they diversified into making cheese!? !!?? And now they're making la...