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by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 19:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 650
Views: 19068

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Sorry to muck up this thread with this long discussion, but so far it's civil so I'll participate as long as it stays that way. No worries! I think that's what these threads are for. One reason, for me at least, why "SJW" is a pejorative term, apart from the "it's not really my issue, but whatever"...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 12:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 650
Views: 19068

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yes, they often try to speak for others/minorities they aren't part of. I think in some cases that's okay, e.g. I - as a man - can definitely say that raping a woman is not okay, but then SJWs tend to take it too far. Your example concerning the word faggot is a good example. For me, it really depe...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 05:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 84
Views: 1498

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

We obviously have different ideas of what constitutes neat. I far prefer this to most, perhaps all, the ‘cursive’ styles posted in the thread so far. But then these things are a matter of taste. Oh, Sangi's is definitely neater than mine! I freely admit that. As a matter of fact, a drunk chicken dr...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Padmaran
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Padmaran

Ok, guys, what I've got for you today is a prayer in my conlang called Padmaran. I've been working on it for a hell lotta time now and I can finally say I'm satisfied with the effects. http://i67.tinypic.com/s5g5yf.png And now let's break it down a little bit: http://i68.tinypic.com/11kw0i1.png " 1...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 84
Views: 1498

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Even the unreadable forms? A god! We're all gonna die [:P] Yeah, I only find the second last line illegible. Everything else seems pretty normal to me. Apart from that line in the middle (which I'm guessing is some kind of shorthand?), I agree: it's fairly legible. Not neat by any stretch, but at l...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 650
Views: 19068

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I thought I'd weigh in on the SJW thing discussion (which I hope we can keep as civil as possible), but what I'd consider typical of "Social Justice Warriors" is that in most instances what they're trying to "fight against" isn't their issue, but the issue of some other person or group. Yes, this s...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 01:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: 2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!

Egerius wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 00:02
Signed up, probably Buonavallese cards again.
Yay!
by elemtilas
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 05:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!
Replies: 2
Views: 98

2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!

Sign up now for the Quasi-Annual Conlang / Con-Cultural Card Exchange! Sign-up is open through December 1st; you’ll receive your matches on or around December 5th. All conlangers, con-scripters, and con-worlders welcome! For those who haven’t participated in the card exchange previously, this is jus...
by elemtilas
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 04:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 666
Views: 54056

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Not sure if this is the right thread to post this, but spoilers don't expand when clicking "show" anymore. Does anyone else have the same problem, or is it somehow only happening for me? This has already been pointed out and the mods are already working on it (or at least they said they were). Pers...
by elemtilas
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 14:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 561
Views: 56485

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hello, I'm Zekoslav. I've been interested in languages (both conlangs and natlangs - I actually study linguistics [;)] ) for a long time, but only recently I managed to come up with something worth sharing. Usually I make a posteriori languages, because I can't for the love of all that is holy ever...
by elemtilas
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 02:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 666
Views: 54056

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

.... the Lords of the Instrumentality .... Have you read Cordwainer Smith's work ? No, actually I haven't! I haven't heard this title being used here on CBB in reference to our most puissant and lordly Mods (bows genteely, with flourish) . It has long been used at Conlang, Conculture, the Ill Bethi...
by elemtilas
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 12:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 666
Views: 54056

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

qwed117 wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 02:21
Hmm, I wonder if this has anything to do with the conlangs backpage (the last page filled with posts/topics that don't exist written by a "Guest")
Gosh. She joined back in the winter of '69! Had no idea the forum was quite thát old!
by elemtilas
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 666
Views: 54056

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Why, all of a sudden, are we being inundated by porn spam? What?! Have I just been ignorant of this because of how fast the mods have been moving or what, somebody explain! Porn spam threads made by bots keep popping up in the Conlangs subforum, I spoke too soon! I just saw an example of the porn s...
by elemtilas
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 666
Views: 54056

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Why, all of a sudden, are we being inundated by porn spam? What?! Have I just been ignorant of this because of how fast the mods have been moving or what, somebody explain! Maybe not porn spam but there is, currently, an example of spammitude barfed up by some user who just signed on today. This in...
by elemtilas
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 02:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proper Name, Story of a life...
Replies: 25
Views: 496

Re: Proper Name, Story of a life...

In the World, some names are indeed little more than mnemonics, labels. There is little power in them beyond that granted by knowledge. Deeper names open ever more cunningly wrought locks. Care must be exercised, indeed great caution, before giving someone those keys! Giving someone your facename, ...
by elemtilas
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 01:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 84
Views: 1498

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

For Talarian, apart from the usual block hand, you can see an example of chancery "ocean waves hand" and a cursive cuneiform here . With the Talarian we are almost to make a link between cuneiform writing and Chinese writing ... I did not notice their proximity ... The visual is quite intentional. ...
by elemtilas
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 17:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 650
Views: 19068

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ahzoh wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 17:05
It's been two months and still no job. It looks like I *have* made a job out of looking for a job...
[:(]

What is it you're looking for?
by elemtilas
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 17:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Egerius wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 17:20
gestaltist wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:11
outwith - Scottish English for "outside, beyond"
I've known that one for... three and a half years.
How about vivisepulture?

Or tonic?

Or jawn? (I haven't even heard of that one!)

Or davenport?
by elemtilas
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 03:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 84
Views: 1498

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

I wonder if, like for the endangered languages, conlangs is a cure... Do you have any cursive scripts added to your print for your conlangs... Can you produce comparative examples... There's an example of Avantimannish running hand runic here . For Talarian, apart from the usual block hand, you can...
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 02:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: It's Time To Change It All...
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: It's Time To Change It All...

Do you have your own standards for time calculation... And about your mathematics base ... In The World, time during the day is not often specifically marked. Eredawn, dawn, Sunrise, forenoon, high noon, aftnoon, Sunset, dusk, aftdusk, night. That's about as complex as most folks ever think about t...