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by elemtilas
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 05:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: No verbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: No verbs?

by elemtilas
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 03:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who were the Áifiúraí/Ábhad Ibhereiu of County Donegal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Who were the Áifiúraí/Ábhad Ibhereiu of County Donegal?

This is the sort of serialised article thing that needs to go into the Speculative Grammarian!

(Qwed's series, too, btw.)
by elemtilas
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 17:26
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Lingua Latina
Replies: 89
Views: 38870

Re: Lingua Latina

Lambucibundus/-a/-um : on the verge of being treated to delectable morsels of mirabilia; cf. lambucibilia Wow! Touché! [:D] [->] [->] [->] [->] (Cic., Prisc., Luc.Sam., Patr., etc.) q.v. First sources! Attestations!! Like a true Classicist! [xP] [+1] x 10 10 Gratias tibi ago, mi amice! :mrgreen: [:...
by elemtilas
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 03:14
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Lingua Latina
Replies: 89
Views: 38870

Re: Lingua Latina

Lambucibundus/-a/-um : on the verge of being treated to delectable morsels of mirabilia; cf. lambucibilia such morsels (Cic., Prisc., Luc.Sam., Patr., etc.) q.v.
by elemtilas
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 03:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What do a language and a dialect consist of?
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: What do a language and a dialect consist of?

Hello guys. I just felt like I needed to share my opinions about the distinction between a language and a dialect. A dialect is a unique form, but not necessarily a variant, of a language. A language is any separate system of communication that is known to mankind. However, I have my own opinions o...
by elemtilas
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 03:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130509

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Maybe not Lithuanian enough? [o.O] Ooh! You've reminded me!!! In a month will be the annual Lithuanian Mugė (Cultural/Christmas Bazaar). They sell balandeliai as big as your foot, and blynai with all the sour cream and applesauce you can handle, and as many chilled frothy Svyturys as you can chug!!...
by elemtilas
Mon 01 Oct 2018, 04:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130509

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've been collaborating with Dewrad, the creator of Dravian: probably the best naturalistic romance language ever made (well, to me at least) and very similar to my own project, which takes place in the same region. While the last time we chatted he told me he hadn't much time to get back to me due...
by elemtilas
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 20:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 29
Views: 908

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

Recently, I have become fascinated with eusociality in modern gall-forming thrips, and evidence of gymnosperm pollen-collection in Mesozoic Thysanopterans (?!) WHo knew?!? [o.O] Some amazing stuff out there on the Interretial Event Horizon. [;)] [O.O] Wow. Can we have an interlinear of that first s...
by elemtilas
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 02:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 29
Views: 908

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

Recently, I have become fascinated with eusociality in modern gall-forming thrips, and evidence of gymnosperm pollen-collection in Mesozoic Thysanopterans (?!) WHo knew?!? [o.O] Some amazing stuff out there on the Interretial Event Horizon. [;)] [O.O] Wow. Can we have an interlinear of that first s...
by elemtilas
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 02:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130509

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Decided to work on a little project this week. Namely, trolling the Ancient Archives for World related materials. Old posts and convos from pubs and taverns long derelict with friends now far distant. (Though one or two happily hang around here! [xD] ) Boy was I surprised to dig up well over a thous...
by elemtilas
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 19:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 118898

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

Further cultural revelation will be required. It could be that Moth-girls lay enough eggs that sacrificing a few of them for the export silk trade is seen as an honourable gift. Maybe ever greater honours are heaped on those who sacrifice more and more of their children (if children they are seen a...
by elemtilas
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 01:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 118898

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

Well, Mothfolk in question apparently have no problem "... wear(ing) silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik." Then you see my point. Either wearing the silk of your dead speciesmates only rises to the level of “rude” for the moths (possible, just probably an impor...
by elemtilas
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 01:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

eldin raigmore wrote:
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 21:49
elemtilas wrote:
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 17:02
Sting harmonics. Lovely!
Don’t The Police hold copyright on most of Sting’s harmonics?
Ah, my friend!

You return, as always, timely, and with that rarest elixir, the Correction Fluid of Gilead!
It shall be applied froth wiht!
by elemtilas
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 118898

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

True; but AFAIK the process of obtaining silk kills the larva in the cocoon, while human hair can be harvested without harming the person on whose head it grows. Also true, for real silk worms. But if that's also the case of fruityloops' arthropods, it seems their tolerance for killing is higher th...
by elemtilas
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 118898

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

WeepingElf wrote:
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 17:51
fruityloops wrote:
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 22:17
my moths prefer to wear silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik.
Which makes perfect sense. Who wears shoes made of human leather?
Well, Dr. John Osborne, for one.
by elemtilas
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 17:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

- and I'm working with an instrument that uses string harmonics. Without harmonics, you can just put the burden on the player to slightly adjust the notes - to remember to not QUITE play a third above G to get the 'right' sort of B-flat, and so on. But harmonics only work with exact low-integer rat...
by elemtilas
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 18:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

fruityloops wrote:
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 13:59
all they do is rub their wings together to make music. they're bug people after all.
But unlike actual bugs, since they're people, they could also devise and play actual musical instruments. They could perhaps also sing to the accompaniment of their wing-drone.
by elemtilas
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 20:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 118898

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

I don't know if this belongs here but I wanna ask, in my world, the main races are mainly humanoid arthropods of different kinds and a few of them can produce silk. what impact would this have on society? Well, you mentioned the obvious in your world's thread: slavery. What the nature of this slave...
by elemtilas
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 20:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: world introduction: Ookraia
Replies: 31
Views: 4963

Re: world introduction: Ookraia

Silkworm slavery . . . interesting!

Q: can we see a good / finished image of the Butterfly people you showed us the sketch for? I think I like them best of all so far.
by elemtilas
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 03:24
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 29
Views: 908

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

On the other hand, the wee bugfolk could simply breed and ride smaller tortoises. This would make a perfect war juggernaut for some wee small Antfolk battalion!...

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