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by elemtilas
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 03:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 331
Views: 66976

Re: Some Snippets from The World

A Visit to the Tower of Stars Not many Men ever quite discover where the ancient Tower of Stars is located, but if you're ever in the great city of Auntimoany and you find an amenable Daine host, he might just grant you access to this wonder of the ancient world! Overlooking the City from the heigh...
by elemtilas
Sat 17 Nov 2018, 06:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Other Community News...
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: In Other Community News...

Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange 2018!! So, there's been some interest expressed in a Conlang Card Exchange and I think it would be fun to do this again as we've done in years past! In order to keep it simple, send me your Name, address & email address. Addresses in scripts other than Roman (Chin...
by elemtilas
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 16:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 4780

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

(this isn't a new stone age, but if it were we'd probably be calling it the cenolithic) It's arguable whether this is a "stone age" or not: clearly our reliance on silicon as the foundation of modern tools (computers in all their forms) argues very strongly for it in both literal and figurative dom...
by elemtilas
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 03:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 205921

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

What are your thoughts on Fantasy Counterpart Cultures? A useful tool. I'd say, somewhat hesitatingly, very useful for a beginner because a lot of the hard work is already done. But like any tool, it can be turned into a (metaphorical) hammer. It can be misused. FCCs, in my opinion, should be the "...
by elemtilas
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 15:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 4780

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Postlithic Yes, indeed. Or: Metalithic ≊ Postlithic Hyperlithic 'Above/Beyond Stone' Electrolithic 'Electric Stone' Peranlithic 'Beyond Stone' Perissolithic 'Remarkable/Outré/Uncommon/Odd Stone' On reflection, Perissolithic might convey more the notion of 'Fantastical Stone (Age)' :wat: Well, compu...
by elemtilas
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 02:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14245
Views: 972952

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

DesEsseintes wrote:
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 02:29
I think I’d like to change my username to All-Lord Saurgothmor. [xD]
[}:D]
by elemtilas
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 02:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 331
Views: 66976

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Umm, wouldn’t five kingdoms be a pentarchy instead of a heptarchy? What would nine kingdoms be? An ennearchy? Ah. Yes, a bit of an embarrassment, that. Perhaps a quote from the Chorography will clear things up? Or at least tint the mud of history a nicer colour... To the westwards of Mentolatum, an...
by elemtilas
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 22:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 4780

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Lambuzhao wrote:
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 06:19
Hmmm… since our technology is based on silicon, are we not already in a sort of "Stonepunk" world?
:wat:
Right‽

We've already had a paleolithic and a neolithic.

What comes after neo- in Greek to mark our present stonepunky world?

:wat:
by elemtilas
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 22:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 205921

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

Do souls bop back and forth between two worlds only, or is this a more linear arrangement like 1 > 2 > 3 > 4? Linear arrangement, though in Second Earth there's a lot of debate over whether it stops there or just keeps going to e.g. Third Earth and so on. There's probably even some people who, down...
by elemtilas
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 22:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 331
Views: 66976

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Swesware http://world.conlang.org/images/f/fc/Swesware_small.jpg wailiu namoccanye surria pweherí sweswarocceng sweswarenem Yeoles and enderí harachanweshe le talghonye nimam and naderí calamuraveherzh esat endi saiano melle pweremanimonye wesenyas soft the cloak she snowed in snow is Earth shroude...
by elemtilas
Sun 04 Nov 2018, 05:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 205921

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

A random idea for a story/novel/whatever I've had is that after you die in this life, you're then born in the Next Earth, which is exactly like this Earth, except everyone is born with the memories of their previous life in the First Earth. Mind, you might not be born in the same place and most cer...
by elemtilas
Sat 03 Nov 2018, 23:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 205921

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

You could have language be hardwired too, and have babies come out of the womb screaming at cursing at their mother and everyone around them to hurry up and get them out. Or, since it's someone else's memories, screaming for that damn gin and tonic they've ordered like every night for the last sixt...
by elemtilas
Sat 03 Nov 2018, 17:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 205921

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

Is it possible to be born an adult or young teenager and have all the knowledge of the world in your brain? the idea occured me recently, All of the knowledge of the world, in the real world? No. Don't take this the wrong way, but I googled this and found a Wikipedia article on it . Perhaps in a ve...
by elemtilas
Tue 30 Oct 2018, 22:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Other Community News...
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: In Other Community News...

NEWS YOU CAN USE! The Language Creation Society is pleased as pomegranate punch to announce the venue and particulars for the eighth Language Creation Conference (LCC8). We are happy to announce that the 8th Language Creation Conference will take place in Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United...
by elemtilas
Sat 27 Oct 2018, 00:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 145884

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 26 Oct 2018, 22:10
New layout of at the LCS webpage. Has anyone else noticed? I like it better than before.
Yes. They did a good job, actually.
by elemtilas
Sat 27 Oct 2018, 00:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ĉu vi parolas Esperanton/internacian lingvon? Do you speak Esperanto?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Ĉu vi parolas Esperanton/internacian lingvon? Do you speak Esperanto?

I can speak and communicate in Esperanto at an advanced level. I speak it to expand groups and when English should not be used. Do you speak it? Mi povas paroli kaj komuniki Esperanton per alta nivelo. Mi parolas ĝin pliampleksiĝi grupojn kaj kiam la angla ne devas uzi. Ĉu vi parolas ĝin? potere eo...
by elemtilas
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 02:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A better way to use language
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: A better way to use language

Me I think this comes under "language changes". Perhaps some examples of what you mean would be helpful. English doesn't have a lot of morphemes, and making new ones up will probably end up being a non-starter. Even where there is an obvious need. I don't have particular examples if that's what you...
by elemtilas
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 16:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A Myth of the Dkuom
Replies: 5
Views: 2658

Re: A Myth of the Dkuom

Dark World and Light World (Or World of Light actually) are names of those abstract places like Moon and Sun. Do they really have articles? Depends. If they're actually names, then no article (unless the article is part of the name): Treecats spent most of their time in the Dark World = Treecats sp...
by elemtilas
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 19:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 4780

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Stonepunk is a thing. "Tribal", I agree, is questionable, but really only because it describes the nature of society. I mean, you literally hear about tribalism in modern Afghanistan in the news. I would argue that street gangs in American suburbia are tribal societies as well. You seem to be looki...
by elemtilas
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 05:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: No verbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: No verbs?