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by elemtilas
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 15:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

teengirlsquad wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 11:20
I was inspired by this: http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM
Nice find! So, what have you come up with for your world?
by elemtilas
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 14:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

Kehgrehdid wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 02:11
Best coverage you're going to find for this type of question, even though the earth is 90 degrees from your rotation, with tongue in cheek humor to boot: https://what-if.xkcd.com/10/
Wow! Now that's a cool resource! I'll have to look at that more closely.
by elemtilas
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 21:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

bump Bump what? Perhaps this ? This thread, jeez. Oh. Really? Why? I mean, it's a picture of Earth. I don't mean to be rude or anything, but I will be blunt: I really don't understand the point of the image or what you're getting at with it! Lat/Lon won't be any different. Just looking at the distr...
by elemtilas
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 15:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

gestaltist wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 14:24
teengirlsquad wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 13:04
bump
Bump what?
Perhaps this?
by elemtilas
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 12:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

That said, I think trying to reform the Gregorian calendar is a fool's errand, far more than changing pretty much any other method of measurement. And are we not a band of merry fools? Anyroad, the civil calendar in use throughout much of the Eastlands is one of a year divided into 12 months each h...
by elemtilas
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 03:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

So, every so often I get to thinking about calendars, either for the Earth or for Yantas, and I was wondering how everybody else divides the year on their conworld(s) or would divide the year up on Earth given the chance to implement a new calendar. Ah, the Auspicious 星天空 Reformation of the Duodeci...
by elemtilas
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 01:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?
Replies: 33
Views: 1874

Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

I don't know if Lambuzhao or Lao Kou or some of the other, er, more seasoned geopoets have been working on one world the whole time or not. I think Sally Caves is probably the only other person I know who's been working within a single world for a span of decades. Depending on how exactly you count...
by elemtilas
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 01:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115313

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

I have the idea of creating a writing system that originated from writing on whale or sea bones, but I do not know how the medium would affect the shape of the letters, if at all, nor do I know what implement would be involved. like scrimshaw? Scrimshaw can be incredibly detailed and not limited to...
by elemtilas
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 03:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23929

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I was in my teens That would explain the hate, yes. [:P] Seriously, though, the films, from what I've seen, seem to be mainly visualizations of selected scenes from the books; the idea that the movie might need to present the plot in a way that someone previously unfamiliar with it can understand s...
by elemtilas
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 03:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115313

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

It also means that in the phrase "red apple" the head word is "red". .... when using "head word" that way, they'd say "apple" is the head-word of "red apple". [/size] Hmm. Were ifs and buts was candy and nuts. To me this sounds like a rather less than useful scheme! To you, for all I know, this mig...
by elemtilas
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 03:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23929

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

DesEsseintes wrote:
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 03:16
So everyone’s comparing wand sizes now? :roll:

Egerius, what was I again? You made me take the test once over on the IRC.

I've seen one Harry Potter film. Hated it.

*runs away before being lynched*
Nah, no lynchings here!

You might, however, be turned into a newt.

Sorry, wrong movie!
by elemtilas
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 01:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23929

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So I finally got round to signing onto Pottermore and completing the sorting hat quiz to determine my house and I was surprised to find I was sorted into Gryffindor and not as I had predicted Ravenclaw. Well, I am a Ravenclaw. [:D] The wand is made out of Elder wood with a Unicorn hair core, 10" in...
by elemtilas
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 21:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115313

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

It also means that in the phrase "red apple" the head word is "red". when using "head word" that way, they'd say "apple" is the head-word of "red apple". Hmm. Were ifs and buts was candy and nuts. To me this sounds like a rather less than useful scheme! I think I'll crawl back under the Rock of Bli...
by elemtilas
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 18:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115313

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

Wouldn't postpositions by their nature indicate (somewhat) a head initial language rather than head final as you say? I mean, head-on versus on-head seems clear that the noun is the head of the "adpositional" phrase in both, with the former using a postposition and thus be head initial? The adposit...
by elemtilas
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 01:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23929

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Actually, does anyone know the payment process for royal weddings here in the UK? I seem to recall that the various members of the Royal Family have an income set for them by Parliament, and that they also take in money from their various estates and businesses, but where does the money for a royal...
by elemtilas
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 01:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23929

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I feel like I don't have a very elaborated vocabulary for racial distinctions. I saw her and thought she was British, because of the context. Then someone said she was US-american and I thought she was US-american. My wife than asked where she is from and so we found out here mother was african-ame...
by elemtilas
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 01:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115313

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

Void wrote:
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 20:24
A newbie question, but still: if my language is generally VSO, and has postpositions, would it be classed as a head-initial language?
I believe so. As I understand it, and I could be wrong!
by elemtilas
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 19:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23929

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

From Yahoo news: Complicating the country’s understanding of her identity, British people don’t differentiate between being black and biracial , and Markle is referred to by residents as "black." Link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/meghan-markle-apos-won-apos-210454059.html Am I the only person to hav...
by elemtilas
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 12:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23929

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

From Yahoo news: Complicating the country’s understanding of her identity, British people don’t differentiate between being black and biracial , and Markle is referred to by residents as "black." Link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/meghan-markle-apos-won-apos-210454059.html Am I the only person to hav...
by elemtilas
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 12:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10766
Views: 517862

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I realised that I need to add quite a lot of new rhymes to my Híí bank, as I haven’t listed glottal stop + stop clusters, and I’m contemplating permitting sequences such as nn’ ss’ , so that’s on my to-do list now. Do you mean rimes? I refuse to use that awful spelling, as I actually stated before ...