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by elemtilas
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 02:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Fractal Federation

An interesting distinction. And I'm now curious: in your world, are there actually / truly unkillable organisms? Such that you could drop a nuclear bomb on one and he'd not even notice? I haven't come across this same distinction in any language of The World. Queranarran, where you might expect suc...
by elemtilas
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 00:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Fractal Federation

Point of order: Kankonian has two words for "immortal": heriz means an organism has the capability of living forever (but might get hit by a bus); zrivd means an organism is unkillable, cannot die . An interesting distinction. And I'm now curious: in your world, are there actually / truly unkillabl...
by elemtilas
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 17:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 77108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

^You think that's crazy--consider the $4000 DigitalStorm Aventum: https://images.techhive.com/images/article/2016/06/aventum-3-hero-100667094-large.jpg Gaming PCs follow the law of diminishing returns. After a certain point, it's just silly [:P] Now thát is just . . . wow . Things really haven't ch...
by elemtilas
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 17:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Fractal Federation

I'm not going to respond to everything because a lot of it's already been addressed on my site and I don't want to basically copy and paste my whole site. If picking holes is your specialty, Devil's advocacy is mine! A lot of valid points you make, and I'll address a few. As a counter argument I'd ...
by elemtilas
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 15:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13669
Views: 770424

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

How would /tθ/ naturally form in a language, and would it be feasible not to have /θ/ in the same phonology? [tʰ] > [t͡θ], for instance. I'd think it would be alright to have only one of /t͡θ θ/ in a language's inventory, since those sounds are so rare cross-linguistically. I think there are some l...
by elemtilas
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 15:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 77108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So, what's special about a $1200 gaming computer? Generally, a PC intended to be good at gaming specifically will have a beefy GPU (or several SLIed), a fast ethernet connection and possibly an SSD. Otherwise, it's no different really from other higher spec PCs: more RAM, more processing speed (be ...
by elemtilas
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 15:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Fractal Federation

Artificial Intelligences. I didn't say anything about hybrid intelligence though i did include it in my universe. My universe is culturally diverse, there are a million different ways that cultures could implement technology and in my universe, I didn't pick one, I picked them all! There are tradit...
by elemtilas
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 05:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Fractal Federation

Most of the people live in subterranean cities, floating cities and underwater cities. Most of the land has been restored to its natural state. There are some iconic surface cities, like New York City. I thought it made more sense to have a big city underground with a continuous Central Park on the...
by elemtilas
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 04:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi
Replies: 34
Views: 3879

Re: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi

bbbourq wrote:
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 00:25
Absolutely! I am very excited to see what the end result will be.
Please do share the results here! I also bet a game like that would be interesting to play here at CBB. I know vampireshark and maybe a couple others here have actual in-world passports.
by elemtilas
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 04:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Fractal Federation

My universe is 600 years into the future. They have terraformed Venus and Mars, there are 100 billion people living on Earth and over a billion living on space stations. There is a new world government called Fractal Federation. They have immortality, artificial intelligences (sentient and non-sent...
by elemtilas
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 00:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 77108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ælfwine wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:47
Well, I bought a $1,200 gaming computer. Better be worth it.

I'm looking for a decent monitor for it at the moment, hopefully it is fine.
So, what's special about a $1200 gaming computer?
by elemtilas
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 00:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

For me it’s not ruined. But I do want to read more of the author’s words! When I saw that tinzin had replied, I was rather hoping to find exactly this, more about the world itself! I was rather disappointed to discover that the month-out-of-date "ecclesiastical council", which tinzin himself partic...
by elemtilas
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 77108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

This article might be of interest to some here. It's about loss of native language through the lifespan with special attention to early trauma. (Real, serious trauma. Though it would be interesting to learn if the lesser traumas we all experience have similar effect or not.)
by elemtilas
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 11:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2258
Views: 182233

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: hẹrùn [həˈɾɯ̞̀n] - nominal stem iron iyèruin compose, weave together; sew or stitch together, repair Next: hawampayam - act.vb. scurry about busily; attend to minor details Also: welcome back, friend gestaltist! You've been missed! (Leastways, I haven't seen you about in a while, so I could b...
by elemtilas
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 15:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi
Replies: 34
Views: 3879

Re: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi

Lao Kou wrote:
Fri 04 May 2018, 12:02
But that's our Lambu for you, sprinkling a little cinnamon sugar about the place...
And what would life be without a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled about but a landscape of dreadful desert dry toast! [:'(]
by elemtilas
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 04:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8368
Views: 585008

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Heh. Leave it to you to find and dig up such treasure!
by elemtilas
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 04:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What's your favorite word or phrase in your conlang (sound-wise)?
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: What's your favorite word or phrase in your conlang (sound-wise)?

Thanks elemtilas! What are some more examples from Lihmelinyan? curatarave definitely rolls off the tongue, and I like a word that sounds like what it means. [:D] Thanks, too! It may not always work out here, but for Daine, they're wired to react to this kind of deep onomatopœietic consonance. Kind...
by elemtilas
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 00:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 307
Views: 44454

Re: Some Snippets from The World

eldin raigmore wrote:
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 23:40
Actually on Conworlds.fun Science , on Tue Oct 06 2015 at 4:48am, you posted on the “what conditions would support a permanent human settlement?” Thread.
That post looks like the seed or embryo of this one.
Ah, on that you are correct my friend!
by elemtilas
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 00:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8368
Views: 585008

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

:con: Loucarian al nemôn isforon felloros : al nemôn prollos foljos : al nemôn logion zolos : al nemôn prosodion lugios : al nemôn logos rethinemon --- Anciros (Daine philosopher of ancient Alexandria on Pyaro) Every utterance a blossom; every word a leaf; every saying a tree; every song a grove; e...
by elemtilas
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 00:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What's your favorite word or phrase in your conlang (sound-wise)?
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: What's your favorite word or phrase in your conlang (sound-wise)?

Do you ever come up with a word or phrase in your conlang that just sounds very euphonic, i.e. it's your conlang's "cellar door"? estéleget - /ɛ.'stɛ.lɛ.gɛt/ he was awaiting, expecting; he was waiting for, imperfect of steleg- to wait for. I was doing some conjugations and realized I love the sound...