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by Axiem
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 19:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

This is one of the things that's handled by the deities-playing-Civilization idea, for what it's worth. Implicit is that each deity can only really affect things within the bounds of their nation and among their followers; things like disputed boundaries would be subject to particular rules on the d...
by Axiem
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 04:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

I suppose my point was that, even if the goddess of joking came down and said "don't worry, I'm not going to play a joke on you"...how do I know she's not joking when she says that? (and by extension, the same principle for any other god?) That's part of what I need to re-tool and hammer out and ex...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 14:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

that may be humorous to Her Based on the context given, that scenario isn't one that she'd find funny, so the point is moot. Clearly, I need to re-tool how I describe her, along with how I discuss how the deities interact with people, etc. It's on my list, though right now I'm much more concerned w...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 04:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

*shrugs* some people (like me) would make such warding offerings just to be on the safe side...no matter what she or her priests say. What if it had the opposite effect, and actually made you more of a target for mischief? :D I don't, in general, see her as particularly malicious, though. Trolling,...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 04:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

wouldn't the put-upon wife make an offering to a deity who could either stop her husband's actions (one way or another) or get her somewhere better? (yes, i know, some people want to stay in such relationships, thinking its the only love they'd get/deserve/etc, so a snap or clap might suffice) If t...
by Axiem
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 17:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

who the what now? (or "whats that when its at home?") See: the put-upon wife who claps back at her overbearing husband. Or the mischievous who points out the parents' rampant hypocrisy. Or a satirist, penning a story to run in a local magazine. Do people offer her offerings so they don't get jokes ...
by Axiem
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 17:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

I mean, distance doesn't really matter that much to light; on Earth we easily see things that are thousands of light years away. It's only if there's substance blocking it that it matters—which if there're enough clouds and such in the atmosphere, it would do that. But you also don't need to look up...
by Axiem
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 05:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Are people able to look up and see the other continents, the storms, and that sort of thing? Or is there something in the atmosphere inside the sphere that reduces visibility? Does this sort of thing have any effect on espionage or military tactics?
by Axiem
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 05:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

Here : Can female forms be divine? What would your conpeople think of the modern Western concept of female angels? How about childlike "cherub" forms? The deities of Mto have unambiguously male (e.g. Qlazh, the Hunter) nonbinary (e.g. Inoul, the Entertainer), and unambiguously female (e.g. Anadiel)...
by Axiem
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 05:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 485
Views: 55710

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Can female forms be divine? What would your conpeople think of the modern Western concept of female angels? How about childlike "cherub" forms? The deities of Mto have unambiguously male (e.g. Qlazh, the Hunter) nonbinary (e.g. Inoul, the Entertainer), and unambiguously female (e.g. Anadiel) deitie...
by Axiem
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 19:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Well, the problem isn't much with "trapping light" so much as "everything produces heat in space, and it's relatively easy to see that heat". The page here spends some time discussing it (look for "There ain't no stealth in space") It's possible if they're far enough away, their heat signature at a ...
by Axiem
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 18:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Ah, so Chimud is a Dyson sphere, and the people live on the inside of that sphere? (I'm a little confused about the setting, still; it's not clear whether people live on a sphere orbiting the sun also or something else?) Regarding the Dyson sphere: given what we know of thermodynamics, how does the ...
by Axiem
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 18:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

By the way, that image doesn't work; you might have the permissions set up right to share it publicly.

Why was Chimud built to prevent technological advancement? What's the purpose of the restriction?
by Axiem
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 20:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

So, tell us what Tyangu gets up to? Is she interested in music like Kokopelli & Huehuecoyotl? Tyangu wouldn't particularly be into music as music—but I'm sure she'd enjoy the music of Weird Al. She's a fan of comedy, of jests, of fun and jokes. Satire is the sort of thing she really enjoys, as is p...
by Axiem
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 04:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 429648

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

How would he spell the word [øykre]? (Women speak English too. Fluently, even!) As an American, the answer is "I wouldn't". Neither [ø] nor [y] occur in my dialect of English, so it's not like I have ready-made characters to use for them. As well, straight [e] isn't particularly common; it's more o...
by Axiem
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 03:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8838

Re: Mto

I can't quite seem to let go of the cosmology issue, though as I think through it and talk through it with people in real life, I may (slowly) be finally coming to some decisions. In particular with this post is that the deities distinctly don't have "domains", just "interests", but are also much mo...
by Axiem
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 18:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 429648

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

Are there languages without /h/, and if so, how do they represent laughing sounds, such as the ones that in English we spell <hahahah>?
by Axiem
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 15:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 429648

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

That makes sense, I think, even if I can't hear it well. Okay, another question. Do languages that are SOV word order typically have case marking or particles or some way of more clearly differentiating the subject and the object (such as in Latin or Japanese), or do a lot of them just rely purely o...
by Axiem
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 04:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help with IPA for my vowels
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Help with IPA for my vowels

I've found this wikipedia page to be quite helpful for hammering down various things in IPA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_chart_for_English_dialects This one, too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA/English Also, this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_phonol...
by Axiem
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 02:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 429648

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

In IPA, what's the difference between ⟨t͡s⟩ and ⟨ts⟩, if there even is a significant difference in pronunciation?