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by Axiem
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 01:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 89
Views: 15905

Re: Mto

Next question: Inaccessible or hard-to-reach places in your conworld? There's an island in the middle of the Eastern Ocean (for which I still need a better name) that's a perfect square, with sheer stone sides that go straight up a good hundred or two hundred feet. The stone itself is enchanted eno...
by Axiem
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 01:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 71414

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Next question: Inaccessible or hard-to-reach places in your conworld? There's an island in the middle of the Eastern Ocean (for which I still need a better name) that's a perfect square, with sheer stone sides that go straight up a good hundred or two hundred feet. The stone itself is enchanted eno...
by Axiem
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 22:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 175582

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

My personal experience is that ideas are a dime a dozen; what really matters is execution. And two people will often take the same core idea and run in two very different ways with it. I'd say posting your ideas for critique—especially of world aspects or magic systems—you have very little to worry ...
by Axiem
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 17:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 396
Views: 44127

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

The "character" of Magic in El Goonish Shive does that sort of thing, changing how magic works every so often for reasons. (And, the people affected get the chance to influence how it changes). Also, the immortals are (at the time I'm writing this) potentially debating changing the rules that preven...
by Axiem
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 04:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: English Orthography Reform

I don't see that as an accurate description of the conversation. As well, not everyone on this forum is male; please don't assume that I am or that anyone else is.

That all said, I've no real interest in discussing the topic further. Have fun! 💁🏼‍♀️
by Axiem
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1383
Views: 107887

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

A roomba is a good way to keep the public parts of the floor relatively clean on a daily/couple-of-daysly basis. However, from my experience, it's not a good replacement for having an actual vacuum cleaner on hand. Even when I owned a roomba, I'd still want to vacuum for real every month or two, and...
by Axiem
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: English Orthography Reform

Or something. Fair, I could have just ignored it. But I also find the technique of "quote someone who clearly disagrees with me to argue with them and then say 'Let's just agree to disagree' when they continue to articulate their position" to also be annoying. If you want to engage someone based on...
by Axiem
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 04:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: English Orthography Reform

Zé do Rock wrote:
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 23:08
i dont see that we'r reech an agreement on this. Lets agree that we dont agree.
Then don't randomly quote me to drag me into a conversation to faun over your spelling/grammar reform.
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 18:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 175582

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

They're tidally locked, I'm talking about the time it takes for them to rotate around the earth, which really is dependent on mass. Yes, the (theoretical) orbital period is a function of the masses of the two bodies and the distance between them. The general nomenclature is still to refer to a body...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 175582

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

Well maybe they are not all moon-sized exactly; the innermost could be about 15-20 arcminutes (Luna is about 30), the second could be 20-25, and the outermost could be 25-30. By "size", are you referring to the angular diameter from the planet's surface, then? I thought you were talking about the a...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 175582

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

Well I put them in a gravity simulator but all the moons I put in it start flinging off the planet within less than a year, even if I give them stable orbital resonance frequencies. Which is why I'm wondering if what I'm proposing is too impossible. If the simulator throws them out, then yeah, you'...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: English Orthography Reform

Doubled, it's /i/ Yes, that's fair. single, it's /ɛ/ when stressed and /ɪ/ or /ə/ (depending on dialect) when unstressed So, is stress marked? Or am I supposed to be familiar with the word already to know where the stress goes? Also, I thought the point of the exercise was to remove the "depending ...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

In certan cases, yes. And I find that far more problematic. I want the same word to be spelled the same regardless of dialect. Or regardless of position in the sentence (cf. "the", which changes pronunciation depending on the words around it). So i hav a sistem for europan, and i decided to use it ...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: English Orthography Reform

in stressd position Is stress denoted in the reform in any way? Or is that just something that readers have to magically be able to know? If the latter, then how is this reform any better than the current system whereby readers have to magically know how to pronounce words? a person who's never see...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 03:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 175582

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

Rotational periods? Shouldn't really matter, although over time the tidal forces are going to change the rotational periods. If they're not tidally locked, then they're probably recent captures. If they are tidally locked, and those are also the synodic periods, then the answer is very much "it depe...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 02:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

In italian you can lern the spoken language (lets say 10 000 words), plus the alfabet, I'm not denying that English's orthography is much more difficult to learn than other languages, or that there aren't advantages to reading from languages that have a more clear relationship between their orthogr...
by Axiem
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 22:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: English Orthography Reform

Sure, I've heard of this happening in an anecdote told by a friend of an acquaintance of mine as well, but are there any actual scientific studies on that? Especially the "perfectly" part is something I find somewhat suspicious. Yes, the "perfectly" is hyperbole. Vocabulary choices and other unusua...
by Axiem
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 18:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 78147

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

Defining perfection that way, eeven chinese is perfect Yes, actually, Chinese is the other major language that has this property, as I understand it: two people can exchange letters and perfectly understand each other, but be unable to communicate with each other vocally. But lerning two languages ...
by Axiem
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 17:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 89
Views: 15905

Re: Mto

I have been doing a decent amount of behind-the-scenes work, just nothing to really post here at the moment. Though in the CBB Discord, I've spent a decent amount of time talking about stuff and obsessing over particulars.
by Axiem
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 15:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 33
Views: 4021

Re: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]

I've read at least one fairly good story in the second person, and based on that one reason I'd suggest is that it's deadly for characterisation . Once you start referring to the main character as "you", you become reluctant to actually say too much about the character because it feels like you're ...