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by Yačay256
Tue 05 Aug 2014, 20:23
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Switch-Reference
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Switch-Reference

You might want to look up the Karuk Language: I have a bilingual (with English) book of their traditional literature, and the language clearly has a very elaborate and complete system of switch-reference.
by Yačay256
Sun 03 Aug 2014, 22:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Military uniforms of your concountry/ies
Replies: 14
Views: 3036

Re: Military uniforms of your concountry/ies

The Lwimaul People's Army has three primary types of military uniforms, differing primarily in the decoration of their garments: Mess dress; working dress; and battledress. All types may also be used in ceremonial situations. Mess dress is, unlike in Commonwealth countries, semi-casual; on the line ...
by Yačay256
Sat 02 Aug 2014, 02:12
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Greatest conquerors in history
Replies: 91
Views: 24044

Re: Greatest conquerors in history

Worth pointing out, maybe, that Islamic treatment of marriage 150 years ago was far more liberal and egalitarian than Western marriages were. In Europe, the wife's property became the husband's property, and remained with the husband after divorce - the wife got nothing, and had no right to ask for...
by Yačay256
Fri 01 Aug 2014, 21:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Superweapons in Your Conworld / Connation
Replies: 45
Views: 6196

Re: Superweapons in Your Conworld / Connation

The United People's Republic of Lwimaul - located in the Channel Islands of Californa, being a city-state on a near-future Earth - sometime between 2030s to 2060s is when I'm writing about, has similar weaponry to just ahead of cutting edge contemporary military technology. Importantly, space travel...
by Yačay256
Thu 31 Jul 2014, 21:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The United People's Republic of Lwimaul
Replies: 0
Views: 1433

The United People's Republic of Lwimaul

The United People's Republic of Lwimaul (or the UPRL), more commonly known as Lwimaul, is a recent project I've started to work on for an on-Earth conculture and concountry, inspired largely by the many peeves I had with my recently finished economics class. Anyway, a background is warranted: Lwimau...
by Yačay256
Fri 25 Jul 2014, 00:50
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)
Replies: 129
Views: 34693

Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

@k1234567890y: Cool! [:D] We need more small animals around here Here is an undescribed species of Spinoloricus , which, along with two other Loricifers, is the first animal ever discovered to be anaerobic: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b4/Spinoloricus.png/220px-Spinoloricus...
by Yačay256
Thu 24 Jul 2014, 23:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Alternative Biochemistry / Astrobiology
Replies: 28
Views: 4928

Re: Alternative Biochemistry / Astrobiology

The total salinity of the ocean, which is over twice the volume of Earth's, is about 476‰. What do you mean by this? do you mean to say that the hypersaline water ocean of Wabvlu is approx. 4.76 times saltier than Terran sea-water? So, we're talking Dead Sea/ Great Salt Lake (lower end) salinity he...
by Yačay256
Sat 19 Jul 2014, 22:09
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: ideograms for English, German
Replies: 10
Views: 2857

Re: ideograms for English, German

Hi, and welcome to the board! Looks interesting: I'm not sure if you're tying your conscript (and conlang?) to English and German, and if so I would like to know why, given all the irregularities? Why not tie the script to more a grammatically simple and straightforward language, like Indonesian or ...
by Yačay256
Fri 18 Jul 2014, 18:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Alternative Biochemistry / Astrobiology
Replies: 28
Views: 4928

Re: Alternative Biochemistry / Astrobiology

Is the temperature less than on Earth? I mean, for a methane cycle to work (I'm thinking Titan). Also, with a lot of CO (and potentially CO2) the "water" would be slightly more acidic due to presence of carbonic (weak, I kno) and formic acids. How does that affect your creatures' carboxydotrophy? G...
by Yačay256
Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How advanced could a non-industrial civilization become?
Replies: 15
Views: 3196

Re: How advanced could a non-industrial civilization become?

I'd just like to add some notes about agricultural productivity and famine in preindustrial civilizations: The Inka (yes, I mention them yet again [;)] ) , as far as I'm aware of, due to their vast storehouse system and efficient agricultural practices, they never had a large-scale famine . Obtainin...
by Yačay256
Mon 14 Jul 2014, 00:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Alternative Biochemistry / Astrobiology
Replies: 28
Views: 4928

Re: Alternative Biochemistry / Astrobiology

I once came up with a conworld, known to its native inhabitants as Wabvlu ([ˈwᴀb̪͡v.ˌlʊ]); this is part of the text: The Ubvali ([ˈu.b̪͡vɐ̥.ˌlɪ]) are a species of sapient beings that inhabit this warm ocean planet called Wabvlu (meaning "The Abode of Peaceful Harmony"). ), known to (the real world's...
by Yačay256
Sun 13 Jul 2014, 01:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How advanced could a non-industrial civilization become?
Replies: 15
Views: 3196

Re: How advanced could a non-industrial civilization become?

I'm going to disagree with the majority view here: I think its possible that most, perhaps even all, of what you are talking about could be achieved by pre-industrial civilizations. But to achieve these goals the civilizations culture and priories would need to be quite different from all or almost ...
by Yačay256
Sun 13 Jul 2014, 00:55
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Coats of Arms & Heraldry
Replies: 32
Views: 9099

Re: Coats of Arms & Heraldry

Japanese Kamon are stunning, and clearly a big influence on my shoddy efforts above. Great emblems! The one on the left reminds me of the Haudenosaunee flag. Yeah, I also love kamon; if you haven't found this site already, it might be of interest. Though I've got the flag for the Fym (I know the sp...
by Yačay256
Fri 11 Jul 2014, 21:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Indian pseudolinguistics
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Indian pseudolinguistics

Thakowsaizmu wrote:
sangi39 wrote:The Greek's used to practice slavery, therefore trigonometry must be wrong, right?
Correct. Trigonometry is wrong.
Trigonometry is also not even Greek in origin (even if the Greeks greatly advanced it from its Egyptian and Mesopotamian roots).
by Yačay256
Fri 11 Jul 2014, 21:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Indian pseudolinguistics
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Indian pseudolinguistics

Also, isn't the "Aryan Invasion" hypothesis still heavily debated amongst linguists, archaeologists and geneticists? Also, how is it impossible for nomadic pastoralists to become invading forces (was that what was being argued?)? The Mongols managed it fairly well once, why would it be impossible t...
by Yačay256
Sat 14 Jun 2014, 00:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11189
Views: 782092

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have finally got the Myùtri Script done, at long last! [:D]
by Yačay256
Thu 05 Jun 2014, 21:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Grammatical gender
Replies: 17
Views: 2750

Re: Grammatical gender

I'm working on Sakoaryi ([sakoɒ̯ɹjɪ]), a conlang wherein each nominal must take one of five genders, and these are assigned more or less strictly according to semantics: The rational gender; the animate (including all body parts); the abstract; the concrete (for artificial things that are concrete) ...
by Yačay256
Fri 23 May 2014, 00:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Cooking and dining!
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Re: Cooking and dining!

The Cooperative People's Republic of Yeatuf (/ˈjəä̯.tɨf/; also as the CPRY for short) is in a slightly alternate Earth's Bismark Archipelago , Yeatuf cuisine thus reflects both my own tastes coupled with what would be available to a developed country in that area. The main staples are bananas (most ...
by Yačay256
Sun 18 May 2014, 11:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Your opinion about a suitable international language
Replies: 53
Views: 5641

Re: Your opinion about a suitable international language

I've come up with the idea of a schematic auxlang with a simple and regular a priori grammar and a small, a posteri vocabulary taken from a specified set of classical languages, one for each major region (very roughly) of the world. My votes for the chosen classical languages are: Arabic for the Mid...
by Yačay256
Sun 18 May 2014, 05:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sexuality, Ideology, Abortion [Split from You]
Replies: 135
Views: 11678

Re: Sexuality, Ideology, Abortion [Split from You]

Well, when is the brain, as an organ, fully formed in terms of its physical properties? I imagine that too presents grey areas, but in my estimation, the brain could be a useful tool in determining human-ness or personhood. (Coloration mine) So you are not differentiating between the two terms, or ...