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by Khemehekis
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 07:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

It's been over a year and no one from this site has joined this project.

So I'd like to ask all of you why. Is there some reason you haven't been interested in, or have actively been turned off from, participating in the Inner Bruise collaboration wiki? I can't figure out what it is.
by Khemehekis
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 06:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569561

Re: What did you accomplish today?

As far as I can tell, my last post in this thread about an accomplishment of my own was about 10 months ago . Time for some self-reflection and a status update that no one asked for. I've been really stuck in terms of conlanging for the past few years, really. When I was in high school, all of my l...
by Khemehekis
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569561

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In Kankonian, you use a different word depending on whether you're talking about a terrestrial slug or a sea slug!
by Khemehekis
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 01:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

Nope, boring old English and Scottish as far back as anyone has looked [:P] I just like those particular words/names, fitting in with the general "themes" (the names of geckos are all Japanese, the names of snakes are mostly taken from "adversarial" serpents, the names of bearded dragons just being...
by Khemehekis
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 23:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

Sangi, I see a lot of names from Gaelic, Armenian, Norse, etc. I'm wondering, what is your ethnic background? Are you Armenian or something yourself? I know you live in the U.K., but reading your list of names made me wonder if you were ethnically something other than English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish...
by Khemehekis
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 07:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Welskian
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Welskian

LinguoFranco wrote:
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 00:24
Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 08:26
...gonna go out on a limb and suggest it is merely an easier way to type /ɑ/, but I've been wrong before.
You're right, I just didn't want to have to copy and paste it all the time.
Oh.
by Khemehekis
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 07:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: "She's a ten!"

elemtilas wrote:
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 05:55
Thanks!
You're welcome!
by Khemehekis
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 07:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2597

Re: Grammuary 2018

So no one else went all the way through Grammuary?
by Khemehekis
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 07:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569561

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Tweaked up the rules regarding the Kankonian particle osh . WHAT WE ALREADY HAD: The word "osh" indicates that you are applying the same adjective to a nominal that you applied to a previous nominal in the sentence: Is akranen ash ye markam gudum mui trat osh. 1s take-PST on PREP-ADV coat red and ha...
by Khemehekis
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 06:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 108
Views: 4028

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Ser wrote:
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 00:34
I'll participate with my clongo Araya.
Clongo, clongo, clongo, clongo
Clongo san-kyōdai!
by Khemehekis
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 06:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Initiation Song from the Finders' Lodge
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Initiation Song from the Finders' Lodge

I didn't hear about Ursula's passing. [:'(] [:'(] [:'(]

I still have the emails Ursula wrote in response to Tanni and me.
by Khemehekis
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 03:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Welskian
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Welskian

LinguoFranco wrote:
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 02:55
ʒugal- river
You have /a/ in ʒugal, but your phonology only lists /æ/ and /ɑ/. Is [a] an allophone for one of them?
by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 04:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: "She's a ten!"

Off the top of my head, I can say that Daine don't think that way, and would not use a simple 1-10 numeric scale. There are not enough deictic axes to really express anything useful. Now, I think they really would appreciate the colour-scheme method. (Well, girls would, because, that's how girls ar...
by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 01:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: "She's a ten!"

Reyzadren wrote:
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 10:43
If Paul is 8 points, then Alan is like 10 points.

^That would also be usable/acceptable/understood in griuskant conculture, though most of the time, regular comparatives are just fine.
Comparatives? Like "Paul is less hot than Alan but hotter than Blehm"?
by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 01:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: "She's a ten!"

I love this idea, Khemehekis. Glad the other people like it! Same comment as I said to Elemtilas. The 1-10 scale of attractiveness feels like a very English thing to me. In Polish, I think people would be very confused if you tried rating people in that way without explaining yourself first. As a s...
by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 01:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: "She's a ten!"

Oo, now that's really nifty what you've done there! It's something I haven't thought about at all! Thanks. I thought it was an elegant solution that offered an equivalent without simply relexing English. I wonder where the numeric scale (not just re sexual hottitude) originated. I know there are a ...
by Khemehekis
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2597

Re: Grammuary 2018

Let's see how much our grammars expanded during Grammuary.

As of December 31, 2017, my Kankonian grammar at http://khemehekis.angelfire.com/basic.htm ran to 133 pages and took up 42,965 words to write.

At the beginning of February, it runs to 144 pages and takes up 46,472 words to write.
by Khemehekis
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 09:13
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 237
Views: 41119

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

Transatlantic confusion strikes again. "Do let's" and "Don't let's" are acceptable in British English (are they normal or a bit stuffy though? British people please elaborate!). I guess it shows the speaker's enthusiasm. British here - they remind me very much of reading Enid Blyton, so for me at l...
by Khemehekis
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 08:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2597

Re: Grammuary 2018

January 31 To indicate that a nominal can refer to either something singular or something plural, place o es (or -s) after the singular form. "O es" is used regardless of the way the singular pluralizes -- no matter if it takes an -es plural, an -as plural, or an irregular plural: Ar he az as hoimas...
by Khemehekis
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2597

Re: Grammuary 2018

January 28 A metaphor, under the section Color Words: The spectrum of color is used as a metaphor for physical attractiveness: Gudum (red) is the equivalent of calling someone "a ten", rahatgudum (orange-red) is "a nine", rahat (orange) is "an eight", hilisrahat (yellow-orange) is "a seven", hilis (...