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by Khemehekis
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 708588

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I spent Friday and Saturday awake long enough to coin 100 new Kankonian words before 12:00 a.m. Sunday. I coined *esya , as the translation for the ditransitive sense of "to turn". As a resultative Kankonian ditransitive verb, it takes ad (to) before its complement adjective (or complement noun): Ab...
by Khemehekis
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Or Lamarck, perhaps? The Christian concept of original sin is very Lamarckian. The account of the Garden of Eden says that Adam and Eve were made sin-free. Then they both ate of the forbidden fruit and became sinful, and as a result all of their descendants should be considered sinners. Adam's sin ...
by Khemehekis
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 105849

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well, what do you know. I've always seen the levee with an i. That's the way the word appeared in my Macmillian Children's Dictionary, before I learned that there was also a dyke with a y that meant lesbian. (The story of Hans putting his finger in a dike was also with an i.)
by Khemehekis
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 04:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 627
Views: 67266

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

GrandPiano wrote:
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 04:42
:chn: 巳 sì "sixth Earthly Branch" and 四 sì "four"
:chn: 午 wǔ "seventh Earthly Branch" and 五 wǔ "five"
Sounds very confusing!
by Khemehekis
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 02:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Thanks for showing up, Micamo! So you view religion like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE I don't understand the question. Is this a joke? No, it's not a joke. That song is "Viva la Vida", by Coldplay. It's a song about how religion is useful to totalitarian and authoritarian leade...
by Khemehekis
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 00:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 105849

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I can really understand these dyke-breaking power-binges after one has been very very frugal. Dyke-breaking? I really do hope you mean dike-breaking. I actually had to check that one, since I've always spelt it "dyke", regardless of the meaning, and there does seem to be some regional variation as ...
by Khemehekis
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 22:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 105849

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I can really understand these dyke-breaking power-binges after one has been very very frugal. Dyke-breaking? I really do hope you mean dike-breaking. And congratulations on being the first poster to make 10,000 posts, Shimobaatar! You must feel the same way I feel when I reach a big milestone in th...
by Khemehekis
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 22:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

My own religious views absolutely influence not only the content of the invented religions in my constructed worlds, but also my approach to crafting such religions. Religion, such as it is, is a tool of power, and thus ultimately a tool of oppression. Its function is to provide a structure in whic...
by Khemehekis
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 21:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

It's not as if religious beliefs never adapt either; in the Middle Ages, the Church position was that the sun revolved around the earth and to say otherwise was heresy that contradicted the Bible. No one seems to claim that anymore. Sometimes things undergo a bit of "reanalysis". Exactly. I'm using...
by Khemehekis
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 21:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I am now thinking to have a diversity of religions in my conworlds...including Abrahamic monotheistic ones(sorry if this offends some people here) I'm honestly not sure why you'd apologise or think having a diversity of religions in an invented world be the cause of offense! I believe she means hav...
by Khemehekis
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 21:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Natural philosophy in The World is much more like science was here in the primary world before the secularists took control. So like Aristotle's idea of science? In part, yes. Though as much like Mendel and Mercalli and Lemaitre. Or Lamarck, perhaps? The Christian concept of original sin is very La...
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 05:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Oh! Thank you, eldin! And I see you made a play on the word "onion", and the phrase "food for thought".
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 04:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 04:35
Wow, Khemehekis, that was a great read!
You mean the Hans Asperger article?
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 04:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Shemtov wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 01:20
Dr. Asperger . . . worked with the Nazis.
I checked out Wikipedia, and it turns out it's true!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Aspe ... nvolvement
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 04:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Had to google these quotes -- I've put them here for other people who don't know them offhand:
Shemtov wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 01:05
Matthew 6:21
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
1 Corinthians 15:26
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 04:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3734

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Natural philosophy in The World is much more like science was here in the primary world before the secularists took control. So like Aristotle's idea of science? [:)] I actually would like living in a smial. Of course, it would have to be a damn sight taller than even Bag End to be comfortable! Muc...
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 02:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13865
Views: 850199

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

I would think that the principal parts of a noun in Latin would be the two parts like agricola, agricolae, or princeps, principis, that are given in Latin books.
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 02:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 105849

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Creyeditor wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 20:12
Oh Nein, du Armer [:(]
How did it hapen?
I see what you did there.
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 02:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 105849

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

They should change it from "bovine mammals" to "bovid mammals". That'd get the goats and sheep in.
by Khemehekis
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 02:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 98
Views: 37797

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

I never thought of it like that. Why do you think it's like that? What about my other stuff like Dijo (the one I got the furthest with)? Orderlang embodies the orderly, auxlangish or engelangish way you conlang and the way you like structure in everything, your INTJ nature. It's the "conlang of hat...