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by Khemehekis
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 04:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11132
Views: 710525

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Also, I have worked out the constructions equivalent to English "too ADJ to V" and "so ADJ that V" for Lonmai Luna(the main structures have been made long ago, I added a new way to express "too ADJ to V" in Lonmai Luna), Town Speech-Plattdytch and Kavrinian(Kavrinian is a collablang of Ridley while...
by Khemehekis
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 02:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 130
Views: 3843

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

alynnidalar wrote:
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 01:56
The Bible doesn't say that; it's a belief of some Catholics (not sure if it's an "officially-held" doctrine or not) but isn't directly present in the text. Protestants don't accept this (not sure on Eastern Christianity).
What about Mormons?
by Khemehekis
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 01:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1381
Views: 107519

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

n̪ɛ̝.gːɔ̝.ɫ̪ɐ.ˈɛ̝.ɾɐg "My male barbarian." Stem: ˈkɔ̝.ɫ̪ɐ n̪ɛ̝.kːɐ.ˈɾɪə.ɾɐg "My male god." Stem: ˈkɛ̝.ɾɐ Now, the irregularities creeping into the case suffixes, I expected (I even helped them along a bit), but the undirected emergence of a 'class system' of sorts in my nouns... not so much. I now ...
by Khemehekis
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 01:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 130
Views: 3843

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I remember reading that John the Baptist's saint day is observed on his birthday instead of his heavenly birthday, for he was born free of original sin. I looked into it, and I sit corrected! This answer explains! Oh! So I see! The Bible says the original sin was taken away from him after his conce...
by Khemehekis
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 00:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1381
Views: 107519

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Me when I randomly bring up linguistics to friends and family You randomly bring up linguistics to friends and family? Meh, I'm not that type. Besides, my parents already know what a schwa is. Fun fact: When I was in the tenth grade, my English teacher appointed me to conduct a spelling bee for my ...
by Khemehekis
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 00:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 438
Views: 50457

Re: Lexicon milestones

On August 18, 2017, Kankonian reached 55,000 words. On August 15, 2018, Kankonian reached 57,500 words. The 57,500 th word was asintzio , meaning flourish -- the noun sense -- as in "add a dramatic flourish". In other news, I went in for a deep cleaning at the dentist's, and found out what the tool ...
by Khemehekis
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11132
Views: 710525

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: 130
Views: 3843

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: 1381
Views: 107519

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: 634
Views: 68581

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: 130
Views: 3843

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: 1381
Views: 107519

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: 1381
Views: 107519

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: 130
Views: 3843

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: 130
Views: 3843

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: 130
Views: 3843

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: 130
Views: 3843

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: 130
Views: 3843

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: 130
Views: 3843

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: 130
Views: 3843

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