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by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words
Replies: 376
Views: 66278

Re: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words

Besides "to work" and"toe", what are some other basic content words all of you would really like to see added?
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Scripps National Spelling Bee
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: The Scripps National Spelling Bee

I went to the National Spelling Bee in 1994, the first year it was televised on ESPN.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/199 ... tional-bee
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1291
Views: 92770

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I didn't know any Jew until I went to university too, but I don't think that's of any importance to me and I don't care much about it because I basically fit in to pretty much any group anyway. Wow! I grew up in Orinda and Moraga, both in Contra Costa County, CA, and there were plenty of other Jewi...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1291
Views: 92770

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I checked, and I do have "Cape gooseberry" (or "poha", as it's called in my neck of the woods) in Kankonian: yadzaliy . However, my Kankonian dictionary gives the scientific name as Physalis peruviana , not P. pruinosa . Uff. Quite. I asked some horticultural friends, and they tsked me on that one....
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 565
Views: 59383

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Actually, since Nimoy took the salute from a Jewish ceremony, and it's a Yiddish book, I assume they want to know how it's logical that a Terran culture happened to regard the same gesture their whole planet does as sacred. Funny. I've had people tell me that my hand, when I wave at them as a greet...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kinds of Immortality [Split]
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

Re: Fractal Federation

An interesting puzzler, but I think you have the right of it. What would be of interest to consider is this: if there are humans on Earth and humans on Kankonia and Jesus comes among the humans of Earth, how will the humans of Kankonia know that humanity, which includes them, has been saved? It may...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 220
Views: 28680

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Congratulatuons, your Ởnh·Vú has finally undergone one of its conlang rites of passage -- a Babel Text. Speaking of Rites of Passage, how about a list of age/gender terms for Ởnh·Vú? From the LCV: fetus newborn baby toddler child girl (female child) boy (male child) kid (children and teens inclusive...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 03:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

@elemtilas: Isn’t it much more natural, if one is assigning a sex (or gender) to the Creator, to conceive of Her as a Mother, rather than as a Father? Particularly if She is the Originator of Life? I think that would be more consistent with the life-experience of every land-dwelling tetrapod; or at...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 03:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

but I recall how Ahzoh's Vrkhazhian conculture had a lot of macabre fascination with death (at least in the past, I'm not sure if he's changed it since). No, not in the same way. The Empire of Vrkhazh is now a lot like India; the people don't all believe the same things, though there are some key b...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 03:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Thanks for posting in this thread, Elemtilas! Beyond the Reason of the senses and the thought of the mind, we also have experience in history to guide us. Beyond the mere acts of Design and Creation, we know from history that God is and has been active within the life and being of the world. Beginni...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 03:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Pabappa wrote:
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 20:44
In my early teen years I joined mainstream Christianity but even within Christianity I've found hundreds of ways to diverge from the mainstream.
Is that the time you wondered if conlanging was a sin, then realized Adam and Eve were doing it before the Fall?
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 03:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Then there are Jewish conworlders. I know a number of people here who are ethnically Jewish: Shemtov, Peterofthecorn, Helios/Zontas, Khemehekis. I'm sure a number of us practice the religion. And I recall Shemtov saying that one of his concultures or conworlds was inspired by his religious beliefs ...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 03:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Well, I think the way it my being Catholic influences my conworlding is totally different than say how an authors relgiok would influence their work. Most of my conlangs are alt-langs and therefore take place in the real world. I do tend to shamelessly make the speakers of my alt-langs Catholics. G...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 02:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

In this thread, I'd like to discuss how a conworlder's religion influences her/his conworld. With respect, I'm not sure that's what you're doing. You seem to be mentioning that , rather than discussing how . Well, at least I briefly discussed how Christianity is reflected in Narnia, and brought up ...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 94
Views: 33826

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Kankonian now has 56,789 words.
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 00:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

When I began my conworld Adpihi/Reptigan I was a believer. My parents were medical missionaries sent in 1959 by the Methodist* Board of Global Missions to the CMCH** in Vellore in the state of Madras*** in southern India. My father taught at the Medical College and practiced at the Hospital. . . . ...
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 23:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Tanni wrote:
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 09:52
Khemehekis, you have reached 2018 posts on » Sat 30 Jun 2018, 04:52 !
Actually, my 2,018th post was this one.
Post by Khemehekis » Fri 29 Jun 2018, 20:03
by Khemehekis
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 04:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 437
Views: 48912

Re: Lexicon milestones

On Tuesday, Kankonian reached 56,789 words. The straw that broke the camel's back was pougosma , meaning "zombie fly, Apocephalus borealis ". Do all of you think I should count word #67,890 when I reach it? Or now are only 65,432, 76,543, etc. acceptable? Edit : 2,018 posts! I've finally caught up w...
by Khemehekis
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 03:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1435

Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

In this thread, I'd like to discuss how a conworlder's religion influences her/his conworld. First, there are the Christian conworlders -- J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and J. K. Rowling being perhaps the most famous today. I often see Christian conworlders on the Web. Sometimes their confiction is...
by Khemehekis
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 04:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kinds of Immortality [Split]
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

Re: Fractal Federation

eldin raigmore wrote:
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 03:59
Khemehekis wrote:
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 00:56
With agnostic geopoets being the least vocal of all!
I don’t know about that.
I see what you did there.