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by Khemehekis
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 03:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 631
Views: 103898

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

Personally I find the smell of alcohol to be atrocious. I'm anosmic, so all I can do with alcohol is taste it (and some of it tastes pretty bad). [but from what I hear, they'll get smashed on whatever they can find. Apparently there's a vodka or sth called "evergreen" or similar, and it's been asso...
by Khemehekis
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 03:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 631
Views: 103898

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

The article says millennials are drinking more wine than other generations, not that they drink more wine than beer. Well, I was thinking of this line: "Obtaining alcohol for consumption is no exception, and the millennial beverage of choice is wine." I'd also hesitate to apply this information yea...
by Khemehekis
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 01:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 631
Views: 103898

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

This states that the Millennial beverage de choix is wine rather than beer:

https://seekingalpha.com/instablog/3009 ... e-industry

I think I first read it somewhere else, though . . .
by Khemehekis
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 01:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 631
Views: 103898

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

Thanks for the response, Axiem! I'll consider making it craft beer. Someone else's house sounds like a good possibility. Some more cultural information: The Bittersweet Generation takes place in a fictional suburban town called Armando. It's a college town in a Sun Belt state, with the public high s...
by Khemehekis
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 01:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 631
Views: 103898

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

So in my rock musical The Bittersweet Generation, I've decided to add a new scene. The Bittersweet Generation is my musical about Millennial teens set during the 2007-2008 school year. This is a scene in which Melanie Hayworth and Bryce Schlitter go out together and drink. The character Trina Evange...
by Khemehekis
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 01:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11134
Views: 712227

Re: What did you accomplish today?

"Be able to" or "want to" vs. "in respect of" . . . very nice! And I'm fascinated by your conbiological history in which Tungusic speakers introduce humans and other mammals to the world of the long-longs. Do the speakers of Lonmai Luna have birds, or fish, or insects, or any other classes or phyla ...
by Khemehekis
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 00:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 99
Views: 38542

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Kankonian has 57,500 words now! It's three-quarters of the way from the 50,000 milestone to the 60,000 milestone.
by Khemehekis
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 00:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 108235

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 17:01
Khemehekis wrote:
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 01:40
Reminds me of this thread.
The last post in that thread is more than 6 years old. Your memory is outstanding.
Thanks! Although that thread was my own, so it's not really that surprising that I remembered about it.
by Khemehekis
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 04:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11134
Views: 712227

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: 131
Views: 3985

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: 1384
Views: 108235

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: 131
Views: 3985

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: 1384
Views: 108235

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: 50554

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: 11134
Views: 712227

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: 131
Views: 3985

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: 1384
Views: 108235

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: 636
Views: 69001

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: 131
Views: 3985

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: 1384
Views: 108235

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 ...