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by Khemehekis
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 00:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Fractal Federation

Point of order: Kankonian has two words for "immortal": heriz means an organism has the capability of living forever (but might get hit by a bus); zrivd means an organism is unkillable, cannot die . An interesting distinction. And I'm now curious: in your world, are there actually / truly unkillabl...
by Khemehekis
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 00:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Fractal Federation

sangi39 wrote:
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 00:15
Immortal vs. invincible?
Yes, sort of. Although zrivd denotes that the organism will live forever. Needless to say, it's mostly used in fantasy, science fiction, religion, and mythology.
by Khemehekis
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 23:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1138
Views: 100994

Re: Other Creativity

shimobaatar wrote:
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 23:02
Khemehekis wrote:
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 22:55
I just realized this means your sixtieth birthday was the day my laptop was stolen. [O.O]
Now, if eldin raigmore got a laptop for his 60th birthday, that would be really suspicious.
LOL, true. eldin, was your laptop a Dell Inspiron 2200, by any chance?
by Khemehekis
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 22:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1138
Views: 100994

Re: Other Creativity

eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 18 May 2018, 21:56
Very impressed by all the creativity since my 66th birthday (2/6/18) and maybe b4 as well!
I just realized this means your sixtieth birthday was the day my laptop was stolen. [O.O]
by Khemehekis
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 22:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Fractal Federation

Nothing in reality can have the ability to live forever, or eternal life. You can remove aging, but there's still "being hit by a bus". Or there's "planet is destroyed in a supernova". Or there's "universe descends into an irreperable heat death". Long life, sure, but not immortality. At least, not...
by Khemehekis
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 07:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 545
Views: 50316

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I remember a lot of libertarian (with a lower-case l) Millennials voting for Ron Paul in the 2008 and 2012 primaries. (In the 2016 election, they went with Gary Johnson, the Libertarian (with a capital L) candidate). What I'd really like to see is an American candidate who is socially leftist, fisca...
by Khemehekis
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 648504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

WeepingElf wrote:
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 19:22
So arik shyulargyuph 'inkhorn word' is itself an inkhorn word? Yeah!
Yep! Isn't that funny?

Ciladian roots are very useful for things like number word sets (the -ptych words, the -meter words, the -athlon words, etc.)
by Khemehekis
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 07:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 648504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Coined more than 100 Kankonian words today. Some concepts Kankonian now has words for: arik shyulargyuph : inkhorn word (from arik , word, and Ciladian shyulargyuph ( shyular , ancient + gyuph , root) holdas : to leave out (as in "I left it out in the kitchen") domdretsh : left out, excluded (as in ...
by Khemehekis
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 02:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 545
Views: 50316

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Like the way "liberal" means libertarian in Europe, but refers to someone on the anterior top left of a Vosem Chart (socially permissive, favoring Big Government on fiscal issues, against corporate personhood) in the U.S.? I thought it was more the other way around This is what I've always read. He...
by Khemehekis
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 21:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 601
Views: 66836

Re: False cognates

:chn: 淡褐色 dàn hèsè / :eng: hazel
by Khemehekis
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 16:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 545
Views: 50316

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

This actually strikes me as a fairly mild case of political terminology meaning different things in different countries, considering how much this can vary (indeed, sometimes even within the same country, depending on who's talking and/or whom they're speaking against ...). But I suppose that's mor...
by Khemehekis
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 02:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8368
Views: 584745

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

na ke kala ma'a milam mauan sotak I don't sprinkle my language with flowery words. ke tono nya natsiko Sentimentality is for poets. Shil meya az as dumilil mui nanushabal mui payi mui blilkoni oyezas. as person REL PRS introverted and intuitive and thinking and judging say-PRS Says the INTJ. SHANSH...
by Khemehekis
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 04:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The Scripps National Spelling Bee
Replies: 2
Views: 149

The Scripps National Spelling Bee

This thread is for all things related to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the zenithal spelling event in the United States. As you may know, there were more than 500 contestants this year because of the RSVBee program, in which spellers who don't have a local paper to sponsor them or didn't win th...
by Khemehekis
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 04:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 172
Views: 12871

Re: Animals derived game

ibis = saber+bill

Next: thylacine, Tasmanian tiger
by Khemehekis
Wed 30 May 2018, 22:48
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Howe & Strauss generational theory
Replies: 20
Views: 5894

Re: Howe & Strauss generational theory

Well, they give the birthyears as follows:

Lost Generation: 1883-1900
G.I. Generation: 1901-1924
Silent Generation: 1925-1942
Baby Boom: 1943-1960
Generation X: 1961-1981
Millennial Generation: 1982-2004

So the intent of "January 1, 1943 to December 31, 1960" is clear in the article.
by Khemehekis
Wed 30 May 2018, 05:59
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Howe & Strauss generational theory
Replies: 20
Views: 5894

Re: Howe & Strauss generational theory

eldin raigmore wrote:
Wed 30 May 2018, 05:49
Khemehekis wrote:
Wed 30 May 2018, 05:06
No, you're doing the math wrong! [}:(]
You have my most heartfelt sympathy!
Why thank you, eldin. Do you see people making this mistake a lot yourself?
by Khemehekis
Wed 30 May 2018, 05:06
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Howe & Strauss generational theory
Replies: 20
Views: 5894

Re: Howe & Strauss generational theory

I finally corrected the generational length miscounts at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory so the Baby Boomers (1943-1960), for instance, are listed as an 18-year generation instead of erroneously as a 17-year-one. Then this 64.183.42.42 person reverts me. S/he w...
by Khemehekis
Sat 26 May 2018, 02:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words
Replies: 370
Views: 61798

Re: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words

For clarification, the total is supposed to be 675 words including the names, 625 words excluding the names. I just did a count in my spreadsheet, however, and I found . . . 660 words including the names? With 50 names, that means I have only 610 other words, and therefore either I've counted wrong ...
by Khemehekis
Fri 25 May 2018, 04:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words
Replies: 370
Views: 61798

Re: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words

321. Sí sabíölsít tölzçelít trízh lí chau glínghörsauv höbin? Sí zheshkelsít, sí dhaulsít, dla sí garhalsít la hö? INDEF cabbage- ACC what.kind.of- ACC 1 DUAL-NOM AUX.FUT DEF salad- LOC use- INTERR | INDEF purple.one- ACC, INDEF green.one- ACC, or INDEF white.one- ACC AUX.PRES PTCL-INTERR What kind...
by Khemehekis
Fri 25 May 2018, 03:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vexillological linguistic families
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Vexillological linguistic families

Who could forget the Finno-Nordic family? Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland.