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by alynnidalar
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 17:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Gender-based family lines
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Gender-based family lines

I can’t see a story much longer than about two pages being premised on a system that’s provably unstable. Or, maybe, I can’t see a saga-sized novel or series set in such a conculture. Whyever not? A society in upheaval and the middle of social/cultural change sounds like a fascinating place to set ...
by alynnidalar
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 17:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2343
Views: 139142

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Gonna see Infinity War tonight! I'll have to post my impressions here afterward.

What I'm expecting, however, is something that's a bit formulaic, but still thoroughly enjoyable (as are most Marvel movies at this point). This is in no way a flaw.
by alynnidalar
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 16:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 68267

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Most English speakers aren't consciously aware of the distinction between /ŋ/ and /ŋg/.
by alynnidalar
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 19:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 68267

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I saw a cute bearded dragon in a pet store the other day and thought of you. [:D] I was in the store for an adoption event (with cats and dogs), and one of the dogs was just fascinated by all of the small animals they had in the store--the lizards, the ferret, the bunnies, and especially a parakeet....
by alynnidalar
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 15:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

I'd love to hear more about the specific species that make up e.g. mantrels and pintrels. I really like the idea of dragons, etc. being specifically designed by the AIs to keep people from advanced technology that must necessarily exist; you could get some interesting legends out of that about peopl...
by alynnidalar
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 19:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 56
Views: 2148

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

The Hobbit was definitely written in English first--the famous story about its origin was that Tolkien was stupendously bored reading student papers one day, and on a blank sheet happened to write down "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit", without having any idea what a hobbit was or why i...
by alynnidalar
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 16:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 56
Views: 2148

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

With regards to Tolkien--not that I've ever heard. The History of Middle-Earth books go into extensive detail about his drafts, and although I've only read The Return of Shadow and that several years ago, I don't recall a mention of him writing LotR in anything other than English.
by alynnidalar
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 21:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 17
Views: 1083

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

That reminds me of the stuffed rabbit I had as a child, which I named Bunny.
by alynnidalar
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 21:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

I was able to click through the link. At any rate, this sounds quite interesting! An explicitly artificial world explains away a lot of "unrealistic" aspects (or at least removes them far enough away that they're easy to ignore). One question I have, what exactly is defined as "technology"? You ment...
by alynnidalar
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 20:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 28
Views: 2542

Re: Naming Practices

There's some nice complexity in there. I like that you'd be able to figure out much of a child's same-gender parent's name from the child's name. Definitely seems like a society that emphasizes family relationships and tracks them.
by alynnidalar
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 18:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 28
Views: 2542

Re: Naming Practices

I've been thinking about incorporating something similar into Tirina naming practices. I guess they already do have private nicknames, but it's not quite the same thing. I'm sure I've spoken about the system before, but as it currently stands, a Tirina name has three parts: [given name] ni [ancestra...
by alynnidalar
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 21:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1576
Views: 147814

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

Something to throw out there: if the gods objectively and uncontroversially exist--that is, if they routinely and obviously interact with and speak to people--then only worshipping twelve gods makes perfect sense; if you tried to worship someone else (or failed to worship one of the twelve), they co...
by alynnidalar
Tue 03 Apr 2018, 15:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8262
Views: 565137

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Çou que tu cret que jou lou comprandrê san lou-z avê vezut ? [su.ke.tyˈkʁɛt ke.ʑu.lu.kɔ̃m.pʁɑ̃ˈdʁɛː sɑ̃.lu.zəˈvɛː vəˈzyt] Do you think I'll understand it without having seen them? Yes solkaied. 2SG.MASC ready-MASC You'll be fine. Idfea Karinir fılam kaesmuranol. feline black-AN movie separate-INT-I...
by alynnidalar
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 20:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 68267

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I hesitate to broach the question with you, but what, precisely, do you mean by "the definition of 'Racism' commonly used today"? The usual definition I see would be something like "believing certain races to be better than others [and acting on this belief]" or "treating different races differently...
by alynnidalar
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 20:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 450883

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

Tremendousness, I believe. I couldn't begin to explain why, other than -ness is significantly more common for nominalization that -osity.
by alynnidalar
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 03:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of
Replies: 35
Views: 6809

Re: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of

I wrote a whole bunch on family records when I was at work today, in lieu of doing work. It's fine. I read a couple of articles on koseki , the Japanese system for recording births/deaths/marriages/families. I realized that a similar system would fit very well in Sanmra, as a great deal of society r...
by alynnidalar
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 03:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 68267

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I think part of the reason they used Xhosa to begin with in Civil War was because John Kani, who played T'Chaka (T'Challa's father), natively speaks it. Then, they just continued using it into Black Panther. Also, there was a very clear "pan-African" sort of look to Wakanda--lots of things from vari...
by alynnidalar
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 02:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2343
Views: 139142

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Finally got around to watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2! It's kind of funny... if it wasn't an MCU movie, I don't think I would've ever watched something like it. I do love sci-fi, but in truth I haven't watched a lot of it lately beyond series I'm already familiar with. But I did enjoy it a lot, a...
by alynnidalar
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 23:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Areal Tests
Replies: 25
Views: 1923

Re: Conlang Areal Tests

Do you mean the ones linked in the first post of this thread?
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 436
Views: 45555

Re: Lexicon milestones

A lovely round number!