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by alynnidalar
Thu 03 Aug 2017, 19:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?
Replies: 36
Views: 3080

Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

To be frank, I've often thought of myself for being weird for doing the reverse--I flirt with other conworlds on occasion, but I always come home to my dalar conworld! In fact, it's difficult for me to put any effort into other conworlds at all. (I'm thinking about forcing myself to NOT write anothe...
by alynnidalar
Mon 31 Jul 2017, 18:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My sister
Replies: 30
Views: 2166

Re: My sister

elemtilas, my man. No one is saying you hate women. They're saying that the statement you made (regarding women being somehow genetically better at remembering dates and such) is not actually true, and that it reinforces unfortunate and negative stereotypes about both men and women. It's OK to be in...
by alynnidalar
Mon 31 Jul 2017, 18:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?
Replies: 66
Views: 3453

Re: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?

Maybe I'm a bit cynical, but it's not hard to think of all the different ways people can fuck other people over in a given situation. Most of those things never happen, obviously, but what's to say I can't have them happen in a conworld? It almost becomes a game of how badly something can screw up ...
by alynnidalar
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 20:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately?
Replies: 48
Views: 4592

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Let's see, what are some recent (new) things for me... I recently read Declare by Tim Powers. It's a somewhat dark fantasy spy thriller taking place during the Cold War. In brief, a spy during World War II found himself drawn into a mysterious organization dealing with the supernatural. His biggest,...
by alynnidalar
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 19:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1046
Views: 43627

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Grand Teton (of course--it's right next door), Arches, and Rocky Mountain. I'd been to Rocky Mountain before, but Arches was new to me! Very, very cool, albeit excessively hot. That's the one with all the (obviously) arches like Delicate Arch . Yellowstone was my favorite, though--it's so huge, and ...
by alynnidalar
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 19:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Eight Reasons to Visit the Wenthar Islands!
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: Eight Reasons to Visit the Wenthar Islands!

Sounds fabulous. What airport should I buy tickets for?
by alynnidalar
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 19:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1046
Views: 43627

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Hello all! I'm back after a lovely two-week vacation in Yellowstone (and sundry other national parks; we ended up going to four).

Here is a picture of a bison next to a hot mudpot for your edification and enjoyment:
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by alynnidalar
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 14:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 48800

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Given my recent post on Sanmran clothing , it just seems appropriate for me to answer this question too, doesn't it? In the modern era, clothing can be made from any material imaginable: cotton, polyester, even spandex! Historically, cotton or wool would have been used for most clothing; kapan 'over...
by alynnidalar
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10952
Views: 574303

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Wrote a whole bunch about clothing that required me to come up with a few new words. (allow me to pimp the post: http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4410&p=260241#p260241) I was excited, because I thought this was a link to the latest question in the Conculture/Conpeople opinion thread (whi...
by alynnidalar
Thu 06 Jul 2017, 21:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10952
Views: 574303

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Wrote a whole bunch about clothing that required me to come up with a few new words. (allow me to pimp the post: http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4410&p=260241#p260241) I was pleasantly surprised to realize I already had several of the words, I just needed to clarify their meanings and us...
by alynnidalar
Wed 05 Jul 2017, 21:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of
Replies: 32
Views: 5498

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

I lied. Instead, here's a bunch of Sanmran clothing terms and some comments on how they're worn. Traditional Sanmran dress consists of fitted pants, a fitted long-sleeved shirt, and a long, possibly sleeveless jacket worn over top. While variations on this are still common in modern Sanmra, it's als...
by alynnidalar
Wed 05 Jul 2017, 16:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Official Waxworld Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4251

Re: Official Waxworld Thread

What kind of timescales does this occur at?

By which I mean, if some folks were living on one of these islands that breaks off and falls, would they have advance warning? Does this process take months, years, decades, etc., or mere minutes/seconds?
by alynnidalar
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 20:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2279

Re: Ni: A Conworld

Now that is nifty. I confess to more-or-less imagining them as humans, even though I knew they weren't, so that's a nice visual to go along with everything else.
by alynnidalar
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 20:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 14061

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

By the way, would gods that have physical bodies be considered animate? (And, of course, whether such gods exist is irrelevant; what's interesting from a linguistic point of view is the conceptual issue.) Regardless of whether they exist in the real world, you'd certainly still need to be able to h...
by alynnidalar
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 16:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 441395

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I strongly suspect our trips to Mexico as I was growing up influenced my love of languages later on.

It's like... there's this whole other set of words, and to some people, it's as natural to use those words as it is for me to use English words? Whaaaaat? My six-year-old mind was blown.
by alynnidalar
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 15:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 48800

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

(and now it's time for... math! At approximately 30 seconds per person, it would take 72 minutes to read a full gross of obituaries. Adding in the prayers/scripture recitals and allowing for a short break, sips of water, stumbling over weird names, etc., let's suggest the full cycle ends up at about...
by alynnidalar
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 13:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 441395

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I'm with Lambuzhao on mechanical pencils. They make the hair on the back of my neck stand up with that awful squeaking. (I think I'm just bad at writing with them, haha) To be honest, I do most of my scribbling in ballpoint pen... my handwritten notes aren't intended to serve as a proper record, whi...
by alynnidalar
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 03:38
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: What's the difference between a prayer and a spell?
Replies: 24
Views: 2339

Re: What's the difference between a prayer and a spell?

As a religious person who prays, I would say that for me , according to my beliefs about prayer, the real question is "what's the difference between prayer and talking?" Because for me, praying is just talking... except you happen to be talking to God. Sometimes, yes, this does involve asking God fo...
by alynnidalar
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 03:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Why is sexuality & gender-identity so key 2 grouping fiction
Replies: 39
Views: 2763

Re: Why is sexuality & gender-identity so key 2 grouping fic

I was going to say something similar to Anne--when it comes to fanfiction, the reason why the relationships are usually so prominently mentioned up front is because fanfic readers generally only want to read what appeals to them and avoid things that don't appeal to them. If I know that I really don...
by alynnidalar
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Future English Conlang
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: Future English Conlang

Couple of notes on the Northern Cities Vowel Shift: most speakers with NCVS, as far as I know, don't have the cot-caught merger; the vowel shift is actually how we avoid it! The LOT vowel in cot ends up fronting to /a/ before the CLOTH vowel in caught lowers to /ɒ/. We also don't have the pin-pen me...