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by elemtilas
Wed 25 Mar 2015, 13:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang/Artlang/Toylang, etc.
Replies: 69
Views: 5835

Re: Conlang/Artlang/Toylang, etc.

What kind of lang is your lang? This comment by shimobaatar got me thinking: As far as I know, "artlang" doesn't necessarily imply anything to do with aesthetics. I've understood it to mean a conlang that's made, as you say, "just for giggles". Other people might define it differently, though. Here...
by elemtilas
Wed 25 Mar 2015, 04:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Debate (Conpeople vs Conpeople)
Replies: 85
Views: 14966

Re: Debate (Conpeople vs Conpeople)

We do commend your empire on its sane debt slavery practice, but remain horrified at the notion of perpetual spoils slavery! Does your empress have no sense of honour in victory at all? An enemy who fought with honour and valour ought to be respected in victory, for then he might in time return as ...
by elemtilas
Wed 25 Mar 2015, 04:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Debate (Conpeople vs Conpeople)
Replies: 85
Views: 14966

Re: Debate (Conpeople vs Conpeople)

Nue Topic: Incest and LGBT relationships The Average Aigan would be angered by incest, but more or less okay with LGBT. Since incest is often indicative of abusive relationships, incestuous relationships are often banned completely. They are associated with disease and abnormality. LGBT relationshi...
by elemtilas
Wed 25 Mar 2015, 02:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Cɔ̀l n̪íéèlé Tá!à̤r (The Blackest city of Tazar)
Replies: 81
Views: 10035

Re: Cɔ̀l n̪íéèlé Tá!à̤r (The Blackest city of Tazar)

Got it. I understand you prefer to recount things from an in-world perspective so I am not going to ask about the meta-level mechanics, but I would like to ask if you even have them. Have you developed this world from an inherently in-world view, or do you have the „big picture“ (the science, the n...
by elemtilas
Wed 25 Mar 2015, 02:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11176
Views: 761375

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've also lost people to cancer. Almost everyone has, it would seem... It's a pretty equal opportunity killer that is ubiquitous cross-culturally. And yet, I still can see the word was not intended to harm anyone and see some humor in the delivery. I too have lost folks to cancer. And just about ev...
by elemtilas
Tue 24 Mar 2015, 22:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Debate (Conpeople vs Conpeople)
Replies: 85
Views: 14966

Re: Debate (Conpeople vs Conpeople)

Slavery ʾIm ʾablu Vakkama Pizat Ḵena: From the perspective of Empress Pizat Khena, 800 YU (equivalent to 500 AD): "Slavery has existed in The Great Land [Vrkhazh] long before the Great Lion [Iqhamek Arash-Hijunu] united our people as one, though he was unfavourable to the concept. But, what does he...
by elemtilas
Tue 24 Mar 2015, 21:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 25682

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

So making a 'Video Course for learning Bløjhvåtterskyll' with exercises, YouTube explanation videos, and so on is pretty useless? Or am I the only one who wants to do that (making videos and exercises etc) and is the lack of other conlangers doing that basically the reason why nobody wants to learn...
by elemtilas
Tue 24 Mar 2015, 18:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 25682

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

I wouldn't say the videos are pointless. It's an absolute certainty that Esperanto didn't get where it is today (wherever that is) by sitting in a drawer. Zamenhof publicized it and taught it to people. Whether one of us creates something that reaches that level or beyond is an entirely different q...
by elemtilas
Tue 24 Mar 2015, 17:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 25682

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

So making a 'Video Course for learning Bløjhvåtterskyll' with exercises, YouTube explanation videos, and so on is pretty useless? Or am I the only one who wants to do that (making videos and exercises etc) and is the lack of other conlangers doing that basically the reason why nobody wants to learn...
by elemtilas
Mon 23 Mar 2015, 19:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Debate (Conpeople vs Conpeople)
Replies: 85
Views: 14966

Re: Debate (Conpeople vs Conpeople)

The only kind of slavery in Saltha is debt slavery, that is what you would call "hard labor" sentences for crimes or debt. Saltha has been for a long time very isolationist and then became a democracy soon after, so it didn't have the contact with other nations required for inter-racial slave trade...
by elemtilas
Mon 23 Mar 2015, 19:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 25682

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

But whose conlangs are actually being learnt? Apart from the commercial ones? Probably very few, and I know I can't name any off hand I've heard of being learnt in a very long while. I think a lot of folks have studied someone else's conlang out of interest, but not really to learn it the way one m...
by elemtilas
Mon 23 Mar 2015, 15:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 25682

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

It's imo fun to make a conlang (although not-conlangers often don't understand what exactly the fun of it is). Imagine: you translated thousands of words, made a large grammar overview, and posted pronounciation rules on the forum. You're so proud of your work, you want everyone to see it. Many peo...
by elemtilas
Sun 22 Mar 2015, 13:27
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Adding words
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Adding words

Are you just translating words all the time from a dictionary/word list or are you making texts and then making new words for the words you don't have? Or are you doing something different? I mean, a while ago, I found a list with The 1000 Most Common Dutch Words. I decided to translate them, but a...
by elemtilas
Sun 22 Mar 2015, 01:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Cɔ̀l n̪íéèlé Tá!à̤r (The Blackest city of Tazar)
Replies: 81
Views: 10035

Re: Cɔ̀l n̪íéèlé Tá!à̤r (The Blackest city of Tazar)

"They come in caravans that stretch for miles, carrying everything they own on their backs, for the tales they've heard of the riches that can be won in the great gambling halls in the Dakur district. ... A word is worth a thousand pictures - - please sing us some more pictures! http://www.frathwik...
by elemtilas
Fri 20 Mar 2015, 18:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11176
Views: 761375

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Came up with the word wátaksı - tent/tepee which will be the word for the dwellings of the Project Limestone speakers. For some reason, I absolutely adore this word, and I'm having one of those moments conlanging is supposed to be all about. [:D] Very close in sound to the name of an old conlang, i...
by elemtilas
Thu 19 Mar 2015, 15:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Best places to host your conworld?
Replies: 35
Views: 4890

Re: Best places to host your conworld?

Not to beat a dead horse, but Frathwiki really is an awesome site. I would still use it if I hadn't found wordpress. Also, the Frath "community" is made up of some really coll people. I think I said earlier in the thread that you can use Frath to put up a summation of your world(s) with links to ex...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Mar 2015, 18:46
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Best places to host your conworld?
Replies: 35
Views: 4890

Re: Best places to host your conworld?

To close off this topic: I opened it to get information about a tool but have received so much more. On the technical side: TiddlyWiki is doing a great job as my private notebook for my conworld. On the spiritual/mental side: I have gained a lot of inspiration and encouragement from you guys. I fee...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Mar 2015, 18:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Marylhi: a Tolkien-inspired world
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: Marylhi: a Tolkien-inspired world

. Out of curiosity, what is your religion, if not Catholicism or some other archaic Christianity? Orthodox Judaism Interesting indeed! I for one think it will be interesting to see how this unfolds -- how your understanding of God acting in the created order (as portrayed in the legendarium of Midd...
by elemtilas
Tue 17 Mar 2015, 18:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Serendipity of Thaen (a.k.a. The Epiphany of Thaen)
Replies: 13
Views: 1874

Re: The Serendipity of Thaen (a.k.a. The Epiphany of Thaen)

How likely is it that anyone is born speaking any language? Even in another universe (as long as "people" and "language" mean what they mean *here* on Earth-Prime on OurTimeLine): people don't usually start speaking even their "native" tongue until around two years after they're born. Depends. If, ...
by elemtilas
Tue 17 Mar 2015, 18:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Marylhi: a Tolkien-inspired world
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: Marylhi: a Tolkien-inspired world

The Tolkieness is certainly subtle; the main thrust of it being like his works is that of me reading about about how his myths reflected his Catholicism, and thus I have an aim of a world similarly having themes of my own religion.For example, Pjativejani is to my religion's perception of Satan, as...