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by elemtilas
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 14:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Physiology and societies of your non-human conpeoples
Replies: 13
Views: 2422

Re: Physiology and societies of your non-human conpeoples

That's cool! So just to be painfully sure I'm not misunderstanding you, De Chorographeiad is a creation of your own? Yes, that is correct! But also to be clear, it's not an external description of the World, but rather an in-world description. To that end, the book was "Written and Collected from a...
by elemtilas
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 05:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Fluency - A Realistic Target?
Replies: 31
Views: 2707

Re: Conlang Fluency - A Realistic Target?

2. Do you aim to speak your conlang fluently one day? --- No. I'm still working on English fluency! [:D] I was trying to think of a way to include how I was thoroughly ACTFL-proficient in mid-late 1970s Midlantic Murican English. Thanks for the shoehorn! [:)] English is certainly one of the few lan...
by elemtilas
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 04:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11132
Views: 711268

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Am finally sorting out what the World should actually look like. To that end I drew up a series of (draft) maps of the World, showing the drift of the continents over time:

http://www.frathwiki.com/The_World_Atlas

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by elemtilas
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 04:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Physiology and societies of your non-human conpeoples
Replies: 13
Views: 2422

Re: Physiology and societies of your non-human conpeoples

What is that from? It is from De Chorographeiad (*), a book that describes the creation, formation, history, cultures and ultimate disposition of the World, and in specific the planet called Gea. The World is what I call my own subcreation and is where are all the peoples and languages I've mention...
by elemtilas
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 02:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlangs with no infinative
Replies: 21
Views: 2534

Re: Conlangs with no infinative

Does anybody have a semi-romantic conlang without infinatives? I created Teeverb Kuluxem intentionally without them, but I'm considering making a revision. Some examples in Teeverb Kuluxem: Otnocet otvan - I need to go ot /I/ nocet /need/ - ot /I/ van /go/ Otnocet ubayooda - I need you to help ot /...
by elemtilas
Sat 21 Feb 2015, 23:34
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Conworlding: fundamental questions to ask yourself?
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Conworlding: fundamental questions to ask yourself?

I've standardized many of my ideas following those guidelines you all mentioned (why am I building the setting, topics as the ones gestaltist mentioned), but I guess that everything that I was asking for was that Ethnographical Questionnaire. Egerius , are you the author? I wonder if I can translat...
by elemtilas
Sat 21 Feb 2015, 19:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 524504

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Spam Thread

I've seen that guy sing, actually. His lowest notes are well outside human hearing, but he has a large audible range too. As a straight male, the only word I can think of to describe his bass register is 'sexy'. :P Pretty neat. Basso profondo. They're all over Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by elemtilas
Sat 21 Feb 2015, 18:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Fluency - A Realistic Target?
Replies: 31
Views: 2707

Re: Conlang Fluency - A Realistic Target?

Looking back again at the original title question, and what folks have written, I foresee a trend in that there will be :con: makers and :con: speakers. Like what happens with Klingon, Toklien's Sprachbund, Na'avi, Dothraki, etc: some folks will be happy to flex those kinds of "muscles" (I suppose ...
by elemtilas
Sat 21 Feb 2015, 03:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Physiology and societies of your non-human conpeoples
Replies: 13
Views: 2422

Re: Physiology and societies of your non-human conpeoples

If you have any non-human conpeoples, how do the body of your non-human conpeoples work? also, what do the societies of your non-human conpeoples look like? The closest the World has to non-human(oid) peoples are surely the mighty Beings (they don't seem to have any other name ascribed to them) tha...
by elemtilas
Fri 20 Feb 2015, 17:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Time and measurement systems
Replies: 41
Views: 4378

Re: Time and measurement systems

Shame Hisspriss shame! How not, when toothed "birds" are so darn cute?! Balaur http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/247/8/1/balaur_bondoc_wip_by_olorotitan-d2xz66i.jpg Awww! How cute is that! And they make such fine pets for the kiddies! Hardly any Daine hunter goes out without his toothed hawk-a...
by elemtilas
Fri 20 Feb 2015, 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11132
Views: 711268

Re: What did you accomplish today?

they've never mated with a cock * Beavis and Butthead giggle * ROFL [xD] I'm wondering if his conpeople have a profession dedicated to doing nothing more than watching the birds, to be sure which nests have eggs that resulted from sex. Yes, that would be the priestly office of Ornithospex . Quite d...
by elemtilas
Thu 19 Feb 2015, 15:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Usage of English articles
Replies: 55
Views: 6928

Re: Usage of English articles

To the outside observer, it really does seem like your only point of actual disagreement with Ephraim comes in with how many referents a noun has (he seems to be claiming that every noun has exactly one, unless that referent is actually -an- open class, in which it can have several). And/or this sy...
by elemtilas
Thu 19 Feb 2015, 13:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Time and measurement systems
Replies: 41
Views: 4378

Re: Time and measurement systems

The planet the Yat-Vrkhazh resides in is for all intents and purposes, an exact copy of Earth but with different continents entirely. There are no toothed birds in Yat-Vrkhazh Shame. They make terrifying war birds!, once properly trained, that is. I mean, what foot soldier in his right mind, alread...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 19:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Time and measurement systems
Replies: 41
Views: 4378

Re: Time and measurement systems

I'm pretty sure most crows are toothless. I've never heard of a toothed bird. Only perhaps sharp beaks of hawks and eagles, but not actual teeth. Right ... I was asking about the birds in the otherworld where Vrkhazhia exists, not about birds *here*, where all the extent species are toothless. http...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 16:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Usage of English articles
Replies: 55
Views: 6928

Re: Usage of English articles

Then it seems that we do disagree on what the term proper noun means. Differences in terminology are not uncommon and it doesn't have to be a problem so long as we keep the difference in mind. But when I write something here, it must always be interpreted using my definition of the term (which I al...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 14:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Time and measurement systems
Replies: 41
Views: 4378

Re: Time and measurement systems

Ravens/Crows (they are lumped together) are simply considered the guardians of the dead, ensuring they rest peacefully. The birds seem to have a calming effect, even to those restless spirits. [...] It is said the birds are more intelligent than even humans, but they try to hide this lest they beco...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 14:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 175583

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

I'll be sure to add some of those to the Vrkhazhian Shopping List, though I highly doubt that I will like to eat any of those myself. I can't buy books, I have no money. this is where public libraries are worth their weights in gold. And what spices? do they have neighbors? lots of spices come to a...
by elemtilas
Mon 16 Feb 2015, 03:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Time and measurement systems
Replies: 41
Views: 4378

Re: Time and measurement systems

When I said wing feathers I just looked up "length of a crow's feather" and chose the first pic I could find. I generally prefer feathers that are more broad at the top anyways. Because crows are one of the most important animals in Vrkhazhian culture... Okay, tell us about crows in Vrkhazhian cult...
by elemtilas
Mon 16 Feb 2015, 02:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Time and measurement systems
Replies: 41
Views: 4378

Re: Time and measurement systems

What mistake? That I didn't specify whether the wing feather I was talking about was primary or secondary? I don't have a horse in this particular race, but this might be an absolutely smashing opportunity to describe why they might have chosen secondary feathers (if in fact they chose secondary fe...
by elemtilas
Sun 15 Feb 2015, 14:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11132
Views: 711268

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have the bare bones of a system in place for government of the speakers of Isλǫtaλao. The government consists of an odd number of Consuls (the exact number I haven't settled on yet... maybe 13? 12 plus the Praetor?) who are elected by the populace from the four "castes": scholars, monks, warriors...