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by elemtilas
Wed 14 Jan 2015, 02:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 654733

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I stopped participating in conlang relays when I realized there's absolutely no way I can write up anything close to an adequate description of one of my conlangs in a mere 48 hours. But that's the happy thing about it -- you don't actually háve to write up anything like an "adequate description" o...
by elemtilas
Mon 12 Jan 2015, 20:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How important is plausibility?
Replies: 27
Views: 3665

Re: How important is plausibility?

How important is it that features of my conlang be plausible in a natlang? I'm trying my hand at making my own conlang, and I'm not really making it for any purpose other than just for fun. Additionally: My conlang allows sonorants in the syllable nucleus. Its phoneme inventory contains voiceless f...
by elemtilas
Mon 12 Jan 2015, 19:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 5373
Views: 253790

Re: Guess The Language!!!

Birdlang wrote:
k1234567890y wrote:
Birdlang wrote:I just googled it(using google can be seen as a form of cheating?)
If you googled the text, that is cheating.
It's called using your noodle!

elemtilas
by elemtilas
Sun 11 Jan 2015, 06:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Terwen: A true international language
Replies: 17
Views: 2472

Re: Terwen: A true international language

The private mailing list that would eventually become the Conlang List got started way back in 1991... [O.O] Wow! What history you spin. I began conlanging somewhere around the time the Aquarius home computer system ( [xP] ) made its debut. I took a more conservative , approach to the 'Net + conlan...
by elemtilas
Sun 11 Jan 2015, 02:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Terwen: A true international language
Replies: 17
Views: 2472

Re: Terwen: A true international language

I am very new to this idea, you are absolutely correct. We were all new to making languages once! I happened to start very early (all things considered), though well before the Internet came along. Almost as soon as it did come along I found a couple fantastic conlanging communities, namely Auxlang...
by elemtilas
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 22:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Terwen: A true international language
Replies: 17
Views: 2472

Re: Terwen: A true international language

Nitpick: This is something which would actually be referred to as a cipher . Not actually a language per se, as it merely replaces the vocabulary of an already developed language, Ido. No it would be referred to as a pidgin. It would require work from other people and quite a few people speaking it...
by elemtilas
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 16:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 486
Views: 62887

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

[tick] What do your conpeople think of toys for children? What kinds do they have? Would they think toys with sound are enchanted with an evil spirit? In Westmarche, Daine children certainly play with toys, and in fact it is a common tradition to give them such gifts at birth: Apart from all the wel...
by elemtilas
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 15:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1576
Views: 156313

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

The problem is on how to reduce the chance of improper weights, improper scales and improper alloys of metal. My thought was that merchants have to be certified by the Vrkhazhian empire before they be allowed to conduct business, and I think it is rather difficult to hollow out obsidian without it ...
by elemtilas
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 01:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tips on a constructed religion
Replies: 18
Views: 2596

Re: Tips on a constructed religion

Tthe holy book idea was already something I wanted to do, so thanks for the tips. (I think later on I should give an update and see how it is, but should that go on a separate thread?) Agree about writing the scripture of your conreligion. I have done that in the past and have found it very interes...
by elemtilas
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 00:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1576
Views: 156313

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

I want to buy a cow. The woman who owns the cow goes, "OK, I'll trade it to you for a snibblefizz of copper." ("snibblefizz" being some unit of measuring weight.) I give her a chunk of copper. She puts it on one side of a scale, puts a weight that is known to weigh 1 snibblefizz on the other side, ...
by elemtilas
Thu 08 Jan 2015, 01:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: Lord's Prayer
Replies: 44
Views: 6850

Re: Lord's Prayer

This is a great prayer Jesus made to teach us to pray likewise. Tis indeed! :con: Mentolatian: zan paher, qua-dauv fí-jeuwof dauv og-quarmenom: nin-fêtyom quesam omfi-secchyom, perem fi-jwí i-dvan, arjjaguz quesam cuscuw, dauv: qua-varam pahera i-zan qua-dauv og-siyymnom quesam le-nes dauv khoelyos...
by elemtilas
Thu 08 Jan 2015, 01:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tips on a constructed religion
Replies: 18
Views: 2596

Re: Tips on a constructed religion

(A conreligion? Conligion?) So I've been pretty inspired to make a conlang with as full a culture and history as is possible and I have thought about adding a religion to more closely resemble a natlang, but I don't know much about any religion and making one on my own probably won't sound too natl...
by elemtilas
Wed 07 Jan 2015, 20:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 30488

Re: Conlang Relay VI

*sighs* I wish I had developed a conlang enough to participate...This should be fun to follow though! Actually, you've just given voice to the very best excuse for participating in a conlang relay of all! Since no one knows what the text will be, no one really knows whether they have devised their ...
by elemtilas
Mon 05 Jan 2015, 00:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My language: Ma Lald
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: My language: Ma Lald

I post a lot on reddit/r/conlangs so if you scroll deep enough in my history you'll find many many examples, but you got to do digging. https://www.reddit.com/user/Adventurenauts/ A protip: Always save everything you translate in your conlang to your computer. (And back them up just like you would ...
by elemtilas
Mon 05 Jan 2015, 00:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777313

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

I have adjective stems for adjectives of a certain type. Would you consider "bloody" to be an adjective of condition (like "pure" and "free") or observation (like "beautiful" and "distant")? Likewise, the same question for "equal"? Well, a lot will depend on the speaker/observer's perspective. A "b...
by elemtilas
Sun 04 Jan 2015, 20:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777313

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

Ah. We've learned something basic about the language, then! What is there, perhaps culturally / extralinguistically, about existentialism and so forth that makes them anything but basic? [:S] Existentialism is a philosophy, not a grammatical concept. Like Teddy pointed out, existential (not existen...
by elemtilas
Sun 04 Jan 2015, 17:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777313

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

make basic statements... "here is a turtle"..."there is a turtle"..."there is an eagle"..."where is a turtle?"...and build. Those aren't basic! Those involve existential statements, indefiniteness, and questions. All three of those things can be tricky parts of the language and can be quite differe...
by elemtilas
Sun 04 Jan 2015, 05:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Facts about your conpeople!
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Facts about your conpeople!

Vrkhazhian Beliefs about Death: The Vrkhazh believe that scavenging birds such as ravens and crows (ravens and actual crows are often lumped together as being a kind of "crow") are guardians of the dead that ensure that the spirits are not restless. The Vrkhazh believe that if a crow is not guardin...
by elemtilas
Sun 04 Jan 2015, 05:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Facts about your conpeople!
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Facts about your conpeople!

Tell me some facts about your conpeople and then give me some facts about their culture. TBH I am trying to come up with some for mine, but I am having trouble differentiating what should go to the culture section and what should go to the people section. It would be like an example. I'm not really...
by elemtilas
Thu 01 Jan 2015, 05:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thūreḫos - an Indo-European Conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Thūreḫos - an Indo-European Conlang

Okay, on to the nominal morphology. Thūreḫos inherited a highly complex noun system from PIE. It has eight declensions, along with some 16 variations of these that arose from vowel shifts of vowels following PIE w and y. These are termed W-Grade and Y-Grade, and are not considered separate declensi...