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by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 17:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2383
Views: 179933

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Isao Tomita - Debussy Arabesque No. 1 ( Snowflakes are Dancing ) This particular version, quirky and just downright silly in parts, was used as the Intro and Outro theme for the PBS program Star Hustler . It was weekly program of about 15 minutes, hosted by Jack Horkheimer of the Miami Space Transi...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 16:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 10147

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

One that I am currently working on is monotheistic, but is loosely inspired by Aztec mythology. I also really like Islamic architecture and music, and I have been wanting to write a story with genies. Now that Aztec based system I'd like to see! And yes about Levantine architecture & music. Lots of...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 05:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 5471

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

I don't know enough about griuskant or the processes that gave it form to say, but from I've seen and from your above description, "artlang" seems like a good starting point. It's not so much that it is unclassifiable, it's more about the classifications here having inter-contradicting definitions,...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 05:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 10147

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I'm not fond of White supremacist genocidal American democracy myself. The only candidates in the 2016 election I liked were Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein. For several years now I have believed that democracy is a failure and should be replaced with a leftist oligarchy. Ugh. Didn't like either of t...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 05:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 10147

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Or Lamarck, perhaps? The Christian concept of original sin is very Lamarckian. The account of the Garden of Eden says that Adam and Eve were made sin-free. Then they both ate of the forbidden fruit and became sinful, and as a result all of their descendants should be considered sinners. Adam's sin ...
by elemtilas
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 19:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 1286

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

Found a file on my hard drive titled "absoluteshit.txt" and found this inside. Don't remember writing any of it. I saw your face in the sky on that last day The gods had carved your smile in starlight You said "The saddest song is not the one that goes unheard, but unsung" Though I cried out your n...
by elemtilas
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 13:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 5471

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

eldin raigmore wrote:
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 04:53
Less seriously: I propose the following taxonomy:
  1. Mixed, miscellaneous, and other
Now, thát''s a good one! Simple to remember & covers all eventualities!

:mrgreen:
by elemtilas
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 02:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 5471

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

With regards to taxonomy, none of the proposed classification schemes in this thread is able to categorise griuskant appropriately. The simplest suggestion for this imo, is to just label it as a conworld language, or even just use the fictional language box. Well, isn't that half the fun of taxonom...
by elemtilas
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 02:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 5471

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

I just looked up the Gnoli triangle. I like that it offers degrees. But I don't make auxlangs, and I have only a few engelang traits, so all of my conlangs fit in the corner. Also the Gnoli triangle offers no distinction between a priori vs a posteriori , perhaps because it isn't a matter of severa...
by elemtilas
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 17:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 5471

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

Here is a classification system I came up with a while ago while tinkering with these ideas: http://aveneca.com/conlangclassif.png Thoughts? I realise you came up with this years ago, well before my time here, but now that the thread has been revitalised... First, I'll state that I've long accepted...
by elemtilas
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 16:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 5471

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

Naturalistic-artistic, meaning that they're supposed to work like natural languages, with their illogicalities, inconsequences, irregularities and other thing that are ruled out of the engineered languages. "Naturalistic" is a subdivision of "a posteriori" and "engineered" is a peculiar case of "a ...
by elemtilas
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 05:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 327
Views: 60799

Re: Some Snippets from The World

YMALLEA. Ymallea is the name given by the Wise to the regions of rolling hill country of southern Eosphora a way to the south of the Silk Road between the Indo-Helladian Kingdoms to the west and the realms of the Kemer to the east. To the south lies Sandhia which juts out into the warm waters of th...
by elemtilas
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 01:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132449

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So… this is my 10000th post on the CBB. This isn't a big accomplishment or something like that, since post count doesn't really mean anything. All I've done is post a lot Well, so many of those posts were positive commentary, queries or simply along the lines "hey I'm reading your work, keep it up!...
by elemtilas
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 01:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132449

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 17:17
I feel like something evil for what happened between me and a member in ConWorkShop....
Hopefully nothing horrible. These things do happen.

I guess it's a good opportunity to fix what's broken!
by elemtilas
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 23:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132449

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

All the same I don't like the changes that are happening now. I want more rain, cooler temperatures, and fewer fires. We're getting the opposite. Hopefully the trend will shift soon. Oh, indeed, the changes are indeed concerning! I sincerely wish you could have a bit of our rain! They said the othe...
by elemtilas
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132449

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Woke up this morning to my bedroom bathed in orange light because of wildfire smoke. Every year the wildfires get larger and more destructive. Climate change is depressing [:(] Climate change has been a fact of, Earth's existence since its formation. We'll be in big trouble if it ever stops changin...
by elemtilas
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 21:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 10147

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Are you familiar with the failed Nuremberg trials defense “I was only following orders “? I am. It fails because they each made their choice. Everyone (barring little children who really don't know better, etc), when confronted by an ethical or a moral dilemma, such as e.g. "just be a good chap and...
by elemtilas
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 12:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11177
Views: 763646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 10:21
DesEsseintes wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 09:15
Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 08:46
Pulled Japoné語 out of mothballs and added three words: carob, locust, and foghorn.
Inago, inago...
稲子豆 inagaumamée - carob
稲子/蝗 inagaue - locust
霧笛 moutéquie - foghorn
. . . leghorn?
by elemtilas
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 12:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 10147

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I think my own religion really affects my conworlds that much. I'm an Evangelical, but alot of my constructed religions draw from Asian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, etc, as well as from some shamanic/animist traditions, especially those found among the indigenous Americans. I re...
by elemtilas
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 02:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 10147

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Monotheism contributed to the d evelopment of methodical science, and to carefully accurate historiography among other things, in degrees that began to lessen towards the end of the 18th century, but were still significant towards the end of the 19th. And continues the input of strong ethics into a...