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by Jules Grant
29 Nov 2012 04:04
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: The Beginnings of History in Different Places
Replies: 46
Views: 7652

Re: The Beginnings of History in Different Places

Well, the mathematical aspects of it seem to be pretty well understood. Years ago, I participated in workshops for children that taught about the quipus. What I can say is that it is an extremely tactile system. It's like braille on a string. One's fingers palpate the cord, feeling the different kn...
by Jules Grant
29 Nov 2012 03:56
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: The Beginnings of History in Different Places
Replies: 46
Views: 7652

Re: The Beginnings of History in Different Places

Any peoples who built cities to live in were civilized; any peoples who wouldn't live in cities were not civilized. Good definition, though there are people who prefer to live closer to nature for ideological reasons (e.g. hippies). Actually, a bad view I think. Living in a city is typical of civil...
by Jules Grant
28 Nov 2012 12:47
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: National Anthems
Replies: 54
Views: 24702

Re: National Anthems

My favorites are the Kazakh anthem, the Taijik anthem, the Nepalese anthem, the Russian anthem, the Bulgarian anthem, the Montenegrin anthem, and the Azerbaijani anthem. Not necessarily in that order. The anthem of the Republic of Kalmykia is also nice. Why do communist and post-communist states ha...
by Jules Grant
28 Nov 2012 12:44
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: The Beginnings of History in Different Places
Replies: 46
Views: 7652

Re: The Beginnings of History in Different Places

Well, the mathematical aspects of it seem to be pretty well understood. Years ago, I participated in workshops for children that taught about the quipus. What I can say is that it is an extremely tactile system. It's like braille on a string. One's fingers palpate the cord, feeling the different kn...
by Jules Grant
28 Nov 2012 01:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: What's happening in your conworld/concountry right now?
Replies: 67
Views: 12801

Re: What's happening in your conworld/concountry right now?

The Humans and Haevian people of Ecile are signing 'L'Cie Teccinrissema' or the People Recognition. They agree to mutually recognize and send diplomats to each others planet. Meanwhile, the Ecilian Union agrees to a new budget supporting Catholic missions further, defense against the city-states, an...
by Jules Grant
28 Nov 2012 01:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: What theme does your conworld have?
Replies: 63
Views: 7561

Re: What theme does your conworld have?

My world is very much European high-fantasy, with a good dash of other cultural influences, especially far eastern, and a bit of steampunk for good measure. I also try my best to make everything realistic, magic notwithstanding. Same, in my world, magic prevails, as does government. Humanity is con...
by Jules Grant
28 Nov 2012 01:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 599
Views: 174797

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hey, I'm Jules, as you can tell. I'm a lover of anthropology, conworlding, conlanging, languages, political sims, music, and singing. I love conworlding, and joined this forum to help get some help on my language, Haevs. It's a Franco-Turkish language, with base vocab being Franco-Turkish, but then ...