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by elemtilas
15 Feb 2019 06:27
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: What do I need to know?

Hello, I have a few questions about what I should learn concerning conlang creation. I am very new to this forum, as I decided to use it as a learning opportunity for conlangs (that's what everyone does, right? [:S] ), but I am still a little bit confused as to what I should familiarize myself with...
by elemtilas
15 Feb 2019 04:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: What do I need to know?

Hello, I have a few questions about what I should learn concerning conlang creation. I am very new to this forum, as I decided to use it as a learning opportunity for conlangs (that's what everyone does, right? [:S] ), but I am still a little bit confused as to what I should familiarize myself with...
by elemtilas
14 Feb 2019 17:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80418

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

Yeah, sounds realistic enough. Why send mothers to be nuns though? Wouldn't they be more useful as grandmothers? There's a reason why in most cultures, monasticism is linked to celibacy, not parenthood. Perhaps monasticism isn't linked to celibacy in that culture or religion? Perhaps it is more a l...
by elemtilas
13 Feb 2019 20:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30178

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

First, something I forgot to mention. The cultural knowledge, vocabulary and grammar for each culture's speeder program is updated every few years to keep up with changes in history, changes in laws, technological innovations, and language change. First I'd like to say that your thoughtful reply is...
by elemtilas
12 Feb 2019 19:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2434
Views: 247397

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've just finished watching "Waiting For Godot" All I've got are radishes. Nothing to be done... ...make a salad! I am reasonably sure that a salad would, existentially, be quite absurd. A salad of just radishes would be the most absurd. https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2017/5-6/gTbG5EPCK7...
by elemtilas
12 Feb 2019 12:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2434
Views: 247397

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Lao Kou wrote:
12 Feb 2019 06:58
sangi39 wrote:
12 Feb 2019 05:01
I've just finished watching "Waiting For Godot"
All I've got are radishes. Nothing to be done...
...make a salad!
by elemtilas
12 Feb 2019 05:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2434
Views: 247397

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

sangi39 wrote:
12 Feb 2019 05:01
I've just finished watching "Waiting For Godot" ...
Sounds dreadful and void to me.

Waiting for Godo is as close as I'd ever want to get!
by elemtilas
09 Feb 2019 05:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 853

Re: underused settings in world building

This is funny since, in fanfiction, while not as common as high school aus or coffee shop aus, there are at least some university aus out there. How many are based on fantasy stories and how many actually have fantasy elements I wouldn't be able to tell you. But there's definitely at least some mar...
by elemtilas
09 Feb 2019 00:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 853

Re: underused settings in world building

I have the impression that I am sailing into blue water with my two current fiction projects. I have never seen a setting in which Elves are just humans, and Atlantis was an ancient civilization (of the said Elves) in the British Isles. So I think the Elvenpath uses a setting which is previously un...
by elemtilas
08 Feb 2019 04:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 853

Re: underused settings in world building

I have the impression that I am sailing into blue water with my two current fiction projects. I have never seen a setting in which Elves are just humans, and Atlantis was an ancient civilization (of the said Elves) in the British Isles. So I think the Elvenpath uses a setting which is previously un...
by elemtilas
07 Feb 2019 18:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 853

Re: underused settings in world building

I never really understood assigning genres to worlds. Worlds are too big. This is an excellent point to bring up in this thread. Worlds are too big. But how many settings are really "worlds"? Most of the time, there is one or two focus cultures and an under-defined "here be dragons". I think many c...
by elemtilas
07 Feb 2019 03:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 853

Re: underused settings in world building

Quick example: Most members here present low fantasy conworlds with bronze age analogues or get really technical with scifi, except 1 conlanger who does urban fantasy (you go girl! [:D]). I guess I am one of the few who use "typical mixed fantasy" for the conworld. The Lehola Galaxy is based on new...
by elemtilas
06 Feb 2019 06:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30178

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

Also, what would it mean for other areas of interaction if women (or the equivalent) traveled more than men? Or if adults and young were seen as the same socially? How young is young? In the Lehola Galaxy, they have developed a technology called lifespeeding for most sapient species. After a baby i...
by elemtilas
03 Feb 2019 20:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244580

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I thought that flick was called "Day of the Rodent of Unusual Size". I love the part when Bill Murray sacrifices himself by jumping into the gaping jaws of the giant rat-monster, all strapped up with explosives. That varmint blewed up real good, I tell you what! And then , it happens all over again...
by elemtilas
03 Feb 2019 07:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 361
Views: 161254

Re: Some Snippets from The World

A Talarian Votive Shrine Ma, Ma, Ma, Peluça Mâtar Talanuça, tacam-com-he cam tânasyom: mûmcetenomt tâhomt hacrâms-ca-he; aretuça canapan-cat mâsanuça ffrûcar-ca; paletuça marxar ffarsanâm-ca-he; harcuça marxar heytanâm-ca-he; alam-pe mâmarxar talanuça http://world.conlang.org/images/6/66/Daine_icon...
by elemtilas
02 Feb 2019 23:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244580

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
02 Feb 2019 12:53
Spoiler:
Image
Oo, it's a rat!
by elemtilas
02 Feb 2019 09:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Full translated pieces?
Replies: 16
Views: 2636

Re: Full translated pieces?

Here, the tale of Blacco Wolfaz, Ruodo Rohhben Hodez ande thô Thrêy Piggos , Black Wolf, Red Robin Hood and the Three Pigs... On fornam was this tuwellen mahheths ande ho hehôte Ruodo Rohhben Hodez ande ho buwete te Yanthwesseldale. Nuw thês dayô buwete alswo te thêm woudam selfe this grêten blacqe...
by elemtilas
02 Feb 2019 07:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some tools for Conplanets
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Some tools for Conplanets

Nice! Thanks for posting these!