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by elemtilas
17 Dec 2018 06:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 338
Views: 134794

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Ratsnight There is told by the Daine of Westmarche, in the deeps of Winter when Yule comes nigh, the story of Ratsnight, and a brave boy who brought cheer to many. Long, long ago, when the Daine of our land lived under the dominion of Men, they were often starving. And one family at midwinter was p...
by elemtilas
13 Dec 2018 23:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 211417

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well, yay!

Let's all be happy now!

:mrgreen:
by elemtilas
10 Dec 2018 01:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas
Replies: 37
Views: 5475

Re: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas

sangi39 wrote:
09 Dec 2018 01:06
Thanks [:)] I don't know how much influence I took from what real-world cultures (this mostly started as a random thought in the shower), but the fact it came together at all is a positive.
That's where some of the best ideas happen!

Also where many of those ideas fail to get written down...
by elemtilas
08 Dec 2018 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 840808

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I haven't really been posting much on this forum lately, so I'd thought I might at least post a short update for the few folks who remember me and care... That would be me! I have also done some conworlding work. Ah, we get to the steak-n-tatties! Those who know me are aware that I've been a serial...
by elemtilas
08 Dec 2018 01:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas
Replies: 37
Views: 5475

Re: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas

I concur. You present a very well thought out and cohesive description of a beautifully conceived system!

I see resonances with aspects of beliefs in The World and echoes of primary world religious belief. It stands on its own, and it does so lovely!

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by elemtilas
08 Dec 2018 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 840808

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Unfortunately, he lost touch with him after about 15 years. We're actually going to try to track him down, but no idea how that will go. And yeah, once I get all the notes scanned in, I'm definitely going to try to preserve it in some way. Good luck with the quest! I for one, even though I despise ...
by elemtilas
07 Dec 2018 04:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 840808

Re: What did you accomplish today?

This isn't really something I accomplished so much as something I found out, but i just learned that my grandpa and his college roommate created an international auxlang (probably back in the 40s or 50s). I'm really excited to look over the notes he's lending me! [>_<] [O.O] Wow, now that's cool ne...
by elemtilas
07 Dec 2018 03:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 211417

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Lao Kou wrote:
06 Dec 2018 09:23
Safe journey home, and thank you for your service, President Bush 41.
[+1]

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by elemtilas
06 Dec 2018 00:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1630
Views: 293535

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

You could always sidestep the issue by saying "subspecies" I suppose. [+1] Or make them all one genus, and make the hybrids all sterile. Odds are they’d have to all be one taxonomic family anyway, assuming their biology is anything like RL bio. Members of different genera within that family probabl...
by elemtilas
04 Dec 2018 04:53
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 317586

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

Are the Koryak кытьгем and the Ojibwe dreamcatcher related? An interesting question! To which I think the answer might lie somewhere between "probably not but possibly so" and "yes..." and "...yes." We do know that the "Native" Americans are Asians that immigrated over to the New World before anyon...
by elemtilas
03 Dec 2018 19:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 338
Views: 134794

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Yargai Grammar Notes Letters and Sounds Vowels: a = ä; u = ɯ̞; i = i; o = o̞; e = ɛ. Nthongs: uo, uwo = ɯ̞o̞ Consonants: q = q; c = k; t = t; p = p // h = h; qh = χ; ch = x; sh = ʃ; s = s; th = θ̠; f = f // g = g; d = d; b = b // zh = ʒ; z = z; dh = ð̠; v = v // y = j; r = ɹ; ng = ɴ, ŋ; n = n; l = ...
by elemtilas
03 Dec 2018 19:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1168
Views: 154785

Re: Other Creativity

Lambuzhao, the inside of your house must be a veritable Garden of Eatin! Our indoor greenery has, for the last several years, consisted of several citrus trees (lemons or limes or maybe both), an avocado tree and a (I forget the English name) gumumela. No fruits as of yet: trees are too young I thin...
by elemtilas
03 Dec 2018 05:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 840808

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Did a little speedlanging today. (If I understand the term right!)

Made the Yargai Language within a twelve hour span of time. Grammar notes are a little sparse; but I've got a text and lexicon for it!

I don't think I'll speedlanging again. That wasn't easy!
by elemtilas
03 Dec 2018 05:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 338
Views: 134794

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Land of Raqash Yargai Original: sharo i ian; yedelang u lupu u thelac; guroguro qaqqaquo temaq ianta duzunizhi loyontossa carachuo ianta tamashi carrullunshi afrulrulsum thulwes sunta pondludumunshi afcarsum ian faren caraccho ha ianta lorthemasiod sa magro cruaq sunta fagum yi endumo ian pelego; o...
by elemtilas
28 Nov 2018 04:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 338
Views: 134794

Re: Some Snippets from The World

It’s hard to decide (for me, at the time) whether their stellar neighborhood is rather close to RL Earth’s, or instead quite far. Maybe it’s displaced in one direction a significant amount, leaving some constellations recognizable, but a bit bigger or smaller or with one or two stars missing or ext...
by elemtilas
25 Nov 2018 20:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6790
Views: 723195

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

If there's only one sound in question, I'll just say "the vowel of LOVE" or something. I hate the schoolbook transcriptions and would otherwise prefer IPA even if most people wouldn't get it .... It's not that much different than Spanish, for example, unless the word has exotic phonemes, but then t...
by elemtilas
25 Nov 2018 20:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 13
Views: 34147

Re: Mata People

https://i.imgur.com/Oj8mbnR.png The Geographic features of the Bay of Pigs area https://i.imgur.com/qjGYB7b.png Major ethnic groups living around the Bay of Pigs area I have no language for the Henn people yet, and I just got the idea when making the maps. Oo, maps! Nice! How much and what kind of ...
by elemtilas
24 Nov 2018 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help deriving verbs from onomatopeia
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Help deriving verbs from onomatopeia

English is bog full of onomatopoeia, and in probably every POS you'd care to name. Loads of simple / primary verbs can derive onomatopoetically; and you can certainly extend those meanings as the words are applied to new situations and technologies. Onomatopoeia Word List . I count about a thousand ...
by elemtilas
24 Nov 2018 23:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 338
Views: 134794

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Star Light Star Bright Here is a series of maps of the sky visible from the Tower of Stars. East: http://world.conlang.org/images/2/21/Star_Atlas_East.JPG East-South: http://world.conlang.org/images/c/c9/Star_Atlas_EastSouth.JPG South: http://world.conlang.org/images/1/1a/Star_Atlas_South.JPG West-...