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by elemtilas
14 Jun 2019 18:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Gestaltist's Conworlding Scratchpad
Replies: 38
Views: 7001

Re: Gestaltist's Conworlding Scratchpad

I am really bad at updating this thread. Not at all! It's ONLY BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF! Anyways, enjoy this bit of prose: Naturally, the usual quarrel of querries presents itself for review: Who are Tjenne & Beuz, and what is the latter's business? Are the apartments in the train bigger than they ha...
by elemtilas
10 Jun 2019 20:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Grammatical Numbers

elemtilas seems to be pointing out that the ranges could overlap. I think I agree. [tick] And by so doing, I concur, at least formally, with Creyeditor that the form chosen ought to be context dependent. By overlapping the precise number, one can weasel one way or the other, making much out of less...
by elemtilas
10 Jun 2019 02:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837931

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

Did anyone else’s grandma refer to “clobbered milk” in place of “clabbered milk”? Did anyone else’s grandma refer to “clouted cream” in place of “clotted cream”? —— Has anyone here ever heard of clobbering or clouting anything other than an opponent at fisticuffs? —— Could these dialectal variation...
by elemtilas
10 Jun 2019 02:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Grammatical Numbers

I have been toying with the following three possibilities: lesser paucal; four or five greater paucal; six or seven lesser plural; eight or nine greater plural; ten or more lesser paucal; four to six greater paucal; seven to twelve lesser plural; thirteen to twenty-four greater plural; twenty-five ...
by elemtilas
08 Jun 2019 12:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 953983

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finished a novella set in The World today. Well, "finished" until I decide to start tinkering... What is it about? An adventure story! But mostly about love, friendship, proper derring-do. Couple of Daine boys set out to explore some local ruins and find themselves instead face to face with monster...
by elemtilas
08 Jun 2019 04:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 953983

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finished a novella set in The World today.

Well, "finished" until I decide to start tinkering...
by elemtilas
08 Jun 2019 04:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1190
Views: 178112

Re: Other Creativity

LinguistCat wrote:
08 Jun 2019 01:54
Image

More of a hands on project. I'm making little bottle charms. Hoping to sell them online but I need to look into stuff like Etsy a bit more.
Nifty!

What kinds of things will you put in the bottles?
by elemtilas
01 Jun 2019 22:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 35
Views: 2871

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

My new scrap project has a name: Kaonai'ōtonno . Made some phonoaesthetic changes: ketairatikka tehotittoni ināhitā okānaka akkokoron konnirao nittattirrōrio tanaho nidōkarī okotiyi ekodā'i tanō'ahīyen waoyahiko yogekāwoko okkegahokan ohoyā'iyari taraotononi konkiyeo'o kakenkido hōtokokē ewokō honn...
by elemtilas
29 May 2019 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Various Styles
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Various Styles

I've always liked your epigraphic style best of all.

The handwritten style is extremely attractive as well!
by elemtilas
28 May 2019 19:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help with making a Californian Language
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Help with making a Californian Language

You have to give some more parameters - Pre-Columbian or Post-Columbian contact? Other factors to follow. And please, no handwaving or buck-passing; please no «whatever you think it should be like». I am not necessarily speaking for myself, but since you're the conworlder, you need to have at least...
by elemtilas
26 May 2019 00:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251996

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

Anyways I am certain that Appendix Probi is now out of date and Valerius Probus out of touch! Gaddayum, Elem!!! [:x] [:x] [:x] [:x] What treachery speakest thou?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h--HR7PWfp0 Classic! Macbethmacbethmacbeth!! Now, I'll have to watch the whole episode! Quo modo latine ...
by elemtilas
23 May 2019 02:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837931

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

If such a person gained US citizenship, I would consider them "American", but not "African-American" (on account of modern race politics). Could a reversal of African American work, like American Africans? Hmm. Excellent question. "American African" is apparently a term already in use , but not mea...
by elemtilas
23 May 2019 02:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837931

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

(just like how we have Italian-Americans, which includes both Americans whose grandparents came from Italy, and Americans who themselves came from Italy) This is the core of the "problem", for me. If I understand correctly, Shemtov is looking for a term that refers to a US resident who came from a ...
by elemtilas
23 May 2019 00:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837931

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

Is there a term for someone living in America of African birth? Or do you have to specify the country or use a phrase like African Born American? I would think that, if you know their country of origin, being specific couldn't hurt. My real question is, is there a catch-all term? Like what if someo...
by elemtilas
22 May 2019 16:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1190
Views: 178112

Re: Other Creativity

Interestingly (to me, because MONEY), this an attested denomination structure in several currencies (eg. the Cuban peso convertible , the Tajikistani somoni, and the Bahamian dollar). Not sure why exactly, but there is/was real-world inspiration. The US dollar as well: we had 3c and $3 coins at one...
by elemtilas
22 May 2019 02:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251996

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

[->] ad absurdum is from PFT.PASS.PTCP absurdus/a/um , not absurdis/absurde . This reminds me of some examples in the Appendix Probi , where the reverse happens: 3rd Decl ADJs are (mis)treated as us/a/um ADJs. E.G. acre non acrum tristis non tristus :wat: Surely this whole absurdum~absurdem thing i...
by elemtilas
22 May 2019 00:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1190
Views: 178112

Re: Other Creativity

I made these recently. (Yay for playing around with a slowly-developing language.) https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/368fae4f-fdc7-4cbb-b7a4-709ac40d3198/dd77t5o-d005fe12-4616-4d60-a64c-74e4ce0ff45b.png/v1/fill/w_1280,h_2246,strp/oshaharu_foreign_exchange_certificates__fecs_...
by elemtilas
21 May 2019 20:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]
Replies: 29
Views: 783

Re: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]

Definitely, according to the Bionjengocentric view of history. It's like the way, in ancient Europe, historians consider Rome and Greece to be the most important civilizations in the history of Europe at the time. At that point in history, Northwestern Europe's history was less important. Even the ...
by elemtilas
21 May 2019 17:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1710
Views: 261737

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ælfwine wrote:
21 May 2019 06:11
Getting banned from any subreddit is easy.
Aww, don't spoil it!!

Anyway, looks like it's just a "warning". Oh, well.
Edit: Ah, spoke too soon! [}:D]
by elemtilas
21 May 2019 00:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1710
Views: 261737

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Coo, I've upset a snowflake Mod on Reddit!

Will be interesting to see if I get "shadowbanned" or outright banned!