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by Tanni
15 Jul 2019 19:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?
Replies: 21
Views: 9444

Re: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?

Provided an AI does have a soul, what would follow from that for humans? For the human soul?
by Tanni
15 Jul 2019 19:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 782
Views: 223921

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

eldin raigmore wrote:
15 Jul 2019 19:16
I’m so excited, I might have to go to my medicine case and take a sedative!
The sedative case! It marks the indirect object a medicine (direct object) is given to.
by Tanni
30 Jun 2019 12:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 349383

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

What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving ...
by Tanni
28 May 2019 18:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 782
Views: 223921

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

Do you specifically need/want your characters all to be white? Actually, no! But the character is a fox who is captain of a sailing ship. There's quite a few Franco-African surnames with diacritics. Dembélé , for instance*. Less commonly, Kéréku (as in the president). Or you could go the whole hog ...
by Tanni
13 May 2019 11:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 782
Views: 223921

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

Thanks sangi39 and shimobaatar! In Wiktionary, the results I got showed very few accents. Maybe I got results for French names in German. Ménétries -- you mean Ménétrier? -- would be quite good, it just means "fiddler" (A witch fiddling around with magic?) Côté -- would be perfect, but is too common...
by Tanni
12 May 2019 13:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 782
Views: 223921

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

I'm searching for a French family name to name a character (a capitain of a sailing ship) in a short story. The name is required to have one or two (or even more) french accents (acute, grave, circumflex, cedille). I searched in naming sites, but the names given only seldomly carried accents, even w...
by Tanni
11 Apr 2019 11:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Howe & Strauss generational theory
Replies: 22
Views: 15853

Re: Howe & Strauss generational theory

Here, Mark Passio talks in more detail about the Millennials as well as the Europeans and their attitudes: What On Earth Is Happening - Episode #205 Topics: Entitled Socialist Attitudes Of Millennials & Europeans, ..., Entitlement, Prescriptive demands on others, ..., the Correct Definition of Socia...
by Tanni
01 Feb 2019 09:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 49
Views: 1882

Re: underused settings in world building

fruityloops wrote:
31 Jan 2019 14:45
not gonna state my thoughts about this one. just wanted to ask you guys what ideas or settings are underrated in fantasy.
Giant spiders playing a positive role or having a positive attitude towards humans and vice verca.
by Tanni
12 Nov 2018 10:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 782
Views: 223921

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

I don't know if this belongs here but I wanna ask, in my world, the main races are mainly humanoid arthropods of different kinds and a few of them can produce silk. what impact would this have on society? Depends on how much silk they produce. If it is much, then they also need much to eat. As far ...
by Tanni
23 Sep 2018 16:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14839
Views: 1274742

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

Judging by Wiktionary, the vowels in göttlich and Öl have an un-trilled /r/ tagged onto the end in Standard German. Having fronted [o→ø], does Dyoan need the trilled /r/ in words similar to ᴀʟꜱɪɴᴅᴏᴇʀ? Although I don't hear anything rhotic in " göttlich ", the audio Wiktionary gives for " Öl " sound...
by Tanni
09 Sep 2018 14:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 376
Views: 64931

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

gokupwned5 wrote:
09 Sep 2018 03:00

78) What should be the fate of /y/?
c) It should stay /y/.

79) Should Middle Brettaniot retain Old Brettaniot noun cases?
a) Yes.

81) What should be the fate of /ɲ/ and /ʎ/?
b) /ɲ ʎ/ > /nj lj/
by Tanni
02 Sep 2018 12:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 376
Views: 64931

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

74) It is 1066 CE, and the Normans have successfully invaded Lundein, Dygnunia, and Gwynedd. How will this territory be divided? a) It will all be unified under the rule of William I (Guigleum I in Old Brettaniot) as a single kingdom. 75) Should /f θ s/ become voiced between vowels? b) No. 76) This...
by Tanni
17 Aug 2018 08:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 376
Views: 64931

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

52) What should happen to the noun cases of Old Brettaniot? a) All 3 cases will be retained. 53) What should be the fate of /y/? b) It should become /ɨ/. 54) What should happen to unstressed /u/? a) /u/ > [ə] 55) It is 850 CE, and the Vikings have established the Danelaw (Dane Leie in Proto-Brettan...
by Tanni
16 Aug 2018 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 24085

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

71. How should we derive a medial connective conjunction? a. From PIE *h₂énti (Like English "and") 72. Wh-fronting a. Obligatory for all such words 73. Inflection with numbers a. Nouns are still inflected for case and number when modified by a number 74. Develop words for "yes" and "no"? b. No 75. ...
by Tanni
14 Aug 2018 18:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 376
Views: 64931

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

39) How should the affricates /ts/ and /dz/ be written? c) Other. /ts dz/ - <ç c> 40) What should be the fate of the infinitives of Vulgar Latin? d) -āre, -ere, -ēre, -īre > -ar, -er, -er, -ir 41) As of 700 AD, this is the current political situation. Given that both nations have the same ruler, sh...
by Tanni
10 Aug 2018 16:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 60
Views: 23911

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

The German word for conlang — kunstsprache (or something similar) — if glossed literally would appear to be a claque of “artlang”. (A better translation would be “artificial language”, rather than “artistic language”.) The Esperanto term — planlingvo — appears to mean planned language or designed l...
by Tanni
10 Aug 2018 14:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 60
Views: 23911

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

Khemehekis wrote:
29 Mar 2012 13:06
Hmmmmmm . . .

Logical: Lojban, Loglan, Ceqli, Gua!spi
I by chance have found something interesting on Loglan:
Listen here at 45:18.

It seems that "testing a hypothesis" was not the original purpose of Loglan.
by Tanni
05 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 376
Views: 64931

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

6) What will be the outcome of the monophthongs of Vulgar Latin?
d) Other: /i u ɪ ʊ e o ɛ ɔ a/ > /i u y u e o e ɔ a/

8) What kingdom would this thread vote on, and be the base for Brittaniot?
c) It should be one of the kingdoms in Wales (or any of the ones in red).
by Tanni
04 Aug 2018 16:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Attempts of a new collablang
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Re: Attempts of a new collablang

1) size of consonant inventories? b. moderately small(15-18 consonants) 2) size of vowel inventories? c. large(7 vowels or more) 3) Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives c. In fricatives alone 4) Should we have uvulars? a. None 5) Should we have glottalized consonants? a. No glottalized consonants 6) W...
by Tanni
04 Aug 2018 14:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 376
Views: 64931

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

1) Will we be following the Spezia-Rimini line? b) No. This will be a language that isn't a Western or Eastern Romance language, but an outlier like Sardinian. 3) What will be the political situation in Great Britain? a) Divided into multiple Brittonic and Romano-British kingdoms, with no central g...