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by Tanni
12 Nov 2019 14:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic

Second: Computers don't have to be linear What does that mean? You probably mean that computers does not have to be digital. Yes, there are the so-called analog computers. They usually compute a single function. These function does not need to be linear, of course, it might e. g. an exponential fun...
by Tanni
11 Nov 2019 19:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic

Well, demons don't work for nothing ... you have to pay them! Not if you have a sharp stick Then, there is no story. Can you explain to me what you mean by "occult", as I didn't get the pun. "Occult" typically means having to do with magic, witchcraft, secret arts, the supernatural, superstition, e...
by Tanni
11 Nov 2019 17:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic

Computers don't have to be mechanical Indeed, modern computers rely on electricity. Fantasy is full of magical computers. These include: - asking a question, killing a wildfowl, and finding the answer encoded as a patten of dark spots in its entrails - praying, until an angel brings you a sealed en...
by Tanni
11 Nov 2019 08:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic

The first application comes to mind is: 4. A magical basic unit of information which is more than the binary 0 or 1. There are in fact such systems. The speakers of Aymara are known to use such a system, which is a cause of severe misunderstandings between Aymara people and native speakers of other...
by Tanni
06 Nov 2019 09:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic

Could give one a different source of (theoretically workable) ideas to approach the conjuration of a Turing Machine, and therefore computer, by the use of the Black Arts, White Arts, Blood Magic, Wicca, or what have you, or any combination of what-have-yous. For defining the Halt-problem, you need ...
by Tanni
31 Oct 2019 18:12
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?

Okay, so I've managed to check out the vocabulary list that Tanni has compiled (thanks for guiding me through LaTex, and sorry for the burden I put you through). While the list would be an invaluable help to conlangers, it (and the LCV as well as the 2000-word LUV list) would not do much good in be...
by Tanni
30 Oct 2019 20:45
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?

Thanks! But I don't know how to open LaTex codes [:(] The LaTeX code is a source text. You need to download and install a LaTeX distribution such as MiKTeX . Send me a personel message. I don't think expecting users to install and compile LaTeX sources is reasonable though. [xD] Man, just provide a...
by Tanni
30 Oct 2019 20:06
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?

You've got a personal message!
by Tanni
30 Oct 2019 15:25
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?

dva_arla wrote:
30 Oct 2019 12:47
Thanks! But I don't know how to open LaTex codes [:(]
The LaTeX code is a source text. You need to download and install a LaTeX distribution such as MiKTeX. Send me a personel message.
by Tanni
30 Oct 2019 15:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 42
Views: 2950

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

Forgive me for asking this stupid question; does anybody know of a tool to compile / turn into a pdf the LaTex document posted by Tanni on the first post of this thread? Even LaTex is too advanced for me; so please explain in laymen's terms. Thanks in advance. If you like, I can help you learning t...
by Tanni
29 Oct 2019 19:45
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?

You might be interested in my thread Discussing basic vocabulary, see also the Landau Core Vocabulary, linked to in the first post of that thread.
by Tanni
09 Oct 2019 21:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 321
Views: 245481

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

Thank you very much, LinguistCat! "Film culture" and "internet culture" are both already used. By "picture culture" I'm assuming you mean photography? Or do you mean 2d art in general? For the former, I haven't heard "photography culture" get used but that doesn't mean it isn't. (Should ask my fathe...
by Tanni
09 Oct 2019 17:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 321
Views: 245481

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

In English, is there a term called "picture culture"? German, it is "Bildkultur". Are there terms like "film culture" and "internet culture"? How could I say that in good English? I need to translate the German construct "Bild-, Film- und Internetkultur". This is short for "Bildkultur, Filmkultur un...
by Tanni
02 Oct 2019 13:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 42
Views: 2950

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

Yes, like that song. The insecticide Raid once used the slogan "Raid: Kills bugs dead". (Raid kills mostly ants and cockroaches, not usually hemipterans like bedbugs). What a childish slogan and ad . In the song, WE are the bugs! I agree that the redundant grammar makes it sound childish. I had a g...
by Tanni
02 Oct 2019 13:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 42
Views: 2950

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

In the Lehola Galaxy, they have qasa , a form of meat grown without brains or even heads, developed by the natives of the planet Javarti. Qasa is fertilized with the genes of the animals it replicates, and looks and tastes just like meat or seafood, but without the ethical questions that surround r...
by Tanni
02 Oct 2019 11:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 42
Views: 2950

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

Wikipedia says the Starchild Skull (fascinating case, by the way) was probably a human little boy with hydrocephalus. But they still didn't explain what made it so hard for them to cut the skull! But the skull itself doesn't look human. And why should one wish to cut the skull? Aren't there other, ...
by Tanni
01 Oct 2019 11:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1202
Views: 291175

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Interesting social experiment 2019 results: Human Consciousness Checkpoint Late 2019 at 2:17:56 to 2:58:28.

Here another very interesting video: Sehen ohne Brille .Wladimir Zhdanov - Methode.
by Tanni
25 Sep 2019 11:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ursula K. LeGuin's conlang?
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Ursula K. LeGuin's conlang?

As the board database had been pruned recently, I'm not sure if anybody already has announced her death. The posts about her after that date just mention her dedication to Taoism. The thread Khemehekis is talking about has not made it into the new board. Tanni, Please see this thread . I wasn't awa...
by Tanni
23 Sep 2019 21:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ursula K. LeGuin's conlang?
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Ursula K. LeGuin's conlang?

Le Guin's conlang, Kesh, appears in Always Coming Home . Tanni and I actually wrote letters to Ursula a few years ago. Here's our (abandoned) thread: http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=136&hilit=kesh Today, I wanted to research a term invented by Ursula K. Le Guin . Wikipedia says that she ...