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by Khemehekis
24 Apr 2019 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 63
Views: 10359

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

There are languages which, instead of having one term for a full sister and another for a half-sister, have one term for a daughter of your father (whether or not she shared your mother) and a different term for an enate or uterine half-sister. Others have one term for a daughter of your mother (wh...
by Khemehekis
24 Apr 2019 06:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Bodus and the Bodusians
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Bodus and the Bodusians

I'm reworking Bodus' moons to all be potato-shaped and non-icy, and to be farther from the planet. I found this equation: There is a lower limit to R – it’s called Roche’s Limit – below which the effect of the planet’s gravity will pull the moon apart and form rings, as with Saturn. Roche’s limit eq...
by Khemehekis
24 Apr 2019 02:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 63
Views: 10359

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

Oh, steprelationships are definitely part of the core vocabulary of many human languages. I do have them on my list . . . as you pointed out here . Like the Stiefmutter and Stiefschwester from Cinderella. (IIRC, step- and Stief- come from the Germanic word for death, and are related to German sterbe...
by Khemehekis
23 Apr 2019 09:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Casia
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Casia

Only six kinship roots? How do Casia speakers express "daoghter" and "son"?
by Khemehekis
23 Apr 2019 07:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 63
Views: 10359

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

Today I added 120 new entries to the LCV: after (in pursuit of) alternative (politics, culture) alternative (school, education) alternative (film, literature) alternative (energy) alternative (medicine) barge base (army ~) bizarre to blow out (candles, flame) branch (of a company) branch (of a bank)...
by Khemehekis
17 Apr 2019 04:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Astronomy workshop
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Astronomy workshop

Thanks for the help, Sangi39 and Gach ! I guess I'll keep my year length and change the number of AU to 2.83. And Sangi, thanks for explaining how I was doing the math wrong! Now I'll know that one is supposed to plug in Earth-years, not Earth-days. I'll post the new planet data for Bodus when I've ...
by Khemehekis
16 Apr 2019 00:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255369

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So amused to hear that the man behind the FUCT brand in the current Supreme Court FUCT controversy is named Erik Brunetti. On Shaleya, there's a type of rice-shaped brown algae called brunetti in LIE.
by Khemehekis
16 Apr 2019 00:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928347

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Modal means its phonation is default, as it is for voiced consonants. But you can have nasalized modal voiced vowels and consonants because nasalization is not a type of phonation. Creaky, slack-voiced, murmured, breathy, devoiced, voiceless, and modal are all phonation types. Not nasality. It's ju...
by Khemehekis
16 Apr 2019 00:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928347

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Yes, /ħ/ before creaky, /h/ before modal. What does "modal" mean, besides being the adjective for the moods of verbs? In regards to vowels, it's the "default" voicing. In this case, "not creaky". So modal means it's not nasal, not breathy, not creaky, not any of those things . . . right?
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 23:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928347

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ahzoh wrote:
15 Apr 2019 23:03
Yes, /ħ/ before creaky, /h/ before modal.
What does "modal" mean, besides being the adjective for the moods of verbs?
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 23:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Astronomy workshop
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Astronomy workshop

I'm not sure what help you want here - you have the same equations and equivalent calculator to any of us. Just enter in the numbers. I was using the website https://astrographer.wordpress.com/bookshelf/earthlike-planet-geoff-eddy/ where I found the equation: M × T 2 = R 3 (Kepler’s third law) wher...
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 07:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 61
Views: 19755

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

elemtilas wrote:
15 Apr 2019 07:03
I don't identify as any ethnicity. Especially when it comes to the ones on typical lists.
Not even Filipino?
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 07:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 61
Views: 19755

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

Mind you, there is rather a depth to that question that really bears consideration. And possibly doesn't fit in this kind of poll at all. I mean, The World has been in my head & heart for so long, perhaps questions of identification get a touch, ah, difficult. Mmmmm. I think I know what you mean. A...
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 06:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 61
Views: 19755

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

I doubt you could do worse than this.
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 06:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 61
Views: 19755

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

Well, yes.

But do you really identify yourself as a Daine? I guess that's the key question.
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 06:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 61
Views: 19755

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

You could put Asian, you know. Screw with the System! I've actually pondered doing that before, since geographers say the Middle East is part of Asia. Also, the CIS, where many of my ancestors spent a few generations, straddles Eorope and Asia. Can I put an invented culture or ethnicity? You want t...
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 06:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 61
Views: 19755

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

elemtilas wrote:
15 Apr 2019 06:35
You could put Asian, you know. Screw with the System!
I've actually pondered doing that before, since geographers say the Middle East is part of Asia. Also, the CIS, where many of my ancestors spent a few generations, straddles Eorope and Asia.
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 06:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 61
Views: 19755

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

Maybe it actually is "Other"? One thing I've learned is that Reyzadren rarely identifies with pigeonholes of any kind! I've definitely noticed this myself. I sometimes put "Other" on (non-medical) forms. Or just fill in some random circle. None of their effing business anyway. I usually have to put...
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 05:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 61
Views: 19755

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

Reyzadren wrote:
05 Sep 2018 22:37
5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: Other
I hate to bother you again, but the list of ethnicities was only a list of examples and was not meant to be complete. If you identify as sometjing else, feel free to share exactly what it is!
by Khemehekis
15 Apr 2019 05:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255369

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I saw the image of the Supermassive Black Hole at the center Messier 87 in Virgo. Jake made a lot of puppies suffer Gave a bath to the radio Used lye to soak his grandmom's dentures Rolled strollers down and let them go Oo-ah, he set the house alight Oo-ah, he set the house alight Then when Santa h...