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by Khemehekis
23 Sep 2019 06:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 14
Views: 921

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

Nachtuil wrote:
07 Jul 2019 20:49
7. ngen
For things that contain other things like bags, lakes and bowels.
Bowels, as in intestines, or is this a misspelling of "bowls"?

I love your conworlding and the sound of this language, by the way.
by Khemehekis
23 Sep 2019 04:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 114
Views: 15202

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

Possibly, it would mostly serve to justify the introduction of changes in the kinship and religion system (exogamy and later a moiety system between religious groups) that foster alliances and a more unified rule amongst the tribes / clans, though not quite centralisation yet. So eventually everyon...
by Khemehekis
22 Sep 2019 06:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: An Approach to Translations: Catabolism then Anabolism
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: An Approach to Translations: Catabolism then Anabolism

I just wanted to say: Thanks for remembering the (now-pruned) Snowball Game! It was pruned!? Shit!!! I always intended to use that as a translation challenge resource some day. It's a fantastic idea: a stock of grammatically interesting sentences to translate that don't require an immense vocabular...
by Khemehekis
22 Sep 2019 04:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 114
Views: 15202

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

About the Txabao The Txabao [tʃɐˈbao̯] (which means "travelers" in their native language) are a desert nomad people. They ride domesticated camels, and, upon encountering the wheel, use this brilliant invention for their camel caravans and become spread far and wide. The Txabao travel to oases, but...
by Khemehekis
22 Sep 2019 03:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 114
Views: 15202

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

@brblues: So this would be like the Oscans to the Romans, sort of, right? Maybe a people who speaks an offshoot of Txabao would work.

Speaking of which, I'm going to get the Txabao desert people's language's cornerstone set later this weekend.
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 16:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]
Replies: 34
Views: 3065

Re: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]

eldin raigmore wrote:
21 Sep 2019 16:05
Do you have a Unified Theory of Everything?
No, never have had, and don’t know anyone who ever has had.
Oh, well.

I already knew you were an INTP, overweight, and a geek, and that you used a laptop!
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 15:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 527
Views: 190713

Re: Other Creativity

"Make It Your Own" by James Landau © 2019 The day we met, you were unsure I made you feel so damn secure The two of us played Scrabble At literature, we've dabbled You pen the story of a knight And Moorish girl who loves him right I wrote of adolescents As dark as Evanescence You're a stunning splif...
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 10:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]
Replies: 34
Views: 3065

Re: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]

Then there's Sir Terry Pratchett's type, INTP. When I think of INTP's, I picture an overweight, ponytailed geek sitting at his laptop and visiting sites where he discusses quantum physics and new sustainability paradigms, tweaking his Unified Theory of Everything. I have never had a ponytail! But y...
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 06:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: The Snowball Game returns

BTW, especially for Salmoneus , here are the sentences from the old game: https://pastebin.com/J4vuKYkD Trying to help his friend made Peter happy. In the basket John was carrying to his mother's house was/were a small ham, a chicken, some green apples, a bag of nuts, two bottles of milk, seven yell...
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 06:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: The Snowball Game returns

8. Ar irkomen hakoup na virtlas azid is vezinen ad ar kam meitel spas ad iri? 2s put-PL wagon of vegetable-PL REL-ACC 1s lend-PST to 2s at previous week to where Where did you put the vegetable wagon I lent you last week? 9. Christine hamias mai horoboses na wan daz hales horoboses er khab as hir le...
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 05:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 33
Views: 1367

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

Dog and snake are definitely basic. Bird and fish are so generic that they're basic as well, as is the word "animal" itself. Some lists say louse is basic. You and I agree that spider is basic. I would consider chicken basic, although you disagree. And of course, human is basic in any conworld (or ...
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 05:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 33
Views: 1367

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

Something I noticed: "Morrison has said that Nibiru is not real, that there is no 10th planet in our solar system (I still count Pluto), and that there is no cause for alarm." No tenth planet in our solar system? Not all astronomers agree with that anymore! I still count Pluto, too. A couple of wee...
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 05:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 33
Views: 1367

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

People living under the ice would probably not be very anthropic. But you're right, this is something to think about. The plan is to parameterise the basic list. So each category has a module for each instance of a certain parameter. A module can be empty, of course. I saw your explanation in a lat...
by Khemehekis
21 Sep 2019 03:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4376
Views: 888016

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

I can't find anything through Google (any attempt I make at a search always tries to correct to Welsh "dydd", meaning "day"), but is this a thing in Finnish? In The Language Instinct , Steven Pinker says that to people living through the Great Vowel Shift, it must have sounded "like that strange su...
by Khemehekis
13 Sep 2019 09:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 308
Views: 201088

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I just googled "tread lightly around sensitive subjects" and "neurotype", and was able to find the page. From there, I opened the cache!
by Khemehekis
13 Sep 2019 09:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: The Snowball Game returns

1. Jimbauths lé sö nlöbetebsöt chü akhaksüv chfuth, de Kéts lé nöi. Jim- NOM AUX.PAST INDEF tap- ACC DEF shoulder- LOC, and Kate- NOM AUX.PAST be Jim felt a tap on his shoulder, and it was Kate. I might be wrong, but it looks to me as if your gloss unintentionally omitted the word for "feel".
by Khemehekis
13 Sep 2019 09:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: The Snowball Game returns

2. Ethan du*ugen non hemei az arig na zhered pies ad wan teheken ad ghiga lataz. Ethan apologize-PST for let that tongue of brother little to 3s freeze-PST to stick metal Ethan apologized for letting his little brother freeze his tongue to the metal stick. 3. Arkhak dom shehe*en bulush wudan mos tet...
by Khemehekis
13 Sep 2019 09:09
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 47
Views: 30573

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

At https://www.kli.org/chabal/ they now have a wishlist of new Klingon words you'd like Marc Okrand to coin. I registered today as a guest. Guests are allowed two word requests each, and I requested words for headphones and disorder, disability, syndrome, condition . You may also register as a 1-yea...
by Khemehekis
13 Sep 2019 08:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding

Is anyone reminded of this?