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by Khemehekis
09 Feb 2019 07:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 809

Re: underused settings in world building

I would have written "AU's".

When I saw "aus", I actually wondered if it was a borrowing from the German word, and referred to a fish "out" of water setting.
by Khemehekis
09 Feb 2019 06:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 48
Views: 9544

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

Dictionaries I used to compile the Landau Core Vocabulary: Larousse Pocket German Dictionary Barron's German-English Dictionary Larousse Concise French-English English-French Dictionary Webster's New World Concise Spanish Dictionary Langenscheidt Pocket Dictionary Portuguese Collins Portuguese Dicti...
by Khemehekis
09 Feb 2019 05:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 809

Re: underused settings in world building

This is funny since, in fanfiction, while not as common as high school aus or coffee shop aus, there are at least some university aus out there. How many are based on fantasy stories and how many actually have fantasy elements I wouldn't be able to tell you. But there's definitely at least some mar...
by Khemehekis
08 Feb 2019 05:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 809

Re: underused settings in world building

Obviously there are no settings in which elves are humans since, by definition, they would then not be elves. There are countless stories, however, in which myths of elves (fairies, sprites, goblins, etc) are said to have been inspired by lost human cultures. In particular, in the British context, ...
by Khemehekis
08 Feb 2019 05:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 809

Re: underused settings in world building

But where, I ask you!, are the Anunnaki!??! Sorry, Nibiru is not within the Lehola Galaxy. And how do you explain all these pyramids that keep popping up everywhere!? Pyramids are a favorite of Greys. From my page on Kankonian history: It is believed now that the pyramids in Hegheos were most likel...
by Khemehekis
07 Feb 2019 00:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 809

Re: underused settings in world building

Quick example: Most members here present low fantasy conworlds with bronze age analogues or get really technical with scifi, except 1 conlanger who does urban fantasy (you go girl! [:D]). I guess I am one of the few who use "typical mixed fantasy" for the conworld. The Lehola Galaxy is based on new...
by Khemehekis
06 Feb 2019 08:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30134

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

Coo, interestante that! [<3] [<3] [<3] Thanks! How well does it work? Any intriguing side effects? First, something I forgot to mention. The cultural knowledge, vocabulary and grammar for each culture's speeder program is updated every few years to keep up with changes in history, changes in laws, ...
by Khemehekis
06 Feb 2019 06:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30134

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

Also, what would it mean for other areas of interaction if women (or the equivalent) traveled more than men? Or if adults and young were seen as the same socially? How young is young? In the Lehola Galaxy, they have developed a technology called lifespeeding for most sapient species. After a baby i...
by Khemehekis
06 Feb 2019 06:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30134

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

Some don'ts for a realistic conworld: - no peoples that are physically attractive on average - while there are objective standards for beauty, there are also subjective standards for beauty, and as a result, beauty is subjective; also, anything like this only reflects the mentality of lookism of th...
by Khemehekis
06 Feb 2019 05:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 48801

Re: Weird Dream Thread

Cool picture, Elemtilas. Is that the Dorling-Kindersley picture dictionary, by any chance?

And I see yamaimo is a false cognate for yam!
by Khemehekis
06 Feb 2019 05:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 20279

Re: English Dialects

So... what all are the possible low vowel outcomes in the English dialects? TRAP BATH MAD FATHER LOT CLOTH THOUGHT START GenAm æ æ æ ɑ ɑ ɔ ɔ ar PA/NJ æ æ eə ɑ ɑ ɔ ɔ ar Boston æ æ æ ɑ ɔ? ɔ? ɔ ɑ WestAm æ æ æ ɑ ɑ ɑ ɑ ar RP æ ɑ æ ɑ ɒ ɒ ɔ ɑ (+NORTH/FORCE = THOUGHT) Kheme æ a æ ɑ ɑ? ɔ? ɔ ar? Newfndl æ æ ...
by Khemehekis
06 Feb 2019 05:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901788

Re: What did you accomplish today?

BEFORE: The connective "id" is used to mean that an action is "done to" something. It is used after a gerund to connect it to its object: Adhashar id goshaniya en hethet stoern. clean done_to toilet PST task difficult Cleaning the toilet was a difficult task. Ovai id zikheth id ventas dyu meyez haz...
by Khemehekis
03 Feb 2019 00:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244321

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Today I am headed to Moraga, CA for the Campolindo High School Class of '98 20-year reunion. I will join a melange of preppies, skaters, trendies, jocks, goths, hip-hoppers, slackers, emo kids, hippies, rednecks, and more from Campo at the Moraga Country Club. I hope to see friends whom I haven't se...
by Khemehekis
29 Jan 2019 10:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Full translated pieces?
Replies: 16
Views: 2628

Re: Full translated pieces?

k1234567890y wrote:
30 Apr 2018 12:56
not really although I want...

I might translate Edmund Landau's Differential and Integral Calculus into my conlangs(e.g. Lonmai Luna)...
I like this idea.

Guess why.
by Khemehekis
29 Jan 2019 08:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901788

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Oh cool, I've never seen a Germanic language written with the Cyrillic alphabet before!
by Khemehekis
29 Jan 2019 08:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 48801

Re: Weird Dream Thread

The night between November 23 and November 24, 2018, I had a dream wherein I was at either a bookstore or a library. I found a thick book whose spine said it was a Japanese dictionary. It looked like an old book, but I was hoping it would be pretty up-to-date so I opened it. Turned out it was a full...
by Khemehekis
29 Jan 2019 07:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901788

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I added the following entries to the Landau Core Vocabulary under Verbs of Physical Aggression: to blind (temporarily) to blind (permanently) Adding those made me think of the Oasis song "Wonderwall", which brought to mind the line "The fire in your heart is out". I then added these: to put ou...
by Khemehekis
29 Jan 2019 07:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 20279

Re: English Dialects

I have [æ] for "ant", [a] for "aunt", [æ] for "trap", [a] for "bath", [ɑ] for "thought", and [ɑ] for "palm". Make of that what you will. Does "palm" have /l/? Yes. I have a /l/ in "palm", "calm" and "qualm", but not in "walk", "talk", "chalk", "stalk", "folk", "yolk", "half" nor "calf". Which vowel...
by Khemehekis
14 Jan 2019 02:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901788

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is it "xul", the word for fish? Reminds me of words like "hal" and "kal". Correct! It's based mainly off of Mansi forms like /xuːl/. Awesome! I remember reading a list of words for fish several years back, and I recalled how the Uralic languages had forms like the Hungarian hal , the Finnish kala ,...
by Khemehekis
14 Jan 2019 01:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 47777

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Do you know how many species of river horse they have on Gea? Sorry, I don't know that! Yeola / Gea is a pretty big, largely unexplored place, after all! I see. Mark Rosenfelder has said he still has yet to name all the cannibal tribes in that jungle on Almea. Depends on one's perspective, of cours...