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by Serena
10 Sep 2014 13:18
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Lingua Latina
Replies: 40
Views: 243953

Re: Lingua Latina

Saluete omnes! Mihi tempus est ad scholam revertendi, qua re veni pro suaviter exercere meam cognitionem linguae latinae . Hi everyone! It's time for me to get back at school, so I came here to revise in depth my knowledge of the latin language . Per prolixum temporem hic confabulatio permanserat s...
by Serena
09 Sep 2014 19:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Map Making Programs
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: Map Making Programs

I used to use (LOL) CC3, but since I upgraded to Windows 8, for some reason, it doesn't work anymore. Upgrading to Windows 8 is essentially downgrading to kindergarden! Your argument is invalid. I was wondering what programs or software you guys use to make world maps of your conworld? I'm searchin...
by Serena
03 Sep 2014 11:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: If that's an English noun, I'll eat my hat.
Replies: 8
Views: 4493

Re: If that's an English noun, I'll eat my hat.

:ita: Se quello è un sostantivo italiano, mi sparo If That-M.SG Be.3S.PRES.IND ART.M.SG Noun-M.SG I.DAT Shoot-1SG.PRES.IND If that's an italian noun, I'll shoot myself :kor: 한국어 명사일 리가 없어요 Korean Noun-Be-FUT.PART Logic-SUBJ Not_Exist-PRES-POL There's no logic according to which this is a korean noun
by Serena
31 Aug 2014 23:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 124324

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Next: Polygamy Hanilian Empire Keyali people, and all the other provinces of Hanilia, don't have a standardized concept of marriage. It's not uncommon among the higher rank classes to have irregular and unfaithful relationships. Two-timing and even three-timing or more-timing is fairly common. New ...
by Serena
30 Aug 2014 11:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A challenge to language universals
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

Re: A challenge to language universals

The first one would be pretty difficult to break; Depending on how you look at it, everything is a system. Nice observation. The second one is easy: Look at the many, many "conlangs" created for fantasy novels that are actually just fancy-sounding jibberish. If they don't fit into the definition, t...
by Serena
30 Aug 2014 10:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A challenge to language universals
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

Re: A challenge to language universals

If you say that universals also apply to conlangs, no universal is going to be actually true, since conlangers can come up with ways(probably not in the same language though) to break every proposed universal. That's why Micamo said they only apply to natlangs. No, there's at least one universal th...
by Serena
30 Aug 2014 02:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A challenge to language universals
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

Re: A challenge to language universals

No one. You can only break some assumptions and conclude that these assumptions ar not universals. You can't break actual universals. A conlang can break as many universals as it pleases; They only apply to natlangs. No, actual universals can't broken. You can break a statement that is claimed to b...
by Serena
30 Aug 2014 00:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A challenge to language universals
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

Re: A challenge to language universals

loglorn wrote:The most interesting part of this attempt, is to see just how many univrsals can he break.
No one.

You can only break some assumptions and conclude that these assumptions ar not universals. You can't break actual universals.
by Serena
29 Aug 2014 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A challenge to language universals
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

Re: A challenge to language universals

I suspect there's too much ideological rejection towards universals in general . It might sound horrible that every language in the world must have something in common with all the others, but you have to accept that does. Even if you can break a couple of rules that are considered universals, you c...
by Serena
29 Aug 2014 12:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 124324

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Next: At what point does your conculture consider children to have become adults? In Keleia, people are allowed to leave the birth village at 14. This is also considered the legal working age and the age of consent for sexual relationships. Because of this particular Keyali habit, I once got me rep...
by Serena
27 Aug 2014 20:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: That awkward moment when you...
Replies: 22
Views: 8271

Re: That awkward moment when you...

We might set up a collaboration project on child-langs / when-i-was-a-newbie-langs...
by Serena
25 Aug 2014 15:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noble Themsarian (scratchpad)
Replies: 13
Views: 3242

Re: Noble Themsarian (scratchpad)

IlL wrote:Aesthetic sources: Latin, Germanic, Greek, Celtic, Finnish, Semitic, Khmer, Gyeongsang Korean.
Where did you find resources on Gyeongsang Korean? Could you share them, I am quite interested...
by Serena
24 Aug 2014 12:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Need big list of English equivalents for Derivation System
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: Need big list of English equivalents for Derivation Syst

Ahzoh wrote:@Serena:
Wouldn't?
to speak [->] speech
to argue [->] debate
Perhaps even:
To reason [->] logic
[tick], [tick], [tick]

I just didn't like "thinking" being linked to logics. Thought can be illogical, reasoning can't.
by Serena
24 Aug 2014 11:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Need big list of English equivalents for Derivation System
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: Need big list of English equivalents for Derivation Syst

Just a tip.
Ahzoh wrote: Method/way a verb is done
  • to think [->] logic [cross]
  • to speak [->] logic [tick]
  • to argue [->] logic [tick]
by Serena
19 Aug 2014 22:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Karyon - The Ultimate Mind Control Program
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Karyon - The Ultimate Mind Control Program

Note: I drastically applied some changes to the timeline. Read the first post again to get updated. 1. Historical background Note : This documentation has been purposely written from the point of view of a character within the novel's universe. Since this story is set in the future of our real worl...
by Serena
18 Aug 2014 14:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 124324

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Is that in the quote the next question? :/ Clearly; Lam mentions something about ressurection. Ok, then. Next : How closely related do you have to be to someone in your conworld for it to be incest? Incest is forbidden only between a female and a male and if the female is a generatrix. Otherwise it...
by Serena
18 Aug 2014 13:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Karyon - The Ultimate Mind Control Program
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Karyon - The Ultimate Mind Control Program

The first chapter is already public and free, by the way : Click here . Karyon - The Ultimate Mind Control Program " Introducing you to the latest masterpiece in the field of military psychology, a software that will drastically lower the crime rate in the whole nation [...] Karyon 2.0 is capable o...
by Serena
18 Aug 2014 12:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 124324

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Is that in the quote the next question? :/
by Serena
17 Aug 2014 13:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do you create a conlang?
Replies: 24
Views: 3296

Re: How do you create a conlang?

I usually build languages for a specific purpose, I actually never tried to make a conlang just for the pleasure of conlanging. The creation process depends on the purpose. My first language Latinior was an a posteriori language based on latin, which was designed to be an auxlang but also served to ...