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by elemtilas
20 Nov 2018 03:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 360
Views: 156438

Re: Some Snippets from The World

A Visit to the Tower of Stars Not many Men ever quite discover where the ancient Tower of Stars is located, but if you're ever in the great city of Auntimoany and you find an amenable Daine host, he might just grant you access to this wonder of the ancient world! Overlooking the City from the heigh...
by elemtilas
17 Nov 2018 06:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Other Community News...
Replies: 10
Views: 11061

Re: In Other Community News...

Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange 2018!! So, there's been some interest expressed in a Conlang Card Exchange and I think it would be fun to do this again as we've done in years past! In order to keep it simple, send me your Name, address & email address. Addresses in scripts other than Roman (Chin...
by elemtilas
16 Nov 2018 16:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 168730

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

(this isn't a new stone age, but if it were we'd probably be calling it the cenolithic) It's arguable whether this is a "stone age" or not: clearly our reliance on silicon as the foundation of modern tools (computers in all their forms) argues very strongly for it in both literal and figurative dom...
by elemtilas
15 Nov 2018 03:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315982

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

What are your thoughts on Fantasy Counterpart Cultures? A useful tool. I'd say, somewhat hesitatingly, very useful for a beginner because a lot of the hard work is already done. But like any tool, it can be turned into a (metaphorical) hammer. It can be misused. FCCs, in my opinion, should be the "...
by elemtilas
13 Nov 2018 15:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 168730

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Postlithic Yes, indeed. Or: Metalithic ≊ Postlithic Hyperlithic 'Above/Beyond Stone' Electrolithic 'Electric Stone' Peranlithic 'Beyond Stone' Perissolithic 'Remarkable/Outré/Uncommon/Odd Stone' On reflection, Perissolithic might convey more the notion of 'Fantastical Stone (Age)' :wat: Well, compu...
by elemtilas
13 Nov 2018 02:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14417
Views: 1141264

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

DesEsseintes wrote:
13 Nov 2018 02:29
I think I’d like to change my username to All-Lord Saurgothmor. [xD]
[}:D]
by elemtilas
13 Nov 2018 02:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 360
Views: 156438

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Umm, wouldn’t five kingdoms be a pentarchy instead of a heptarchy? What would nine kingdoms be? An ennearchy? Ah. Yes, a bit of an embarrassment, that. Perhaps a quote from the Chorography will clear things up? Or at least tint the mud of history a nicer colour... To the westwards of Mentolatum, an...
by elemtilas
12 Nov 2018 22:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 168730

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Lambuzhao wrote:
10 Nov 2018 06:19
Hmmm… since our technology is based on silicon, are we not already in a sort of "Stonepunk" world?
:wat:
Right‽

We've already had a paleolithic and a neolithic.

What comes after neo- in Greek to mark our present stonepunky world?

:wat:
by elemtilas
12 Nov 2018 22:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315982

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

Do souls bop back and forth between two worlds only, or is this a more linear arrangement like 1 > 2 > 3 > 4? Linear arrangement, though in Second Earth there's a lot of debate over whether it stops there or just keeps going to e.g. Third Earth and so on. There's probably even some people who, down...
by elemtilas
12 Nov 2018 22:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 360
Views: 156438

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Swesware http://world.conlang.org/images/f/fc/Swesware_small.jpg wailiu namoccanye surria pweherí sweswarocceng sweswarenem Yeoles and enderí harachanweshe le talghonye nimam and naderí calamuraveherzh esat endi saiano melle pweremanimonye wesenyas soft the cloak she snowed in snow is Earth shroude...
by elemtilas
04 Nov 2018 05:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315982

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

A random idea for a story/novel/whatever I've had is that after you die in this life, you're then born in the Next Earth, which is exactly like this Earth, except everyone is born with the memories of their previous life in the First Earth. Mind, you might not be born in the same place and most cer...
by elemtilas
03 Nov 2018 23:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315982

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

You could have language be hardwired too, and have babies come out of the womb screaming at cursing at their mother and everyone around them to hurry up and get them out. Or, since it's someone else's memories, screaming for that damn gin and tonic they've ordered like every night for the last sixt...
by elemtilas
03 Nov 2018 17:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315982

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

Is it possible to be born an adult or young teenager and have all the knowledge of the world in your brain? the idea occured me recently, All of the knowledge of the world, in the real world? No. Don't take this the wrong way, but I googled this and found a Wikipedia article on it . Perhaps in a ve...
by elemtilas
30 Oct 2018 22:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Other Community News...
Replies: 10
Views: 11061

Re: In Other Community News...

NEWS YOU CAN USE! The Language Creation Society is pleased as pomegranate punch to announce the venue and particulars for the eighth Language Creation Conference (LCC8). We are happy to announce that the 8th Language Creation Conference will take place in Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United...
by elemtilas
27 Oct 2018 00:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 235418

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Creyeditor wrote:
26 Oct 2018 22:10
New layout of at the LCS webpage. Has anyone else noticed? I like it better than before.
Yes. They did a good job, actually.
by elemtilas
27 Oct 2018 00:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ĉu vi parolas Esperanton/internacian lingvon? Do you speak Esperanto?
Replies: 3
Views: 3181

Re: Ĉu vi parolas Esperanton/internacian lingvon? Do you speak Esperanto?

I can speak and communicate in Esperanto at an advanced level. I speak it to expand groups and when English should not be used. Do you speak it? Mi povas paroli kaj komuniki Esperanton per alta nivelo. Mi parolas ĝin pliampleksiĝi grupojn kaj kiam la angla ne devas uzi. Ĉu vi parolas ĝin? potere eo...
by elemtilas
25 Oct 2018 02:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A better way to use language
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: A better way to use language

Me I think this comes under "language changes". Perhaps some examples of what you mean would be helpful. English doesn't have a lot of morphemes, and making new ones up will probably end up being a non-starter. Even where there is an obvious need. I don't have particular examples if that's what you...
by elemtilas
19 Oct 2018 16:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A Myth of the Dkuom
Replies: 5
Views: 16637

Re: A Myth of the Dkuom

Dark World and Light World (Or World of Light actually) are names of those abstract places like Moon and Sun. Do they really have articles? Depends. If they're actually names, then no article (unless the article is part of the name): Treecats spent most of their time in the Dark World = Treecats sp...
by elemtilas
18 Oct 2018 19:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 168730

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Stonepunk is a thing. "Tribal", I agree, is questionable, but really only because it describes the nature of society. I mean, you literally hear about tribalism in modern Afghanistan in the news. I would argue that street gangs in American suburbia are tribal societies as well. You seem to be looki...
by elemtilas
13 Oct 2018 05:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: No verbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: No verbs?