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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by GamerGeek » 20 Jun 2017 12:11

Ivoshafen wrote:Hallo, new to the site but not to worldbuilding as a whole. I have been dabbling around for some time, with a wake of scrapped projects behind me, before I was directed here from alternatehistory.com
Wait a minute...

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by shimobaatar » 20 Jun 2017 20:17

Ivoshafen wrote:Hallo, new to the site but not to worldbuilding as a whole. I have been dabbling around for some time, with a wake of scrapped projects behind me, before I was directed here from alternatehistory.com
Welcome!
GamerGeek wrote: Wait a minute...
What?

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by GamerGeek » 20 Jun 2017 20:43

shimobaatar wrote:
GamerGeek wrote: Wait a minute...
What?
Ivoshafen (AltHist) wrote:
GamerGeek (AltHist) wrote:You would bode well on the CBB
Why did no one tell me.

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by mrToast98 » 24 Jun 2017 17:59

Hey! I've been into conlanging for a while now, just a matter of time before i found this site really.

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by shimobaatar » 24 Jun 2017 19:01

mrToast98 wrote:Hey! I've been into conlanging for a while now, just a matter of time before i found this site really.
Welcome to the CBB!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by Frislander » 24 Jun 2017 19:33

Welcome welcome!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by annelyle » 28 Jun 2017 07:42

Hi, another new member but long-time conlanger here! If you count my teenage dabblings I've probably been conlanging longer than most of you guys have been on the planet, but I didn't get into it in a serious way until I discovered the LCK circa 1999-2000. IRL I only speak English fluently, though I studied French, German and Latin at school and have picked up a few fragments of Spanish, Italian, Japanese, etc along the way.

In recent years I've been creating conlangs for my novels - two of them (plus an English-lexed pidgin) appear in my alt history Elizabethan fantasy trilogy, which you can find out more about on my website. There's some background information on my conworld there as well as sketches of both languages, aimed mainly at non-conlanging readers hence brief and simplistic (though the example sentences do have glosses [:D] )

I'm hoping to put more detailed information up at conlang.org eventually, as well as uploading some sound files - my novels are also available as audiobooks, and I think the narrator actually pronounces them better than I do! (Being English, I never could get the hang of a rolled 'r')

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by Frislander » 28 Jun 2017 11:13

Welcome welcome! I'm looking at your languages and it is quite clear that you are definitely not a noob! Even if the phonology does still look a tad European (though it's not wholly constrained to that by any means!), I do like the looks of them. However, for the phonology, could I kindly request that you give use a chart in IPA (not many of use use or understand X-Sampa nowadays now that we have Unicode), rather than just a pronunciation guide (which you may still want to include, given that this is the website for your novel series). I am quite interested to hear the sound samples: I'd be thrilled if the narrator was able to properly pronounce the uvulars and the lateral fricative!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by shimobaatar » 28 Jun 2017 20:28

Indeed, welcome to the CBB!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by eldin raigmore » 28 Jun 2017 22:57

annelyle wrote:Hi, another new member but long-time conlanger here! ....
Welcome!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by annelyle » 29 Jun 2017 05:21

Frislander wrote:Welcome welcome! I'm looking at your languages and it is quite clear that you are definitely not a noob! Even if the phonology does still look a tad European (though it's not wholly constrained to that by any means!),
That's pretty deliberate in my current conlangs - because they're specifically for use in mainstream fantasy novels, my intent is for Anglophones to be able to have a fair stab at them, so I don't see the point in using a lot of non-European sounds. If I were making an artlang purely for my own enjoyment, it might be a different matter!
Frislander wrote: I do like the looks of them. However, for the phonology, could I kindly request that you give use a chart in IPA (not many of use use or understand X-Sampa nowadays now that we have Unicode), rather than just a pronunciation guide (which you may still want to include, given that this is the website for your novel series)
Absolutely. I'm well aware of the modern preference for IPA, but those conlangs predate widespread browser support for Unicode, and I've been too busy with other stuff to update my website lately.
Frislander wrote: I am quite interested to hear the sound samples: I'd be thrilled if the narrator was able to properly pronounce the uvulars and the lateral fricative!
I'm not sure he went quite that far - I wasn't asked for a pronunciation guide before the recording, so the poor guy had to do his best based on the romanisation. That said he did a terrific job, which suggests that my strategy for the phonology worked!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by elemtilas » 30 Jun 2017 12:19

annelyle wrote:Hi, another new member but long-time conlanger here! If you count my teenage dabblings I've probably been conlanging longer than most of you guys have been on the planet, but I didn't get into it in a serious way until I discovered the LCK circa 1999-2000.
I think there are some of us with invented languages older than most folks hereabouts!

Welcome, and hope to see you around the place more!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by lsd » 30 Jun 2017 18:15

elemtilas wrote:I think there are some of us with invented languages older than most folks hereabouts!
We will enter the month of the fortieth anniversary of my conlang ...
Welcome old chap !

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by horizont » 04 Jul 2017 11:20

Hello, I am horizot. Nice meeting you guys:) Look forward to some awesome discussions:)

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by Lao Kou » 04 Jul 2017 12:10

Welcome!
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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by Frislander » 04 Jul 2017 16:43

Good welcome to thee, o new arrival! I look forward to seeing you blossom in our illustrious and well-informed company!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by shimobaatar » 04 Jul 2017 18:07

Welcome to the CBB, horizont!

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by Tuyono » 06 Aug 2017 15:43

Hi Everyone! I'm Tuyono.
I originally just wanted some consistent names for my vague fantasy setting. Then I realized it was more interesting than my ever-stuck story ideas! As it turned out, my writer's block doesn't really block me from conlanging.
See you all around [:)]

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by qwed117 » 06 Aug 2017 16:17

Tuyono wrote:Hi Everyone! I'm Tuyono.
I originally just wanted some consistent names for my vague fantasy setting. Then I realized it was more interesting than my ever-stuck story ideas! As it turned out, my writer's block doesn't really block me from conlanging.
See you all around [:)]
That's how I began conlanging as well. [:)] Welcome to the CBB.
Spoiler:
My minicity is Zyphrazia and Novland
What is made of man will crumble away.

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Re: Introduction thread(s)

Post by DesEsseintes » 06 Aug 2017 16:45

Tuyono wrote:Hi Everyone! I'm Tuyono.
Welcome! I like your username. [:)]

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