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Post by Lambuzhao » 19 Nov 2018 00:50

WeepingElf wrote:
18 Nov 2018 21:31
Antarctica was part of Gondwanaland, but it eventually became too cold for ants to thrive, I think.
There are a few southerly species :
Jack jumper ants (Tasmania)
Clubbed Trigger ants (New Zealand)
Bullhead ants (Southern Africa)
Monomorium bidentatum (Patagonia)
Weaver ants Œcophylla (Tierra del Fuego)

So there are clearly more than one possible candidate for rafting.


It seems that ants are kind of bound by minimum temps
https://phys.org/news/2013-03-ants-temperature.html

But that's not to say that certain species cannot collectively buck the cold
https://phys.org/news/2016-06-mountaine ... -body.html

https://biology.stackexchange.com/quest ... ts-to-cold



IMHO I think that ants are incapable of digging far into/combatting permafrost, though.

And I bet that in a place like Antarctica, no (complex) plant associations with large taprooted plants/shrubs/trees might have something to do with it as well.

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

Post by eldin raigmore » 19 Nov 2018 05:04

1. Thanks, Lambuzhao.

2. Rafting?
2A. From where?
2b. To where?
2c. When?

3. I’m almost sure you’re right about the permafrost. Probably the plants, too. But Antarctica still had macroflora sometime after it drifted to the South Pole — right? Would it have kept its ants until the bigger and middle-sized plants all died?

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Post by this_is_an_account » 24 Nov 2018 22:18

How does one type combining diacritics on this site? I'm on mobile using an IPA keyboard, and if I type a diacritic, it doesn't do anything.

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Post by Pabappa » 25 Nov 2018 02:45

That's why all my conlangs have simple phonologies 😛... I have not found a way to type without copypasting, so if I'm typing anything fancy it means I'm on my big screen PC. Just not a common need, I guess, so no integrated keyboards.
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Post by Dormouse559 » 25 Nov 2018 03:09

this_is_an_account wrote:
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How does one type combining diacritics on this site? I'm on mobile using an IPA keyboard, and if I type a diacritic, it doesn't do anything.
I don't think there is a way to directly type combining diacritics on this site. I use Aszev's X-SAMPA to IPA converter. I remember you asking about combining tone and nasalization markers, so I'll use that as an example. If you type /e_M~/, you'll get /ē̃/.

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Chthulucene or Cthulhucene?

Post by eldin raigmore » 02 Dec 2018 16:29

Are we living in a Chthulucene Epoch, or a Cthulhucene Epoch?
Anyone else here ever heard of either of these?
The debate has been going on since 2015, apparently. How come I’m just now hearing of these alternatives?
(Other notions — Anthropocene, Capitalocene, et alia— have been around longer, I guess. )

What about the epoch/epic distinction?


This question is semiserious. Well, at least 33% serious.

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Post by Lambuzhao » 02 Dec 2018 20:09

epic [->] :grc: ἐπικός 'worthy of being included/mentioned/remembered in a poem' , Ult. from PIE *wékʷos 'voice'; 'speech'
Cf.
:con: Mṛṣārtha sūktánas 'spoken of well'
:con: Aiwidruxtô hūxtanas 'spoken of well'
:con: Leugatuggǭ gawahansama 'mentionable'
:con: Noäpčea uociqos "Invocable" epithet for household godlets, tutelary dieties, and Poliardic divinities

epoch [->] :grc: ἐποχή 'a pause, cessation' , Ult. from PIE *h₁epi 'on, in' + *seǵʰ- 'hold', 'overpower'
Cf.
:con: Mṛṣārtha apisáhas 'the power to halt; self-disicipline'
:con: Aiwidruxtô aipihaza 'self-discipline; austerity'
:con: Leugatuggǭ bisigis ' a waylaying, an ambush, a surprise victory'
:con: Noäpčea obischa (dial. upischù) 'constrainment, hemming in'

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Post by Lambuzhao » 02 Dec 2018 20:25

Chthulucene

Hmmm… since we may well be in the interstitial, intercalary strange-age between Cthulhu awakenings, we may as well be in the
Interchthulucene (?!)

…and let's just let those sleeping intergalactic bullmastifffs lie…

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

Post by Lambuzhao » 02 Dec 2018 20:33

eldin raigmore wrote:
19 Nov 2018 05:04
1. Thanks, Lambuzhao.

2. Rafting?
2A. From where?
2b. To where?
2c. When?

3. I’m almost sure you’re right about the permafrost. Probably the plants, too. But Antarctica still had macroflora sometime after it drifted to the South Pole — right? Would it have kept its ants until the bigger and middle-sized plants all died?
Certainly.
One of my favorite episodes of Walking With Dinosaurs is about the island continent of Antarctica, which maintained polar forests well into the late Mesozoic Era.
Based on more recent paleoecological & palynological studies, looks like Antarctica had Podocarp~Nothfagus forests into the Eocene. That, plus overall globally warmer temps during the Eocene would have more than assured any native ant species to have survived into the early Cenozoic Era.

Also looks like Antarctica had pockets of tundra
Edit: microhabitat/microbiome
from roughly 17~2 Mya (!!?!)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 801730219X


Wow!
[O.O]
That's geologically super-recent!
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Post by Pabappa » 02 Dec 2018 20:37

I would just say "biome" or "habitat" for that.
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Post by Lambuzhao » 02 Dec 2018 20:41

Lambuzhao wrote:
02 Dec 2018 20:33
eldin raigmore wrote:
19 Nov 2018 05:04
1. Thanks, Lambuzhao.

2. Rafting?
2A. From where?
2b. To where?
2c. When?

3. I’m almost sure you’re right about the permafrost. Probably the plants, too. But Antarctica still had macroflora sometime after it drifted to the South Pole — right? Would it have kept its ants until the bigger and middle-sized plants all died?
Certainly.
One of my favorite episodes of Walking With Dinosaurs is about the island continent of Antarctica, which maintained polar forests well into the late Mesozoic Era.
Based on more recent paleoecological & palynological studies, looks like Antarctica had Podocarp~Nothfagus forests into the Eocene. That, plus overall globally warmer temps during the Eocene would have more than assured any native ant species to have survived into the early Cenozoic Era.

Also looks like Antarctica had pockets of tundra ecotopes (is that the right term?) from roughly 17~2 Mya (!!?!)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 801730219X


Wow!
[O.O]
That's geologically super-recent!
Whoops! Sorry. Here→

2. Rafting? = Traveling on piles of floating wrack/debris. Ants could also raft within semi-rotten branches or tree-sections that had broken in a monsoon or hurricane. {Now, just thinking about it, queen/drone ant pairs or groups might've been blown off course as well}

2A. From where? → Gonwondan neighbors: Tierra del Fuego, Tasmania, South Africa, and/or any isles or aights that are even closer, and support populations of ant species.

2b. To where? → Antarctica ¿right?
2c. When? → Uff! Looks like anywhen from the Cretaceous into the Eocene (120 ~ 50 Mya).

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Post by Lambuzhao » 02 Dec 2018 20:42

Pabappa wrote:
02 Dec 2018 20:37
I would just say "biome" or "habitat" for that.
Uy! of course.
Thanks!!
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Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Post by eldin raigmore » 02 Dec 2018 23:26

Thanks, all!

BTW.
Chthulucene is (apparently and reportedly) meant to be related to “chthonic”, “autochthonous”, “Melanchthon”, etc.
Cthulhucene is related to the Lovecraftian Great Old Ones and/or Elder Gods.

BTW again; chthonoclysm is not in the dictionary as far as I know, but if it were, would it mean an unusually destructive landslide?
What exactly are the differences between clysms and clasms?

Kurt Vonnegut wrote of chronosynclastic infundibula; could one write of, say, chronosanclystic infundibulae?

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Post by Lambuzhao » 04 Dec 2018 00:50

-clysm is related to the more or less obsolete clyster, which are derivations from the :grc: κλυζειν [kly.sde:n] "to wash"

-clasm comes from the :grc: verb κλᾰ́ειν [kla.e:n] "to break", which has almost ¼ gazillion IE cognates, and 6⅞ crore of derivations which have come down into English, including clade, cladistics, clone, colon, colaphon, coup d'état, cleric, clerk, clergy, cleronomy, clastic, pyroclase… … …

… there's a chance I'm wrong on the exact numerical figures.

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Post by eldin raigmore » 04 Dec 2018 03:06

So a chthonoclasm would be an earth-shattering event; while a chthonoclysm would be something like the sinking of Atlantis or Zealandia, or a Noachian-level flood.

Right?

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Post by eldin raigmore » 08 Dec 2018 02:50

Do they like Yu Aida’s “GunslingerGirl” in Italy?
Edit: Why don’t the characters’ mouth movements match up to their Japanese dialogue?
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Post by Lambuzhao » 08 Dec 2018 13:44

eldin raigmore wrote:
04 Dec 2018 03:06
So a chthonoclasm would be an earth-shattering event;
Possibly like another word for an earthquake or seismic episode, or also tectonic plate separation, or else an asteroid impact.


while a chthonoclysm would be something like the sinking of Atlantis or Zealandia, or a Noachian-level flood.
Right?
Hmm… a 'cleansing of the earth' by water... makes sense.

Also could perhaps be a cleansing by (liquified) earth, i.e. a deleterious deluge of magma from a volcano, or from some kind of chthonoclastic event.

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

Post by eldin raigmore » 08 Dec 2018 14:54

Lambuzhao wrote:
08 Dec 2018 13:44
eldin raigmore wrote:
04 Dec 2018 03:06
... chthonoclasm ...
... tectonic plate separation, ...
I was just about to edit in that suggestion, when I saw that you had posted it!

Your other ideas seem spot on, as well.

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Post by Lambuzhao » 23 Dec 2018 14:29

Thanks!
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(Uff! Sorry i'm so late to answer- Been very busy wrapping up the school midyear with the assorted Urswicks and Escuincles. )

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