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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 15 Feb 2018 03:09
by elemtilas
Frislander wrote:
14 Feb 2018 11:19
And today is Ash Wednesday, and what's more the first time I have had an imposition of ashes on my forehead. Now to see if it'll stay there all day (probably).
It's okay if they wear off, I'm sure! Anyway, it's what's going on inside that counts.

There must be a story as to why this is your first time! Is it something you can share, or something private?

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 15 Feb 2018 17:39
by Frislander
elemtilas wrote:
15 Feb 2018 03:09
Frislander wrote:
14 Feb 2018 11:19
And today is Ash Wednesday, and what's more the first time I have had an imposition of ashes on my forehead. Now to see if it'll stay there all day (probably).
It's okay if they wear off, I'm sure! Anyway, it's what's going on inside that counts.

There must be a story as to why this is your first time! Is it something you can share, or something private?
Yeah, it's definitely gonna wear off a bit, and it was definitely gonna wash off in the shower, but that's fine, it stayed on all day (which apparently isn't necessary but some people recommend it).

As for there being anything "special" about this outside of it being my first time, there wasn't really, just that it was the first time I could make it since all previous years I've been in school that day.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 19 Feb 2018 01:37
by elemtilas
Greetings!

Wishing all neographers here a happy and fruitful St. Mesrop's day!

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 19 Feb 2018 02:56
by Lambuzhao
Surb Mashtots!

We wouldn't have that cray-cray Virmenian Alphabetian without him.

Praised Be!

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 23 Feb 2018 07:49
by Ahzoh
I feel like my language family is really progressing.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 23 Feb 2018 12:29
by Lambuzhao
Ahzoh wrote:
23 Feb 2018 07:49
I feel like my language family is really progressing.
Among other places, Remember to keep test-driving new cogeners, cognate langs, and descendant dialects in the :con: Conversation Thread!
[:D]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 23 Feb 2018 15:11
by shimobaatar
Ahzoh wrote:
23 Feb 2018 07:49
I feel like my language family is really progressing.
That's awesome to hear!

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 25 Feb 2018 23:07
by KaiTheHomoSapien
So I feel like I'm going to burn out. [:|]

Among the classes I'm taking this year, there's AP Literature, AP Calculus BC, AP Latin, AP Government & Politics, Philosophy, and then of course outside of school I'm studying Japanese. We also have an independent study project to present at the end of the year, the "Senior Project", that I originally intended to create an entirely unique conlang for, but now am thinking it's better to just use Lihmelinyan (while I don't actually start the official work on this until April, time is running out!). And I'm both nervous and incredibly excited to actually use my conlanging at school, but Lihmelinyan is so personal to me that I don't know if I want it subject to the scrutiny of educators (that's part of why I was thinking of creating a completely separate new conlang). We shall see...

On top of that I'm going to be hearing from colleges soon. A part of me does hope that once I figure out where I'm going I can relax a bit. I think some of the stress I'm feeling is apprehension about that.

Anyway, just felt like mentioning that. This is a key moment in my life and I want everything to be perfect [>_<]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 26 Feb 2018 16:54
by shimobaatar
I know the feeling. [:(] Best of luck on everything, but please try not to overwork yourself.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 28 Feb 2018 19:25
by kiwikami
Good luck hearing back from colleges, Kai! And with getting through it all - that's quite the courseload.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 28 Feb 2018 20:53
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thanks you guys! [:D] It's true, it's maybe a bit much; I did sort of feel like I had to cram it in this semester to take everything I wanted to take, but I think I can manage as long as I also take some time to relax. Looking forward to being done with high school, that's for sure :mrgreen:

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 28 Feb 2018 22:47
by Reyzadren
Interest check: Is anyone interested in a conlang magazine collab? All articles will be written in a conlang from each participant, then they are combined together into a single pdf in a tabloid-like style of TIME/National Geographic/Vogue.

Surely Esperanto/other auxlangs can't be the only ones with their own magazine [:D]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 28 Feb 2018 23:03
by Ahzoh
Reyzadren wrote:
28 Feb 2018 22:47
Interest check: Is anyone interested in a conlang magazine collab? All articles will be written in a conlang from each participant, then they are combined together into a single pdf in a tabloid-like style of TIME/National Geographic/Vogue.

Surely Esperanto/other auxlangs can't be the only ones with their own magazine [:D]
That would be cool, but my conlang Vrkhazhian is under massive reconstruction.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 28 Feb 2018 23:28
by All4Ɇn
Reyzadren wrote:
28 Feb 2018 22:47
Interest check: Is anyone interested in a conlang magazine collab? All articles will be written in a conlang from each participant, then they are combined together into a single pdf in a tabloid-like style of TIME/National Geographic/Vogue.
That sounds like a really cool idea!

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 01 Mar 2018 00:03
by Parlox
Reyzadren wrote:
28 Feb 2018 22:47
Interest check: Is anyone interested in a conlang magazine collab? All articles will be written in a conlang from each participant, then they are combined together into a single pdf in a tabloid-like style of TIME/National Geographic/Vogue.

Surely Esperanto/other auxlangs can't be the only ones with their own magazine [:D]
That sounds like a lot of fun! I would happily participate with my conlangs. If we do decide to make this paper, what sort of articles would we be writing? I would likely use Bàsupan, Lỏhondla, or Nǫǫ'bıch Sotł.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 01 Mar 2018 00:31
by Dormouse559
Reyzadren wrote:
28 Feb 2018 22:47
Interest check: Is anyone interested in a conlang magazine collab? All articles will be written in a conlang from each participant, then they are combined together into a single pdf in a tabloid-like style of TIME/National Geographic/Vogue.

Surely Esperanto/other auxlangs can't be the only ones with their own magazine [:D]
Sure, why not? What subject(s) do you have in mind? There's quite a bit of daylight between NatGeo and Vogue.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 01 Mar 2018 03:48
by elemtilas
Reyzadren wrote:
28 Feb 2018 22:47
Interest check: Is anyone interested in a conlang magazine collab? All articles will be written in a conlang from each participant, then they are combined together into a single pdf in a tabloid-like style of TIME/National Geographic/Vogue.

Surely Esperanto/other auxlangs can't be the only ones with their own magazine [:D]
Absolutely interested!

If this project gets off the ground, it definitely sounds like something the LCS will want to know about for its zazzle storefront.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 01 Mar 2018 23:01
by Reyzadren
Parlox wrote:
01 Mar 2018 00:03
That sounds like a lot of fun! I would happily participate with my conlangs. If we do decide to make this paper, what sort of articles would we be writing? I would likely use Bàsupan, Lỏhondla, or Nǫǫ'bıch Sotł.
Dormouse559 wrote:
01 Mar 2018 00:31
Sure, why not? What subject(s) do you have in mind? There's quite a bit of daylight between NatGeo and Vogue.
Anything, for now. There is a wide variety of topics found in newspapers and celebrity gossip magazines anyway, ranging from world news/science/culture/lifestyle etc. The thing is:

* It should use a conlang to write about stuff, not about describing the conlang itself.
* It ought to be something readable by the average (con)person with a (altworld/conworld) magazine, so preferably not things like articles from a linguistics journal.

As there seems to be some interest so far, I shall make a thread about this collab after a few days. Cheers, all.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 01 Mar 2018 23:08
by Parlox
Reyzadren wrote:
01 Mar 2018 23:01
Parlox wrote:
01 Mar 2018 00:03
That sounds like a lot of fun! I would happily participate with my conlangs. If we do decide to make this paper, what sort of articles would we be writing? I would likely use Bàsupan, Lỏhondla, or Nǫǫ'bıch Sotł.
Dormouse559 wrote:
01 Mar 2018 00:31
Sure, why not? What subject(s) do you have in mind? There's quite a bit of daylight between NatGeo and Vogue.
Anything, for now. There is a wide variety of topics found in newspapers and celebrity gossip magazines anyway, ranging from world news/science/culture/lifestyle etc. The thing is:

* It should use a conlang to write about stuff, not about describing the conlang itself.
* It ought to be something readable by the average (con)person with a (altworld/conworld) magazine, so preferably not things like articles from a linguistics journal.
I could contribute daily/weekly/whatever quotes from my conworld, and maybe an occasional "news" article.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 02 Mar 2018 03:19
by Parlox
I just realized, my language Bàsupan would be very easy to give a top-bottom vowel harmony in a descendant language. I'm thinking of doing it. Though i'm not sure how realistic it is, given i have never heard of a triconsonantal root language that has vowel harmony of any kind.