The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lao Kou » 26 Aug 2018 02:54

RIP, Senator McCain, and thank you for your service.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » 26 Aug 2018 03:22

Lao Kou wrote:
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RIP, Senator McCain, and thank you for your service.
[+1]

Also for Aretha Franklin who passed over the last week or so.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Ælfwine » 26 Aug 2018 03:57

I've been collaborating with Dewrad, the creator of Dravian: probably the best naturalistic romance language ever made (well, to me at least) and very similar to my own project, which takes place in the same region.

While the last time we chatted he told me he hadn't much time to get back to me due to new government work, he managed to respond to my last email on May 28th. Since then I've tried emailing him 5 or 6 different times, all with no response. This is disappointing as he was the only person I knew who had a fairly good authority on the romance languages of the northwest Balkan region.

I hope nothing bad happened to him...
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by sangi39 » 26 Aug 2018 03:58

qwed117 wrote:
26 Aug 2018 01:55
I'm stunned, and generally said, I'm fearful.
Of what?
You can tell the same lie a thousand times,
But it never gets any more true,
So close your eyes once more and once more believe
That they all still believe in you.
Just one time.

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » 26 Aug 2018 05:10

Ælfwine wrote:
26 Aug 2018 03:57
I've been collaborating with Dewrad, the creator of Dravian: probably the best naturalistic romance language ever made (well, to me at least) and very similar to my own project, which takes place in the same region.

While the last time we chatted he told me he hadn't much time to get back to me due to new government work, he managed to respond to my last email on May 28th. Since then I've tried emailing him 5 or 6 different times, all with no response. This is disappointing as he was the only person I knew who had a fairly good authority on the romance languages of the northwest Balkan region.

I hope nothing bad happened to him...
Gosh, I haven't heard from Dan in ages and ages.

Maybe a bout of real-life-itis? I hope he's doing well also!
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lao Kou » 26 Aug 2018 08:52

elemtilas wrote:
26 Aug 2018 03:22

Also for Aretha Franklin who passed over the last week or so.
Miss Aretha. Words fail to express.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » 27 Aug 2018 06:32

You know you're a conlanger when you can't search your posts for "orthography" because it's too common a word. [:$]

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » 27 Aug 2018 13:41

Lao Kou wrote:
26 Aug 2018 08:52
elemtilas wrote:
26 Aug 2018 03:22

Also for Aretha Franklin who passed over the last week or so.
Miss Aretha. Words fail to express.
And I wasn't dreaming this...Neal Simon as well, yesterday.

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Salmoneus » 27 Aug 2018 15:51

Ælfwine wrote:
26 Aug 2018 03:57
I've been collaborating with Dewrad, the creator of Dravian: probably the best naturalistic romance language ever made (well, to me at least) and very similar to my own project, which takes place in the same region.

While the last time we chatted he told me he hadn't much time to get back to me due to new government work, he managed to respond to my last email on May 28th. Since then I've tried emailing him 5 or 6 different times, all with no response. This is disappointing as he was the only person I knew who had a fairly good authority on the romance languages of the northwest Balkan region.

I hope nothing bad happened to him...
He's probably just busy. Or bored of the subject. If you want to push your luck, have you tried asking about him on isharia?

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Ælfwine » 27 Aug 2018 17:15

Salmoneus wrote:
27 Aug 2018 15:51
Ælfwine wrote:
26 Aug 2018 03:57
I've been collaborating with Dewrad, the creator of Dravian: probably the best naturalistic romance language ever made (well, to me at least) and very similar to my own project, which takes place in the same region.

While the last time we chatted he told me he hadn't much time to get back to me due to new government work, he managed to respond to my last email on May 28th. Since then I've tried emailing him 5 or 6 different times, all with no response. This is disappointing as he was the only person I knew who had a fairly good authority on the romance languages of the northwest Balkan region.

I hope nothing bad happened to him...
He's probably just busy. Or bored of the subject. If you want to push your luck, have you tried asking about him on isharia?
...isharia?

Anyway I'll send another email in a month or so. He said he got an influx of 900+ emails within a short period of time so I reckon it's being buried under them.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » 27 Aug 2018 23:41

Ælfwine wrote:
27 Aug 2018 17:15
Salmoneus wrote:
27 Aug 2018 15:51
Ælfwine wrote:
26 Aug 2018 03:57
I've been collaborating with Dewrad, the creator of Dravian: probably the best naturalistic romance language ever made (well, to me at least) and very similar to my own project, which takes place in the same region.

While the last time we chatted he told me he hadn't much time to get back to me due to new government work, he managed to respond to my last email on May 28th. Since then I've tried emailing him 5 or 6 different times, all with no response. This is disappointing as he was the only person I knew who had a fairly good authority on the romance languages of the northwest Balkan region.

I hope nothing bad happened to him...
He's probably just busy. Or bored of the subject. If you want to push your luck, have you tried asking about him on isharia?
...isharia?
Possibly pointing to a ZBB-related chat channel in which Dewrad had some mildly interesting history,

Other iterations of isharia lead to the country of wild geese.
Anyway I'll send another email in a month or so. He said he got an influx of 900+ emails within a short period of time so I reckon it's being buried under them.
Quite possibly!
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by qwed117 » 30 Aug 2018 04:45

sangi39 wrote:
26 Aug 2018 03:58
qwed117 wrote:
26 Aug 2018 01:55
I'm stunned, and generally said, I'm fearful.
Of what?
fearful that now that McCain has died, that the GOP will pull some hijinks that endanger us.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Khemehekis » 30 Aug 2018 04:54

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... -languages
An extreme language learner has a more-than-random chance of being a gay, left-handed male on the autism spectrum, with an autoimmune disorder, such as asthma or allergies.
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Post by elemtilas » 30 Aug 2018 05:03

Khemehekis wrote:
30 Aug 2018 04:54
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... -languages
An extreme language learner has a more-than-random chance of being a gay, left-handed male on the autism spectrum, with an autoimmune disorder, such as asthma or allergies.
Ha!

Life imitates art: it's by now a very old joke that a glossopoet is gay, bearded, left-handed and Lithuanian.
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Post by Khemehekis » 30 Aug 2018 06:18

Where ARE all those Lithuanian conlangers hiding out?

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » 30 Aug 2018 08:45

Khemehekis wrote:
30 Aug 2018 06:18
Where ARE all those Lithuanian conlangers hiding out?

--Khemehekis, who is bisexual and has a beard
Do you have a cat?

I remember something about a cat, as well...
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by ixals » 30 Aug 2018 10:29

Khemehekis wrote:
30 Aug 2018 04:54
An extreme language learner has a more-than-random chance of being a gay, left-handed male on the autism spectrum, with an autoimmune disorder, such as asthma or allergies.
I feel very attacked [D:]
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Post by alynnidalar » 30 Aug 2018 20:31

I'm dying of laughter. It's not just a stereotype! It's real!!!

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Khemehekis » 30 Aug 2018 23:25

I don't have a cat. I grew up in a household in which my mother was allergic to both dog fur and cat fur, so we didn't have any pets of the order Carnivora. Instead we kept rodent pets . . . guinea pigs, mice, hamsters.

Now my sister and her brother-in-law have a dog, Poppin. Poppin barked when he first met me . . . very circumspect around strangers.
ixals wrote:
30 Aug 2018 10:29
Khemehekis wrote:
30 Aug 2018 04:54
An extreme language learner has a more-than-random chance of being a gay, left-handed male on the autism spectrum, with an autoimmune disorder, such as asthma or allergies.
I feel very attacked [D:]
What do you mean by this?
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » 31 Aug 2018 01:28

Khemehekis wrote:
30 Aug 2018 23:25
ixals wrote:
30 Aug 2018 10:29
I feel very attacked [D:]
What do you mean by this?
It's a mockingly defensive way of saying a general description fits you specifically, with such accuracy that you feel violated. YMMV; it took me awhile to come up with that definition.

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