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by elemtilas
12 Apr 2021 04:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 78
Views: 13203

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Frozen out in the Deep North - Don't be disgusting! cried Professor Takematu and stood up from the table. As she was the senior person present in the meeting, everyone else scrambled to stand up as well. - If that's galactic civilisation, we're well rid of it! So saying, the director of the Arctic ...
by elemtilas
12 Apr 2021 04:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32962

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I contacted an independent publisher to print a sample copy. I'm not sure if the LCS provides such service, but we know that several conlangers made their own grammar books via other avenues. Which one? I've been using Lulu for years, not because their system was easy to use, but because they had t...
by elemtilas
10 Apr 2021 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32962

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Something arrived in the mail today. Holding it with the hand is awesome rather than just viewing it through a screen. #AchievementUnlocked Isn't it though! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I'm pleased as punch to see the actual boo...
by elemtilas
09 Apr 2021 23:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 405
Views: 412408

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

The Magisters “What are we going to do?” asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer. “We’ve all heard the report, even if her high majesty has not!” The First Magister shot the Chancellor a withering glare, but he rambled on anyway. “This, this strange fascination she has with that female wizard... Sure...
by elemtilas
08 Apr 2021 03:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 405
Views: 412408

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

A Voice from the Past In that moment, several things happened all at once. The Tana warrior at last found his opportunity and he took it. As Yorval was preparing to cast a deadly hex, he stepped aside, slipping momentarily into the Other Place, and Yorval swung his wand wide, wondering at his oppon...
by elemtilas
08 Apr 2021 02:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32962

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I kept my appointment with my cardiologist. He says in the 18 years since the operation on the artery in back of my heart I have had no heart issues and I still don’t. He also says to pay attention to all my other specialists. I feel like that’s an accomplishment! Indeed! Whether yours was open hea...
by elemtilas
05 Apr 2021 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 107
Views: 14637

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

I'm not even going to ask if there's a word for it... What's the Kankonian word for "invented language easter egg"? The Kankonian for "Easter egg", in the sense of something hidden to be found, is gedzh . This is a shortening of megedzhi . According to Poparanian (an ancient civilization of Kankoni...
by elemtilas
05 Apr 2021 23:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 405
Views: 412408

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

Battle of Crossed Hearts Shouts and yelling broke out among the older tutors and the teachers who were present. Somehow, the school was under attack! And all was chaos among the Werres as the winged warriors began their assault right away, focusing on the more powerful Werreish wizards. Though it s...
by elemtilas
05 Apr 2021 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 107
Views: 14637

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Khemehekis wrote: 04 Apr 2021 12:09 Speaking of Easter eggs . . .

Guzhiet Paskh!
enjoy-IMPRTV Easter
Happy Easter!
I'm not even going to ask if there's a word for it...

What's the Kankonian word for "invented language easter egg"?
by elemtilas
05 Apr 2021 03:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Combat scenes and Misunderstood
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Combat scenes and Misunderstood

eldin raigmore wrote: 03 Apr 2021 00:18 Crimes of Grindlewald
That's a long list! I'm going to have to review CoG again --- I either have no memory of discoflamenco battle music at all or was so seriously scarred by the event that I've completely stricken it from my mind!
by elemtilas
05 Apr 2021 03:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What would the English equivalent be?
Replies: 73
Views: 13574

Re: What would the English equivalent be?

Oh, everyone, I need an English equivalent for prepsith . Prepsith is a Kankonian verb meaning "to eat or drink [something] in the store, without or before paying for it". Kind of depends on the specific circumstances. Colloquially, in the US, the terms for eating a grape or bit of cauliflower from...
by elemtilas
02 Apr 2021 19:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 78
Views: 13203

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Cool stories, both! I like the folk interpretation in the second story, while the first definitely gives me some Richard Diamond vibes!
by elemtilas
02 Apr 2021 19:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Combat scenes and Misunderstood
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Combat scenes and Misunderstood

Why is it that in so many films’ combat scenes, the incidental music is Santa Esmeralda’s flamenco version of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”? WoW [O.O] Dare I ask what kinds of movies you've been watching? :mrred: That was an unexpected crossover that just can't be ùnseen. (No matter how hard one ...
by elemtilas
01 Apr 2021 15:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 405
Views: 412408

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

Interesting Times -- The Battle of Crossed Wands Loud sounds slowly penetrated his battered mind. He awoke, but remained still, listening. He wondered! The students were in the brightly lit chamber, practicing their dwimmer craft. Yet no one had kicked him awake to begin target practice. He could h...
by elemtilas
31 Mar 2021 13:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50153

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

DesEsseintes wrote: 31 Mar 2021 03:49 Looking at that list makes me wonder what happened to Lambuzhao and Lao Kou.
Now that you've called upon them, they'll likely make an appearance!
by elemtilas
31 Mar 2021 01:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50153

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I have some serious catching up to do [O.O] Yeah, you're currently eighty-fifth. But then again, you joined pret-ty recently compared to most of the people in the top 50! I didn't even know we kept track! Must be some super secret office down in the subbasements that takes care of that kind of thin...
by elemtilas
30 Mar 2021 03:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 405
Views: 412408

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

Interesting Times -- The Sacrifice The chamber was dark at last and the air was cool and still. Starlight, dim red and bright white, shimmered through the tall windows. A dull, faint clank rang out like a gong in the darkness. The Tana boy lying on the floor shifted slightly and the heavy bronze le...
by elemtilas
29 Mar 2021 18:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32962

Re: What did you accomplish today?

WeepingElf wrote: 29 Mar 2021 18:48 As I understand it, -m forms are for ordinals and -iski for fractions. Khemehekis said thus clearly!
Ha! Skipped right over that bit! Thanks for pointing it out WeepingElf!
by elemtilas
29 Mar 2021 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32962

Re: What did you accomplish today?

A good day to look for missing Q-words in Kankonian. deviskam : quadrillionth ( deviska , quadrillion + -am , suffix for ordinal numbers) deviskaiksi : quadrillionth ( deviska + -iksi , suffix for fractions) By the same pattern: armiskam : quintillionth armiskaiksi : quintillionth gegiskam : sextil...