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by Torco
07 Oct 2021 21:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 91
Views: 8764

Re: Making a Music Culture?

I also ignore the exact meaning of P5 equivalence but I'm gonna go head and assume that it means something like octave equivalence but for fifths, that is to say that the fifth would play the same role in this music system as the octave plays in ours. In principle this is not as problematic as one m...
by Torco
06 Oct 2021 22:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

Oh, that's cool. I just had heard it from like X-men cartoons. I don't think any conlang -or natlang- is more suitable to be a one world language than any other. it's power that defined these things. I don't think English is special or different in any way other than being the language of the guys w...
by Torco
06 Oct 2021 19:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

agreed with sangi. also, english isn't the language of accountants. it is already the language of everything: science, programming, fandoms, pornography, conworlding (have you seen a 'conlangs en español' group? they suck), etcetera. the world already has a language, bub. and it came about the only ...
by Torco
27 Sep 2021 20:54
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread
Replies: 664
Views: 207707

Re: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread

puta... chile post-bachelet, a ver... después de bachelet salió electo piñera, un ladrón de bancos multimillonario, después bachelet y después piñera de nuevo. durante el segundo gobierno de piñera tuvimos como un ciclo de protestas bien buenardo. tan buenardo estuvo que se quemaron media docena de ...
by Torco
23 Jul 2021 08:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: The Kabu, more sentient elephants

that's an extremely metal way of saying leather
by Torco
22 Jul 2021 23:39
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Magical Economics
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: Magical Economics

I think my problem with magic is not magic but the concept of magic. I was reading this thread and at one point Salmoneus lists obviously magical things and someone asks 'why do you consider those things magic' and, obviously, after the first "of course they're magic silly" moment I had to...
by Torco
22 Jul 2021 06:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: The Kabu, more sentient elephants

I never noticed some people wrote it aioli! my grandma always said alioli <she taught me the recipe> and I guess my brain always corrected the word to the form I know. but yeah, garlic and olive oil just stirred up until it becomes an emulsion similar to mayo. I don't think a Slon would be very happ...
by Torco
22 Jul 2021 06:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: The Kabu, more sentient elephants

I never noticed some people wrote it aioli! my grandma always said alioli <she taught me the recipe> and I guess my brain always corrected the word to the form I know. but yeah, garlic and olive oil just stirred up until it becomes an emulsion similar to mayo. I don't think a Slon would be very happ...
by Torco
22 Jul 2021 06:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: The Kabu, more sentient elephants

I never noticed some people wrote it aioli! my grandma always said alioli <she taught me the recipe> and I guess my brain always corrected the word to the form I know. but yeah, garlic and olive oil just stirred up until it becomes an emulsion similar to mayo. I don't think a Slon would be very happ...
by Torco
19 Jul 2021 19:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Silicon-based life
Replies: 25
Views: 3345

Re: Silicon-based life

@Torco, thanks for your answer, it got me thinking. If I research silicon compounds, I can come up with things sort of analogous to wood, bug shells, and the like, I think. oh, excelsior! please do post them here, i remember once upon a time wanting to do so, but decided against it on account of I ...
by Torco
19 Jul 2021 19:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: The Kabu, more sentient elephants

Thanks! It just so happens I had worked some of the gastronomy of the Kabu. I'm somewhat less certain of this, but what I did to figure out what they eat is first think about dietary preferences in general: for humans, there's a few spectra that I think are relevant: more vs. less calorie dense (hon...
by Torco
18 Jul 2021 21:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Silicon-based life
Replies: 25
Views: 3345

Re: Silicon-based life

It's pretty hard to prove a negative, but yeah, silicon life seems less likely than it seemed a while back. even if it was likely, the short answer to your question is that no one actually knows or has a lot of an idea, sadly. Think about it, how is water-carbon based life? the most we can say is &q...
by Torco
17 Jul 2021 22:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

The Kabu, more sentient elephants

A few threads on this board, in particular the one about the Tembo, have made me want to revisit my own sentient elephants. A quick contextualization: this world is a smaller rocky planet called Suenu, inhabited by humans, slon and a bunch of other animals. I don't know if there are more sentients i...
by Torco
16 Jul 2021 06:47
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A note on urban population thresholds
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: A note on urban population thresholds

Apparently this is approximately equal to all unmarried men under 30. lmao makes sense tbh I have a feeling that the famed roman superiority in engineering (roads and so on) came after its consolidation as a large power. the first aqueduct is in -300, after the defeat of the samnites, and baths and...
by Torco
15 Jul 2021 05:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 857
Views: 291148

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

no idea how phpbbcode works, but if that works, something this should also work. <dl style="display:inline-block;margin:0 0.3em"><dt><span style="font-weight:bold">{TEXT1}</span></dt><dd style="margin:0">{TEXT2}</dd><dd style="margin:0"><i>{TEXT3}</i></dd></dl...
by Torco
15 Jul 2021 04:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reflected Communist Bachelors with Spin 1/2 are All Wet
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Re: Reflected Communist Bachelors with Spin 1/2 are All Wet

sure, i'll go for a few

los solteros reflejados y comunistas que tienen espín un medio están todos mojados

avec le Spin 1/2, tous les celibataires communistes reflechis sont mouilles
by Torco
09 Jul 2021 09:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants
Replies: 35
Views: 2664

Re: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants

responsible pilots file their tusks
by Torco
09 Jul 2021 05:23
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A note on urban population thresholds
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: A note on urban population thresholds

It was informative and thought-provoking. I especially like the typology of cities, and I'll use it. I've lately been marinating an idea regarding this very thing. I don't swear by it, but this is it: What if it's not about agricultural productivity, but political effectiveness that drives this? The...
by Torco
06 Jul 2021 06:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants
Replies: 35
Views: 2664

Re: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants

Yeah, I remember doing some similar math back in the day, and cities don't work out. even towns start being things you go to, as opposed to places you live and then commute to your farm. the densities have the disadvantages you mention and they're perhaps even worse for elephants, since it takes the...
by Torco
03 Jul 2021 07:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants
Replies: 35
Views: 2664

Re: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants

Torco: to be fair, although humans come from Africa, we didn't develop agiculture until we'd left it. sure, but if all you get is africa, you can make it work there. for all we know the egyptians came up with wheat. I agree, africa's not the most agriculturalizable terrain, but it's not too bad. Th...