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by elemtilas
27 Sep 2021 03:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How to choose an architectural style?
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: How to choose an architectural style?

Enjoy your life and all the best! Have a suuuuperior day! Boka B Please stop that. If you really want to attach this to every post, you can add it as a 'signature' in your profile... So, is there now a rule against manual signatures? If there's no House Rule specifically forbidding this practice, a...
by elemtilas
23 Sep 2021 19:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How to choose an architectural style?
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: How to choose an architectural style?

eldin raigmore wrote: 23 Sep 2021 16:48 I lurk.
Soon I may contribute.
I hope so! You might be able to speak to mercentaur architecture, and millions of other architectures across your invented oecumene.
by elemtilas
23 Sep 2021 03:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How to choose an architectural style?
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: How to choose an architectural style?

Habitus of Body, Mind & Spirit Are any of your peoples tall and thin? Are they short or squat? Do they have wings? Are they semiaquatic or aerial? Are they half humanoid half zebroid half paravian? A race's basic shape and form will impact architecture as well. Winged people will not get along ...
by elemtilas
04 Sep 2021 23:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 552
Views: 72365

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

Worked, wreaked, wrought. What are the similarities and differences? Which are correct and which incorrect? I think wrought is becoming a new / alternative past tense / participle of wreak. Usually we find wreak / wrought in conjunction with havoc. Both wrought and wreaked can be found with havoc; ...
by elemtilas
04 Sep 2021 05:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Compound Nouns, Briefly
Replies: 35
Views: 7219

Re: Alál: Some More Stuff

Googling octagopeds turned up nothing -- they must be a Yeolan class of creatures! Are they molluscs? Indeed! The shallow seas beyond the Eastlands in particular are chock full of such creatures! It would be a marine biologist's dream! Or nightmare, depending. It's not Diznee's little mermaid down ...
by elemtilas
01 Sep 2021 18:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Compound Nouns, Briefly
Replies: 35
Views: 7219

Re: Alál: Some More Stuff

'Twould be fun to think about polyhedrons as well. Truly, a conlang is not complete until one has a word for all manner of DnD dice. https://skullsinthestars.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/alldice21.jpg?w=584&h=438 ...why does this image include a d120 but not a d100. Although I have polygons from...
by elemtilas
31 Aug 2021 23:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Compound Nouns, Briefly
Replies: 35
Views: 7219

Re: Alál: Some More Stuff

Canadian dollars? I did not know that. And you're welcome for the link! In the most recent word list my friend made from his corpus, "pentagon" ranks as word #4,462 (no doubt because of the military building in the U.S.), "octagon" is #20,418 (maybe articles about wrestling?), a...
by elemtilas
31 Aug 2021 02:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 157
Views: 25541

Re: Yay or Nay?

tYay. Compounds that have a more specific meaning than their components occur in many languages. Think of English blackbird - not every black bird is a blackbird. I know this is off of the subject we were discussing, but The "windows" that is "Microsoft" should be translated int...
by elemtilas
31 Aug 2021 02:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Compound Nouns, Briefly
Replies: 35
Views: 7219

Re: Alál: Some More Stuff

As you'll see, I have pentagon, hexagon, octagon . . . but leave out heptagon, enneagon, decagon, hendecagon, and dodecagon as too uncommon for a core word list. I mean, when was the last time you talked about hendecagons? Well, Canadian dollars are hendecagonal, so I am certain it's a robust lexem...
by elemtilas
23 Aug 2021 05:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Solliloquy of the Tart Toter
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Re: The Solliloquy of the Tart Toter

And also apparently misspell Geroge Carlin, at no extra cost! [xP] Worth the price of admission to see two posts from you! Interesting to note that, in a curiously distant part of some world or other, there is an entirely inoffensive and everyday household article, a brass oil lamp in fact, known a...
by elemtilas
21 Aug 2021 00:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Demigoddesses
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Demigoddesses

Does anyone know of any demigoddesses (female demigods) in mythology? Does anyone know of any demigod with a mortal father and a divine mother? The Font of All Knowledge has a nice list, too! Right off hand, I can see Achilles, Turnus, Kabundungulu, the sons of Laun Sina, Bhishma, Apo Anno, Gwydion...
by elemtilas
16 Aug 2021 14:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 13
Views: 2611

Re: The World of Einea

Oo excellent! An update!

For now, all I can say is that we'll need a bigger fly swatter!
by elemtilas
12 Aug 2021 04:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?
Replies: 31
Views: 1628

Re: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?

eldin raigmore wrote: 12 Aug 2021 00:36 Was the OP question ever answered?
Hehe!

I don't think so! Thread got hijacked by an emerald wasp.

At least I learnt that honeybees came over on the Mayflower!
by elemtilas
12 Aug 2021 03:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?
Replies: 31
Views: 1628

Re: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?

Salmoneus wrote: 11 Aug 2021 19:54
stuff
I give up!

It's all honeywasps and bumblehornets from here on out, because, obviously, I have no way of distinguishing a bee from a wasp that you'll ever accept.

:roll:
by elemtilas
11 Aug 2021 15:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?
Replies: 31
Views: 1628

Re: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?

I'm not sure non-scientists have any way to distinguish bees from wasps. This I don't understand. Why can't non-scientists distinguish bees from wasps? Or do you mean something else? It's really not that hard. ...I already explained this. If you had, I wouldn't have asked for clarification. I think...
by elemtilas
10 Aug 2021 15:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?
Replies: 31
Views: 1628

Re: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?

I'm not sure non-scientists have any way to distinguish bees from wasps. Indeed, bees in a sense ARE wasps - a wasp is any wasp that isn't a bee or an ant or a sawfly. Apparently you can identify wasps by their branched hairs, the bifurcation of the seventh dorsal abdominal plate in females, and by...
by elemtilas
10 Aug 2021 01:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding
Replies: 29
Views: 4028

Re: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding

eldin raigmore wrote: 09 Aug 2021 17:45
elemtilas wrote: 08 Aug 2021 05:38 Curious, though I couldn't find that term. I could only find Doktormutter.
?? Maybe I should have said “used to be” instead of “is”?
Search me!

I'll leave that to the Germanists!
by elemtilas
10 Aug 2021 01:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 266
Views: 61723

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

Yeah, I wasn't expecting an answer from the OP. It's more a request for elaboration for anyone who read it and went "yeah sounds reasonable". 2011 was before my time here (I think!), but this thread keeps bobbing up to the surface like a chunk of ambergris and has been quite interesting i...
by elemtilas
08 Aug 2021 05:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding
Replies: 29
Views: 4028

Re: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding

Well, I agree with you on that. Taking the word for "father" and creating the word for "mother", not with an M, but by adding a feminizing suffix, seems . . . . non-human. I could almost say "unnaturalistic". (Though as soon as I said it, I expect someone to shock me w...
by elemtilas
08 Aug 2021 04:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 769
Views: 102295

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

Do most of you prefer using <k> as opposed to <c> to represent the /k/ sound in your languages? I've been thinking of using <c> in Arculese, in part because /k/ is pronounced more like /c/ before front vowels, but unfortunately whenever I do this Arculese starts to have, for me, a "Romance&quo...