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by elemtilas
12 Feb 2024 05:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 78
Views: 43571

Re: English Dialects

In which English dialects, and/or at what times and/or places, were the terms Northron, Southron, Eastron, Westron, used instead of the terms Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western? …. I can remember my mother’s mother, and others of her generation in East Texas, using Southron (and IIANM Northron). ...
by elemtilas
12 Feb 2024 03:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What does “natlang” mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: What does “natlang” mean?

It is a z/OS option that specifies the "national language" of the given runtime environment. Maybe that's what you were thinking of?
by elemtilas
28 Jan 2024 05:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A small thought regarding werewolves: Sherlock Holmes as The Terminator
Replies: 15
Views: 1176

Re: A small thought regarding werewolves: Sherlock Holmes as The Terminator

On the interesting matter of dogs sniffing out cancer and the potential for werecanids to do the same, I'll just set this on the table and slip back into the shadows.
by elemtilas
15 Nov 2023 22:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 54
Views: 33577

Re: Naming Practices

Woe to the tenth child, for he shall be Nameless.
by elemtilas
15 Nov 2023 22:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: AI art abomination
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: AI art abomination

Vulpes seussicus
by elemtilas
15 Nov 2023 22:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How does one go back to college as a 30-something in the US?
Replies: 5
Views: 20580

Re: How does one go back to college as a 30-something in the US?

Film making --- cool! Is this a hobby of yours? I'd definitely recommend poking around Ebay and Goodwill for some interesting equipment, if you don't already have it! As for your question, yeah, just go on Common App and apply! It's a US / Canadian thing, so no worries about applying to some school ...
by elemtilas
11 Nov 2023 13:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 54
Views: 33577

Re: Naming Practices

(There are also "nicknames", a bit more formal than *our* "nicknames", but a bit more free-form then *their* "formal names".) Do people acquire new names from going through adulthood/marriage rituals? Yes, and/or other events; some by their own choice. These are all gr...
by elemtilas
11 Nov 2023 13:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How does one go back to college as a 30-something in the US?
Replies: 5
Views: 20580

Re: How does one go back to college as a 30-something in the US?

I can’t deal with banking/finance/AML anymore. What do I do to go back? What do you want to do when you grow up? [xD] Do you already have a degree? What level are you looking to start out as? Some things to think about ... are you looking for a new career path kind of thing (like engineering or bio...
by elemtilas
14 Oct 2023 05:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 712
Views: 190745

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

We're discouraged from discussing pay (I think it's actually written into our contracts, but we regularly question the legality of that amongst ourselves), Just popping in to say a) it's NOT legal in the UK (or in the US). I'm not a lawyer, but the relevant law seems to be the Equality Act (2010) w...
by elemtilas
08 Aug 2023 02:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A New IE Origin Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 9998

A New IE Origin Theory

I came across an article on some new work on the geographical origins of Indo-European speakers and thought it might be of interest to the community. Also, I am hoping that Joerg might offer some comment on this.

Origin of Indo-European Languages Traced Back to 8000 Years Ago

WeepingElf wrote:
by elemtilas
07 Aug 2023 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 702
Views: 203687

Re: What did you accomplish today?

It can be played with lines, matchsticks, pebbles, marbles, checkers, chesspieces, bits of stuff, paperclips (but not rubberbands nor thumbtacks), spare change, Monopoly pieces, Skittles, M & Ms, Goldberg Chocolate Chews, plastic dinosaurs, nuts, raisins, birthday candles, gummis, old medicatio...
by elemtilas
07 Aug 2023 01:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 712
Views: 190745

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Such an underrated word!
by elemtilas
07 Aug 2023 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 702
Views: 203687

Re: What did you accomplish today?

That sounds very interesting! …. What’s “hippogonal” ? When I read that post, I looked it up on Wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hippogonal Learned a new word today! The hippo- part comes from the fact that knights are shaped like horses. Alright. Imma gonna work on a board game that invo...
by elemtilas
07 Aug 2023 01:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The House of Friendship
Replies: 10
Views: 11130

Re: The House of Friendship

Hi Lurker! All together I'd say this is really wonderful and delightfully written! The only thing I have any problem with is that no priest would say "I mean, we build our altars on top of the bones of saints. It’s really not all that different, I guess." I think a priest might say that we...
by elemtilas
29 Jul 2023 05:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: Harry Potter Opening words
Replies: 8
Views: 4678

Re: Harry Potter Opening words

:sco: Scots
Mr and Mrs Dursley, o nummer fower, Privet Loan, were prood tae say that they were gey normal, thank ye awfie muckle. They were the lest fowk ye wid jalouse wid be taigled up wi onythin unco or ferlie, because they jist widnae hae onythin tae dae wi joukery packery like yon.
by elemtilas
29 Jul 2023 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 702
Views: 203687

Re: What did you accomplish today?

That sounds very interesting! …. What’s “hippogonal” ? When I read that post, I looked it up on Wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hippogonal Learned a new word today! The hippo- part comes from the fact that knights are shaped like horses. Alright. Imma gonna work on a board game that invo...
by elemtilas
29 Jul 2023 04:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Recent deaths.
Replies: 8
Views: 10888

Re: Recent deaths.

Sinéad O'Connor on the 26th of July.
by elemtilas
29 Jul 2023 04:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 712
Views: 190745

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I wasn't here in March, so happy Year of the Orichalc Cypher everyone!
by elemtilas
29 Jul 2023 04:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Megathread
Replies: 53
Views: 20154

Re: Lehola Galaxy Megathread

Congratulations friend on growing the Lehola Galaxy! [<3]

Now you're going to have to come up with all the words that pertain to Udj's world(s)!
by elemtilas
29 Jul 2023 04:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 418
Views: 777807

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

Edutaining Criminal Justice! There was once, in the land of Angera a particularly eager archon by the name of Crowell whose sole delight, it seems, was devising what some might consider cruel and unusual means of punishing the wicked. But never let it be said that Crowell was a mean sort! For he wa...