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by elemtilas
15 Oct 2021 01:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

I think this thread has veered off topic a fair bit (although, again, I'm still not sure what the original topic was supposed to actually be), so, if possible, would people mind getting back on topic, or it might be worth locking the thread Sometimes a thread just doesn't have a strongly focused or...
by elemtilas
14 Oct 2021 03:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: An eleventh-degree relationship
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: An eleventh-degree relationship

I think the answer here is that I'd call such a person "potential mate". Especially if she's smart & cute. She has no blood / genetic relationship (probably); and I tend to lose track of "family" relationships at about "parent's parent's sibling". If I met my grandm...
by elemtilas
13 Oct 2021 21:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

tikoo wrote: 12 Oct 2021 21:23 What is cheeseburger?
yes, that
by elemtilas
12 Oct 2021 12:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

tikoo wrote: 11 Oct 2021 21:08 Right. How to ask for a cheeseburger? That is the exam.

So, sweetie, what do you want to eat?
I eat this thing relation to love.
This?
Yes.
Hmmg. I think I'll just stick with the cheeseburger, thanks.
by elemtilas
11 Oct 2021 02:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

tikoo wrote: 10 Oct 2021 20:58 Ido Bar & Grill
I'll be sure to enquire about their cheeseburger and exam prep course!
by elemtilas
10 Oct 2021 05:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 789
Views: 107955

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

What are all the notes, exactly? A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G# Those are the twelve tones of western music, of which all western music is comprised in all genres and time periods. If you used this method you could “translate” classical pieces backwards or write a pop melody that encodes a...
by elemtilas
09 Oct 2021 20:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

tikoo wrote: 09 Oct 2021 18:50
elemtilas wrote: 08 Oct 2021 19:35
tikoo wrote: 07 Oct 2021 20:39 A universal language need be easy to learn.
Free of homophones.
With simpl cahnsistent fo'netik repre'senta'shun.
Can tell an absurdly funny joke.
An Idist, a Poliepsist and an Esperantist walk into a bar.
They each take the bar exam.
I really hate having to explain jokes.
by elemtilas
08 Oct 2021 19:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

tikoo wrote: 07 Oct 2021 20:39 A universal language need be easy to learn.
Free of homophones.
With simpl cahnsistent fo'netik repre'senta'shun.
Can tell an absurdly funny joke.
An Idist, a Poliepsist and an Esperantist walk into a bar.
by elemtilas
08 Oct 2021 03:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Playing with 3S Language
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Playing with 3S Language

Tarot. A thousand year old dream from China.
by elemtilas
07 Oct 2021 04:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?
Replies: 23
Views: 4551

Re: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?

orichalcum (an imaginary metal) Actually I've heard a theory that orichalcum may be: A. An otherwise unattested dialectal word for "electrum", that became known as a mythical metal by Plato's time or B. If the story has non-Greek sources, one may have described electrum as "mountain ...
by elemtilas
07 Oct 2021 03:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: A One World Language

There's a religious language from Africa referred to as The Royal Language. I first heard it from a singer and kora player who had learned it in the South Georgia Sea Islands (USA). He sang with the sound of baby babble. I think the story of that area is a slave ship grounded there, and so that's w...
by elemtilas
29 Sep 2021 23:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 91
Views: 8764

Re: Making a Music Culture?

Dooz your conlang suggest rhythm? gkt My 3S has dialects with various vowel/consonant choices. Angelic, for instance, likes to have vowels that sing. Some work better with rhythm than others. Not all musics and not all languages are strongly rhythmic. And yet other musics and other languages are rh...
by elemtilas
28 Sep 2021 22:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How to choose an architectural style?
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: How to choose an architectural style?

Boka B wrote: 27 Sep 2021 12:30 My bro!
Considering the fact that I hardly ever use jargon on Internet you can be sure that you are indeed my bro!
Enjoy your life and all the best!
Have a suuuuperior day!

Boka B
I quit .sigs a while ago; but I do like yours!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by elemtilas
28 Sep 2021 22:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 91
Views: 8764

Re: Making a Music Culture?

An identifiable tonal system does not have to be all that important. A natural music is freely associative. A psychic and sympathetic connection from one life to another is essential. By this a musician may inspire a squirrel to laughing and dancing. This is true. There is a music being played now,...
by elemtilas
27 Sep 2021 03:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How to choose an architectural style?
Replies: 13
Views: 779

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: 13
Views: 779

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: 13
Views: 779

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: 558
Views: 76112

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: 7428

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: 7428

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...