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by elemtilas
05 May 2021 03:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 478
Views: 37297

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

I got that argument from an essay on Petersonian English Spelling. Good to check out for anyone who is considering spelling English phonetically! http://dedalvs.com/petersonian.html :roll: Waste of time, spelling reform. In stead of tilting at windmills, we should just reform English pronunciation ...
by elemtilas
30 Apr 2021 00:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 411
Views: 415674

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

For anyone who's read this last little story, thank you! I wanted to try some narrative worldbuilding, where the focus is on aspects of the world itself as experienced by people living it. And this story from a dream seemed like a good way to work on that. To that end, I'd like to invite any questi...
by elemtilas
27 Apr 2021 02:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37882

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Khemehekis wrote: 27 Apr 2021 02:40 I drew more than 200 animal species from Keitel. The next task is naming all the plants and animals! (I've already named the viruses, bacteria, protists, and members of my sessile heterotroph kingdom known as the tlogephlaoms.)
Keep chugging away!
by elemtilas
27 Apr 2021 02:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?
Replies: 28
Views: 4894

Re: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?

Huh. Never knew that Einstein used the word "aether" in such a way. Could he have been describing wormholes (which are employed by intergalactic travelers in the Lehola Galaxy)? Or maybe interdimensional portals, some of which can take us into the fifth dimension and beyond where we can meet our lo...
by elemtilas
27 Apr 2021 02:30
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Magical Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Magical Economics

Best example: Middle Earth. No actual magic involved, when you get right down to it. Certainly not magic in the usual sense of the word, some kind of mystical, weird force like we find in D&D or the Wizarding World. Hurling fireballs, becoming invisible, scrying in a crystal ball, intense blinding ...
by elemtilas
27 Apr 2021 02:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 411
Views: 415674

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

Bitter Cider and Sweet: Sweet Cider Rupac rocked Issiy back and forth. His eyes were closed and his chin rested on her warm hair and the Sun was warm on his face; and his entire world consisted of that warmth and he wished never to leave it. A shadow passed before him. A cloud perhaps. “Heyo!” Issi...
by elemtilas
27 Apr 2021 01:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 466
Views: 122916

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

thanks (: and it seems that your family name is Landau? You're welcome. Yes, my IRL surname is Landau. Hence the Landau Core Vocabulary. Landau's kanji could be something like 蘭堂 , 蘭同 , 蘭道 , etc., all pronounced as /ɺando:/ The second one features a gate/door kanji, doesn't it? But they're all cool...
by elemtilas
27 Apr 2021 01:26
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Magical Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Magical Economics

My world is entirely without magic, and although I consider it fantasy, I havent found a term that I feel comfortable with to describe it. I only recently heard about low fantasy , which means various things, but none of which correspond to the idea I have. But now that I think of it, no-magic worl...
by elemtilas
26 Apr 2021 04:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Pop/Rock thread

Right you are! I've heard of Nick Cave and Bad Religion, but I don't believe I've ever heard either of their music. (BTW, the name Nick Cave reminds me of Nick Drake, with whose music this one girl on 4thkingdom.com is obsessed.) It reminded me of Nick Cage, until thát reminded me that I'd got the ...
by elemtilas
26 Apr 2021 03:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?
Replies: 28
Views: 4894

Re: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?

I agree that pseudoscience and outdated scientific theories are good springboards for conworlding ideas. For instance: how would things work differently if the aether-and-phlogiston theory were true? (In fact, the Kankonian word for "Tooth Fairy science" is zurmas na ksyagitz , which translates as ...
by elemtilas
25 Apr 2021 20:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 71
Views: 58090

Re: Today I learned ...

Khemehekis wrote: 24 Apr 2021 03:47 TIL that Italian has a word that looks like the inventor of the Internet.
Quite right. Algore Mortis, for those who didn't know already.
by elemtilas
25 Apr 2021 20:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 53493

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote: 25 Apr 2021 01:47 I knew it was bound to happen one of these days, but . . .

Beverly Cleary has passed away.

https://www.nndb.com/people/422/000032326/
[:'(]
by elemtilas
25 Apr 2021 20:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1265
Views: 236293

Re: Other Creativity

I just spent 12 hours straight (though the night) making this I've been finding a lot of the melodic parts of my writing seem to convey a sense of yearning (to me at least), so I made this one about friends and partners that live far away and the various feelings that come with it, like loneliness ...
by elemtilas
24 Apr 2021 03:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 411
Views: 415674

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

Bitter Cider and Sweet: Love Lost and Love Found Rupac sat in the shade of one the broad uddon trees. A number of comfortable seats had been grown into its mighty trunk, as well as a spiraling stair that led up to a platform nestled among the broad limbs growing from the tree’s high crown. That was...
by elemtilas
21 Apr 2021 20:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 83
Views: 14345

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Galactics, whether normal or male [}:D] , are handled very carefully. A little like Western tourists in North Korea. With actual handlers complimentary personal guides provided by the government. What do the "complimentary personal guides" do? What if the male Galactic has a female to watch over hi...
by elemtilas
21 Apr 2021 20:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 53493

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Thanks for the links! No worries! Honestly such a big reason of why this breakup has been so hard is just the fact that it’s felt like I’ve lost part of my own culture at this point. Oh, of course you have! It's a kind of grief you're experiencing. Culture and memory, love and language: it's all bo...
by elemtilas
21 Apr 2021 02:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?
Replies: 28
Views: 4894

Re: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?

As to the hunter vs gatherer stuff, it does sound like rubbish. Quite. Especially since both of them get the source of western achievement wrong. Khemehekis called me out correctly. It's just a matter of history where the scientific revolution and the technological explosion began, where it flouris...
by elemtilas
21 Apr 2021 02:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 53493

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Thanks for the responses. It’s really appreciated! Well, that's what our little quasifamily is for! We're here for you! This is great advice too for what to do next elemtilas. The language is Hungarian actually and I’m currently living in the States Oh, Hungarian!! That's easy -- I thought it'd be ...
by elemtilas
20 Apr 2021 03:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 411
Views: 415674

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

Bitter Cider and Sweet: Iriay The healers laid out Lorreg and Isheltay on thick mats upon the floor of the round chamber deep under the houses of healing. No windows were here and only two doors, the door of rebirth and the door of parting. Small chambers opened into either side and there were seve...