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by elemtilas
21 Feb 2022 06:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 121493

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Sheumais ⇒ Hamish [O.O] Lenition out the wazoo Backdoor Fortition Y U do dat, Gaeliclangs?! Ghaeliclangs An amazing, amazing mazazing, druidically enchanting group 'o' tongues are they, the whole Ghoidelic Bunch :!: And toss a caber my way if I'm wrong!!! saya terima cabaran itu! nitfocichur in gab...
by elemtilas
08 Feb 2022 23:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 121493

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Salmoneus wrote: 08 Feb 2022 21:22 There used to be some over on the ZBB (certainly linguoboy).

[sadly my own knowledge is rudimentary.]
I wish mine were that good! Anyway, thanks! Will check ZBB as well.
by elemtilas
08 Feb 2022 03:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 121493

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Do we have any (proficient / (near) native language level) Irish Gaelic speakers hereabouts? I'd really appreciate some help with a few short Google Translate results. Kindly PM if you exist!

Gaelic baffles me.

Old Irish, much easier!
by elemtilas
16 Dec 2021 17:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A weird confession regarding conworlding...
Replies: 21
Views: 9501

Re: A weird confession regarding conworlding...

Several years ago (I believe this was before I quit the ZBB), a thread was posted asking about psychedelics in our conworlds. I discussed the many drugs of the Lehola Galaxy, and somebody else had a hallucinogen called moonroot. Someone mentioned that drug use was an aspect of conworlds that people...
by elemtilas
07 Nov 2021 03:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 297
Views: 49540

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Fellow at the beginning looks a lot like P.D.Q. Bach's great great great grandson or Peter Schickele.
by elemtilas
07 Nov 2021 03:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay
Replies: 413
Views: 459715

Re: Some Snippets from The World: Yeola-Camay

When is Sepctober? Some philosophers, in particular Diemme of Mensis, hold that this particular month never comes, because it does not exist. Having carefully researched the great Book of Days and cross checked with all known calendrical systems, they declare that Sepctober is a foolish aberration ...
by elemtilas
18 Oct 2021 04:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 686
Views: 328709

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hopefully you won't skimp on the worldbuilding posts here, either! Your descriptions sound delicious! I plan to eventually post some sketches of some of my conlangs, once some early drafts are ready to be shared, I'll make sure and write about the cultures they are from as well! And the food, of co...
by elemtilas
18 Oct 2021 03:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 686
Views: 328709

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Conlanging has become a big part of both projects, and my relatively lack of expertise in the subject is what led me to this forum. I hope to get advice and feedback on my conlanging projects, and to eventually become knowledgeable enough to help others! Hopefully you won't skimp on the worldbuildi...
by elemtilas
18 Oct 2021 03:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 275
Views: 76624

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

BarnacleHeretic wrote: 18 Oct 2021 01:50 I hope it isn't too necro to reply to this.
Hereabouts, there's no such thing as too necro!
by elemtilas
15 Oct 2021 01:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 25
Views: 4135

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: 1065

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: 25
Views: 4135

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: 25
Views: 4135

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: 25
Views: 4135

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: 977
Views: 180127

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: 25
Views: 4135

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: 25
Views: 4135

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: 2528

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: 6883

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: 25
Views: 4135

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...