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by elemtilas
13 Jun 2021 01:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Started a Worldbuilding YouTube Channel
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Started a Worldbuilding YouTube Channel

Hello, everyone! I know it has been a really long time since I was last here and since I last posted. Life has been overwhelming and mostly all encompassing these past few years. Somehow in the midst of that chaos I was able to keep working on my own worldbuilding project and conlang. My husband ha...
by elemtilas
12 Jun 2021 18:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Rythm based conlang?

Khemehekis wrote: 10 Jun 2021 20:26 We're always helping each other out understanding idioms in others' L2's around here, like "stop thinking" vs. "stop to think".
We're the place with the helpful language folks!
by elemtilas
12 Jun 2021 18:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 111
Views: 35442

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

[...] Finally! A gay, bearded, Lithuanian language inventor! Except that you're a righty... Well, it would certainly appear that a most interesting conversation was spawned by my rather innocuous and late-to-the-party response! Can't say I'd've expected that, but glad that it could add something us...
by elemtilas
12 Jun 2021 18:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1833
Views: 439403

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

All of my concountries seem to gravitate towards the Papacy for some reason [:D] It's been a stable system, historically. It has survived not only every every war and every empire that has existed since Rome, but it has also survived its own hierarchy. And that's saying something. I'll probably get...
by elemtilas
10 Jun 2021 16:00
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Rythm based conlang?

Khemehekis wrote: 09 Jun 2021 23:33
Creyeditor wrote: 09 Jun 2021 20:39 Is it a natural or anatural?
a natural = English idiom for ein Naturtalent
Also, anatural breaks the natural rhythm of that entire line.

I'm surprised I didn't get zung for "intresting".
by elemtilas
09 Jun 2021 17:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Rythm based conlang?

It wouldn't happen in a human language, though. The closest things are probably certain stress shifts (e.g. in Tongan definite nouns) or length manipulating morphology in general. English is a natural, when it comes to rhythm. And also when we sing. Think outside the box a bit! Make up something co...
by elemtilas
09 Jun 2021 06:00
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Rythm based conlang?

lsd wrote: 08 Jun 2021 22:25 or an enhanced Morse code...
Very possibly an insectoid or avian language. Lots of rhythm in their languages!

Don't forget this real world rhythmic language type.
by elemtilas
01 Jun 2021 22:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Cooking and dining!
Replies: 24
Views: 5901

Re: Cooking and dining!

I've been living in the city for a long time, but I always remember living with my mom and dad in the old house before the war, and the kitchen was outside. You had to go out into the yard to reach it, it was especially hard in winter. I liked to get dressed every time, but I still caught a cold. I...
by elemtilas
01 Jun 2021 16:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 621
Views: 55031

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

This Chaucer sounds faster to you because you don't understand him, not vice versa - we perceive speech we understand to be slower than speech we don't (as we all probably know from having heard a conversation in a foreign language and marvelling at the machine-gun syllables!). No. That's not what ...
by elemtilas
28 May 2021 16:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 621
Views: 55031

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

I suspect it's even worse for American listeners, who don't have the advantage of having heard Irish, Scottish, West Country, Norfolk, etc accents... Well, we're not quite thát parochial. Melting pot and all that. But accent I agree plays into it. To be honest, what makes this particular rendition ...
by elemtilas
27 May 2021 20:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1833
Views: 439403

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

What would a radiate with the ability to float or fly in the air look like? I already have a radiate called the phelus with helicopter-like wings on Shaleya, but I want a different body plan for my flying radiates on Doyatl. If it helps, the Denê of Alar use dendrothurgy to make airships from vario...
by elemtilas
27 May 2021 03:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 57571

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

"[t]he university is committed to retaining areas of strength in archaeology teaching and research at Sheffield" "we will continue to play a role in our local communities and honour our commitment to all current students who will receive high-quality teaching and support" Corporate speak. It never ...
by elemtilas
26 May 2021 11:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1833
Views: 439403

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

What would a radiate with the ability to float or fly in the air look like? I already have a radiate called the phelus with helicopter-like wings on Shaleya, but I want a different body plan for my flying radiates on Doyatl. If it helps, the Denê of Alar use dendrothurgy to make airships from vario...
by elemtilas
23 May 2021 15:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Language creation
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Language creation

So... https://i.postimg.cc/VNk2cQM6/unknown-languages.jpg I guess the 64000 question is how do you get from one box to the other? For the first two, what are the romanisation schemes? For all three, which word is what concept and how do the grammatical functions work? What kinds of peoples speak the...
by elemtilas
23 May 2021 01:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 94
Views: 16270

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

I also have a group of space faring human conpeople(though they speak an a priori), do you think they might meet Rireinukave? Yes, it is certainly possible. It's a big galaxy, almost anything can happen. There are some Rireinu traders who travel the stars, looking for interesting goods to buy and s...
by elemtilas
23 May 2021 01:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 176
Views: 54440

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Marduk wrote: 23 May 2021 00:53 I don't do patchwork languages. I obsess over every one like a new baby until complete. I think of it more like a painting or work of art. It always has to be just right.
Ah, no mere conlanger you! A true glossopoet!
by elemtilas
23 May 2021 01:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19107

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

eldin raigmore wrote: 22 May 2021 20:58
elemtilas wrote: 22 May 2021 18:09 Brood X

They'll be playing live for the next month or so in a continuous series of one concert. They hold the record for the largest massed choral assembly!
Don’t they perform only once every 17 years?
Well, it's a different choir each performance! :mrgreen:
by elemtilas
23 May 2021 01:02
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Language creation
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Language creation

Show us some examples of what you've done! As for word count, I think that varies anywhere between naught and 100k+. Much depends on the glossopoetry at the moment. For tools, I at least prefer Pen-n-Paper 1.0 and Imaginarion 0.1. Image languages are cool. By "image" do you mean some kind of written...
by elemtilas
22 May 2021 18:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

Discovered two yesterday:

oyawain -- to yowl; to talk like a mesayanacu, a kind of cat

ttittikiki -- the tickly sensation of a small bug crawling on sensitive skin