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by gestaltist
03 May 2024 19:26
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps
Replies: 10
Views: 11693

Re: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps

Hey fellow conlangers. Over the last months, I've been working on a process for map drawing that would be simple (my personal target was: a procedure that can be expressed in 12 words) but would still implement some basics of plate tectonics and create better maps than something completely random o...
by gestaltist
06 Sep 2023 22:14
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps
Replies: 10
Views: 11693

Re: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps

I'd agree with Crey's recommendation of going to the Cartographers' Guild. I've not posted there in a long while, but do lurk, and there's a fair few people there who are really into world-building as a ground up process, and seem happy to share resources where they can I would say that if you have...
by gestaltist
06 Sep 2023 15:21
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps
Replies: 10
Views: 11693

Re: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps

Indeed thanks. I think I won't do it. People who join communities only to peddle their stuff always irk me, and that would be what I would be doing in that case. :)
by gestaltist
06 Sep 2023 11:23
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps
Replies: 10
Views: 11693

Re: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps

Sounds interesting. I'll take a look when I find the time. I was just thinking about Fredauon's plate tectonics last night. Just had a first look and it looks promising. Have you thought about sharing it on the Carthographers' Guild? Thanks for the kind words! What is the Cartographers' Guild? Is i...
by gestaltist
05 Sep 2023 18:37
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps
Replies: 10
Views: 11693

Re: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps

Hey Crey. No, it’s a procedure for drawing your own maps. It’s inspired by tectonic processes but distilled into a couple simple steps
by gestaltist
05 Sep 2023 15:43
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps
Replies: 10
Views: 11693

12 Word Cartographer – my process for drawing maps

Hey fellow conlangers. Over the last months, I've been working on a process for map drawing that would be simple (my personal target was: a procedure that can be expressed in 12 words) but would still implement some basics of plate tectonics and create better maps than something completely random or...
by gestaltist
23 Aug 2023 16:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Audio Relay I (Half way done!)
Replies: 117
Views: 40906

Re: CBB Audio Relay I (Sign ups)

Really love the idea! I won't have the time to participate, personally, but I wish I could. Audio form gives a completely different quality to the exercise. And I hope you upload the recordings later for all of us to enjoy.
by gestaltist
28 Apr 2022 14:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 18249

Re: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

If all instruments play in unison, how is improvisation handled? Do all instrument but one stay silent for a taqsim?
by gestaltist
16 Mar 2022 17:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: The World of Einea

This is one of my favorite world building posts ever. I decided to buy your novel to support you. Let's see if I have the time to read it anytime soon. :)
by gestaltist
20 Apr 2021 13:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?
Replies: 46
Views: 32497

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

Regarding MBTI, Sal is right that it's pseudoscience. Even worse, there's about 100 versions of MBTI on the web, with different goals, different type descriptions, and other differences. I wouldn't agree that it is complete nonsense, though. At it's core, it's an outgrowth of Jungian ideas, and whil...
by gestaltist
01 Apr 2021 15:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: North pole of a moon - the city on the lake
Replies: 11
Views: 4811

Re: North pole of a moon - the city on the lake

What is the game called? The image of the city is very nice.
by gestaltist
01 Apr 2021 15:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 5166

Re: Documentation pitfalls

Personally, I'm chiefly concerned with writing a grammar that will help me recall the details of my conlangs. I'm failing even at that. Writing grammars is damn hard.
by gestaltist
30 Mar 2021 09:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 134
Views: 38067

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

I have a lot of Easter eggs in my lexicons but I usually put them in the proto-languages so they are not obvious. Two old ones I recently came across: - "sub" meaning "servant" in proto-Sa‘bdi (the surface form is "su") - "ɖeʂ" meaning "tongue, language&q...
by gestaltist
27 Mar 2021 12:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Añoþnın
Replies: 31
Views: 9001

Re: Bechsukchwan Čəsač

I love this language and the way you present it. :)
by gestaltist
15 Mar 2021 09:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 119
Views: 36900

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [starting Mar 5; sign-ups open]

dendana wrote: 14 Mar 2021 01:43 Get better soon gestaltist!

I just sent the Kaxangulá torch to opipik.
Thanks dendana. Let me just say I am really saddened by this development because Kaxangula is an excellent language from what I was able to see.
by gestaltist
13 Mar 2021 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 119
Views: 36900

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [starting Mar 5; sign-ups open]

My illness is taking the better of me. I don’t have the presence of mind necessary to complete the translation. Please remove me from the relay and pass on the torch to the next person in line. Sorry for the inconvenience.
by gestaltist
12 Mar 2021 12:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 119
Views: 36900

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [starting Mar 5; sign-ups open]

Torch received, however...

I'm sick, and not sure I'll have the presence of mind to complete the torch within a reasonable time frame. I'll let you know if it turns out to be too much.

EDIT: I'll be using Thearpoy, BTW
by gestaltist
17 Feb 2021 09:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 119
Views: 36900

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

I'd like to participate, not sure which language yet.
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2021 10:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Re: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang

PHONOLOGY - CONTINUED PROSODY AND STRESS Thearpoy has rhythmic stress, with every second or third syllable bearing stress and expressed fully, and the other syllables having reduced vowels. For reduced /a/ this can lead to complex clusters. While it can reduce the number of vowels on the surface, s...
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2021 10:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Re: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang

PHONOLOGY CONSONANTS Bilabial Dental Retroflex Palatal Velar Glottal Aspirated tʰ t͜ʃʰ~t͜ɕʰ kʰ ʔ stops Plain p ʈ k stops Fricatives ʂ ʃ~ɕ h ʋ~ð Approximants l ɽ j Nasals m n (ɲ) (ŋ) The stop series has a some gaps which are motivated diachronically. The phoneme /ʋ~ð/ can be realized as labiodental ...