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by lurker
14 Apr 2024 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 79
Views: 25868

Re: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce

Truthfully, I really wish someone would make a compilation of or guide(s) to non-human phonologies and languages. I made a thread asking about xenolangs on this board a while ago. I talked about how I came up with the phonetics. I could synthesize that and repost it in the Teach and Share subforum ...
by lurker
14 Apr 2024 13:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 79
Views: 25868

Re: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce

Long time watcher, first time commenter: I really like Commonthroat! I'm not sure I entirely agree with you about the range of sounds a dog could produce given conscious control over their vocalizations, but it's an interesting limitation to work within and I think you've done well with it – in par...
by lurker
14 Apr 2024 13:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

Re: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)

So the liturgical language was basically whoever controlled that place? Did they have archaic forms that kept getting used (like Latin)? I think the proper liturgical/sacred language of the Bright Way would be the latest common stage of the purely written language before the written and spoken lang...
by lurker
14 Apr 2024 02:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 79
Views: 25868

Re: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce

Let's be honest, you made a language for Furries. I made the yinrih quadrupedal specifically to make them less like straight-up Furries, but the kobolds from my previous setting that I based the yinrih on were bipedal, but lacked tails. I did think about including a post First Contact fashion trend...
by lurker
14 Apr 2024 02:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

A Brief History of Commonthroat and Linguistic overview of Focus

Commonthroat, or one of its ancestors, was the principle language of the area around Newmans' Dale (The equatorial river basin where the yinrih first emerged) around the end of the Age of Decadence. As such, it was also the administrative language of the Bright Way. It was already a prestige languag...
by lurker
14 Apr 2024 01:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 79
Views: 25868

Moonies

<FBrcg> /long falling weakening whine, chuff, short low strong whine, short low weak growl/ from FBr (moon, natural satellite) + -c (pertaining to, related to, -y) 1. (Chiefly Welkinstead) a resident of a lunar colony 2. a rural person, a hick, a hillbilly. The cloud cities floating in Welkinstead's...
by lurker
13 Apr 2024 21:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

The Star and Gear

https://i.imgur.com/0Wa4lfz.png This is a tentative symbol for the Bright Way, or possibly the Knights of the Sun. The yellow circle symbolizes a star, stars being icons of The Light. The gear represents the Bright Way's scientific and engineering endeavors in pursuit of the Great Commandment, as w...
by lurker
13 Apr 2024 01:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

The Healer's Paw

https://i.imgur.com/xuG0kvE.png This symbol is referred to as the "Healer's Paw". It's meant to resemble the distinct pattern of palmar pads on a female yinrih's forepaw. The Healer's Paw is the universal symbol for health and medicine across Focus, serving a similar role as the red cross...
by lurker
13 Apr 2024 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 79
Views: 25868

Re: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce

hecd us en iursunonf wrote: 12 Apr 2024 16:21 Wow this is really well thought out! Much interesting :). Sorry if my english isn't good.
L rLPqp BCqb sFsFqn j L sFDr g rfcqN!
Light shine upon you, friend, and bless your gut!
("hello" and "thank you" respectively)
by lurker
12 Apr 2024 03:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 79
Views: 25868

Re: Thinking machine

(Or at least to imagine one; planning a creative piece is much easier and more enjoyable than the grueling task of producing it...) (Not that it's not fun to write! Just hard sometimes.) Writing The Bittersweet Generation was like that. It was hard work, but I actually had fun writing each of the s...
by lurker
12 Apr 2024 02:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 79
Views: 25868

Re: Thinking machine

Yinrih long ago abandoned the idea of cybernetics in favor of wearable tech. There are just too many risks associated with body modification to justify it except where a severe disability is being corrected, and even then it's considered a last resort. The biggest risk is obsolescence, planned or o...
by lurker
11 Apr 2024 20:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

medi-mechs

Here's a possible resolution to two mutually exclusive taboos: 1. Males may not work in medicine. 2. Females may not be in the military. So what answer is there for military medics? The same answer I seem to have for pretty much everything: Mechs! Medics on the front lines are actually mechs operate...
by lurker
11 Apr 2024 03:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

St. Cloudlight the Sensible

St. Cloudlight* the sensible was a figure who helped with the renewal of the Bright Way after the War of Dissolution. Not much is known of his private life, though he was famous for being a man of some girth, giving rise to quite a few jokes, some of which are thought to have come from his own mouth...
by lurker
10 Apr 2024 23:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 79
Views: 25868

Thinking machine

rMLcdrg /chuff, long low weakening grunt, short low weakening whine, chuff, short low weak growl/ rML (to think) + -cdr (suffix indicating a small tool) A computer, handheld or otherwise. Yinrih long ago abandoned the idea of cybernetics in favor of wearable tech. There are just too many risks assoc...
by lurker
10 Apr 2024 17:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 87
Views: 26940

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

<HKrqFdqg> /long rising strong growl, chuff, huff, late high weakening whine, huff, short low weak growl/ from HKr (notch) + qFdq (ear) literally "ear notch" A derogatory term for an antique firearms enthusiast. Since older guns are mounted on a saddle on the back, one has to duck to fire....
by lurker
09 Apr 2024 22:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

Ear notch

The term <HKrqFdqg> /long rising strong growl, chuff, huff, late high weakening whine, huff, short low weak growl/ literally means "ear notch", and is used as a derogatory term for a firearms enthusiast in an analogous manner to the English term "gun nut". Older yinrih firearms a...
by lurker
09 Apr 2024 18:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

Re: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)

Wouldn't the ring render space travel difficult? Our concerns about space debris seem puny in comparison. Absolutely, but they manage to get it eventually. It helps that the yinrih scientific community has a martyrdom culture. (See above regarding exploding rockets). I've heard elsewhere that a rin...
by lurker
09 Apr 2024 12:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

Re: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)

Is this also a good time to ask about Claravian scripture? I imagine it has a long, complicated history, what with its age. That's another tall order, at least for now. Nothing has been defined yet other than The Great Commandment I detailed at the start of the thread. Now I would like to know what...
by lurker
09 Apr 2024 03:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

Yih's Ring and Claravian Iconography

Yih has a ring. It has had some effect on yinrih culture. Winter days are darker and summer nights are brighter. The phrase "To chase the end of the ring" means to go on a fool's errand. Pascal's Commonthroat name translates to "ring light" which refers to light reflected off of ...
by lurker
08 Apr 2024 02:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 253
Views: 31642

Forepaw (male)

https://i.imgur.com/suZ76C7.png I think this is the new arrangement of palmar pads for male forepaws. On another note, after doing tons of research into apes and monkeys (by which I mean reading Wikipedia articles and watching bunches of YouTube videos) I realize that comparing yinrih to possums is...