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by lurker
24 Feb 2024 02:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Golden Hour City

Golden Hour city is a small village located on the terminator of Hearthside where the sun is frozen near the horizon. The city is bathed in an everlasting golden glow. It's notable for being the location of the clinic where the donated human cadavers were studied, and where the first living humans w...
by lurker
24 Feb 2024 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 12
Views: 163

Re: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

I'm planning on having a conlang with a base 12 number system due to the speakers counting with their thumbs as a pointer on the right hand and to count dozens on the left hand (this can get up to 144, I stole the idea from a method used parts of the middle east), what about your conlang(s)? Common...
by lurker
23 Feb 2024 01:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Sú Swâŋ (Asian clicks lang's culture)
Replies: 20
Views: 1655

Re: The Sú Swâŋ (Asian clicks lang's culture)

Visions1 wrote: 19 Feb 2024 09:25 The very basis of the Phetsha Way's conversions was that they cared about the poor, had mutual aid, and felt status was not tied to wealth, as the imperial gov't let its people starve - and here was the imperial gov't doing just these things
That's clever.
by lurker
22 Feb 2024 19:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Yinrih Milk

https://i.imgur.com/2thKsVd.png Here's a spacer's canteen filled with yinrih milk. Their milk and their ink have similar origins, which is why the milk is blue, and why it is sweated from the palms of the forepaws. It doesn't have the earthy rain smell that ink has. The milk has very strong antimic...
by lurker
22 Feb 2024 13:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

The Outer Belt

At the time leading up to the War of Dissolution, the Outer Belt was a place of stark contrasts. Much like Newhome before it, the Outer Belt was an attractive place for misfits and ideologues, being as it was at the edge of yinrih civilization. Among these ideologues were militant secularists. The O...
by lurker
19 Feb 2024 23:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Spacer's Canteen

https://i.imgur.com/nl72NC6.png [hr] Sticking with the spacers, here's my solution for monkey foxes drinking in zero gravity. Humans can use straws because we can form an airtight seal with our lips and rarefy the air in our oral cavity in order to produce suction. Yinrih can't form a seal with the...
by lurker
19 Feb 2024 13:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Re: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)

I imagine it's either got some kind of oversight aside from itself, or a whole lot of factions/exploding stations. Or maybe the fear of MAD is enough to get them to co-operate. What is the governmental system like exactly? What failsafes does it have for whatever? Also, I want to see the word heart...
by lurker
19 Feb 2024 01:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

The Spacer Confederacy

"And you're the interim chief?" asked the federal councilman, his voice echoing throughout the cavernous main axis of the newly constructed colony. "That's correct." said Graypelt. "Gentlemen, my dame," the councilman addressed the pair of envoys from the Allied Worlds ...
by lurker
17 Feb 2024 17:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Interplanetary Ferries

The interplanetary ferry system is how yinrih got around Focus before the invention of the mass router, and it's still how bulk cargo is transported afterward. It was formerly run by the Bright Way before the War of dissolution, but now operates as a series of independent but interconnected spacepor...
by lurker
17 Feb 2024 02:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

A broad history of the yinrih between sapience and first contact

The hundred millennia between the dawn of sapience and First Contact can be divided into three ages of roughly equal length. The first age, sometimes called the golden age of the Bright Way, is characterized by the expansion of both the Bright Way within yinrih society, and the expansion of the yinr...
by lurker
16 Feb 2024 02:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Powered Armor Torso Jacket

https://i.imgur.com/I9LOCms.png Here's a dorsal view of yinrih powered armor. The torso jacket is made of the same pseudosinew as the paw gauntlets. The helmet snaps magnetically onto the umbilical cable running along the spine. On either side of the spine near the shoulders are two drone capsules....
by lurker
15 Feb 2024 23:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Xenoergonomics: Going inside and moving upwards

I had a bit of a think, and I think regular doors as we know them won't work for the yinrih. While walking on level ground, they have only their tail to manipulate objects. While it is long, it's not going to be able to push something that's ahead of them. They can use one of their paws, but movemen...
by lurker
15 Feb 2024 02:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Making the Galaxy Less Lonely

Before mass routers were perfected, interstellar travel was strictly the domain of missionary Wayfarers seeking other intelligent species. The logistics of setting up a colony on a barren world outside of Focus were just too costly, both in economic and personal terms. While travelling via mass rout...
by lurker
15 Feb 2024 01:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 210
Views: 47168

Re: Yay or Nay?

I like the idea. (I like the other too.) What if the person wants to say "I, his house"? Have you considered maybe keeping it as like a lower register or the sort? That loss of specificity is why I'm hesitant to implement this change, though I like it otherwise. Of course you can't curren...
by lurker
14 Feb 2024 13:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 210
Views: 47168

Re: Yay or Nay?

Been thinking of changing up how Commonthroat handles possessive constructions so I can get rid of the possessive determiners and make Commonthroat truely pronoun free. Right now I have a normal possessive preposition, either <b> or <g>. Originally I had an alienable/inalienable distinction, but I d...
by lurker
14 Feb 2024 02:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Underlay Tunnel Interface Card for an Ansible

https://i.imgur.com/RN7EE9s.png Here's a sketch of the underlay tunnel interface card: because networking infrastructure is what I think of when I think sci-fi worldbuilding. [hr] Now that I'm looking at it, it should have a face plate on the side opposite the pins. I did figure out how to do a bum...
by lurker
13 Feb 2024 15:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?
Replies: 28
Views: 879

Re: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?

Commonthroat inflects nouns for both personal and spatial deixis, which includes definiteness. The suffixes I have defined so far are: first person: -l /short low weak grunt/ second person: -qn /huff, short high weak grunt/ third person indefinate (the lemma for nouns): -g /short low weak growl/ thi...
by lurker
13 Feb 2024 03:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

The Eternal Womb

Here's another "throwing stuff at the wall" post. [hr] There has only been one leader of the Partisans. He has kept himself alive for millennia by permanently sealing himself in a modified suspension capsule called The Eternal Womb. The Eternal Womb dramatically slows his subjective time p...
by lurker
12 Feb 2024 13:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Re: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)

Also, Claravism would be a word then, eh? I suppose it would be, Claravianism could also work, along with Claravians referring to Wayfarers. I eventually need to write up a post about interspecific ecumenical outreach. How do Earth religions approach the fact we're not alone in the universe, and ho...
by lurker
12 Feb 2024 02:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 161
Views: 18403

Raw Tailstone Crystals

https://i.imgur.com/FxoL6My.png Here are some raw tailstone monocrystals. I haven't decided if tailstone can only be found naturally or if it can be synthesized. In either case, the best way to get tailstone currently involves going through the Partisans, since the Outer Belt has the highest concen...