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by lurker
15 Apr 2024 15:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 256
Views: 31793

Ora et Laboratory

Research monasteries are where most of the Bright Way's R&D took place. They emerged during the Golden Age, and most major scientific and technological breakthroughs could be traced back to them. Tailstone, neurogel, fusion power, force projectors, leaseminds, and much more were all invented by ...
by lurker
15 Apr 2024 14:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 256
Views: 31793

Re: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)

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Here's a version of the above symbol that may be used by the missionaries.
by lurker
15 Apr 2024 13:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 741
Views: 215793

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Commonthroat now has grammaticalized sarcasm.
by lurker
15 Apr 2024 13:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 82
Views: 26018

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

You know, the diminutive can get lexicalized. I learnt a while ago those fuzzy hats are called Shtraimlach (sg. Shtraimel) in Yiddish, which is in the diminutive by default. (I have absolutely no idea what the etymology is, though.) I had to look that up. A fur hat worn by Polish Jews on special oc...
by lurker
14 Apr 2024 23:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 82
Views: 26018

Diminutive Suffix and Sarcasm

-fd /short high weakening whine/ Suffix diminutive suffix [hr] NPr /long high strengthening grunt, chuff/ Adjective 1. Odd, strange 2. Rare 3. Funny, amusing p g rMLcdr-Mr nl-0 khqkh-fd-g NPr in POS computer-3P is_at-AUTH guy-DIM-3I odd "There's a funny little guy in my computer." --A Mec...
by lurker
14 Apr 2024 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Commonthroat: a language that only a dog could probably pronounce
Replies: 82
Views: 26018

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: 82
Views: 26018

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: 256
Views: 31793

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: 82
Views: 26018

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: 256
Views: 31793

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: 82
Views: 26018

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: 256
Views: 31793

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: 256
Views: 31793

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: 82
Views: 26018

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: 82
Views: 26018

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: 82
Views: 26018

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: 256
Views: 31793

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: 256
Views: 31793

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: 82
Views: 26018

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: 26964

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....