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by Zumir
08 Apr 2013 01:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 151323

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Since there doesn't seem to be a next question currently, I'll add one myself: what your conpeople think of transexuality?
by Zumir
20 Jan 2013 20:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1265
Views: 241415

Re: Other Creativity

Warning: This has nothing to do with conlanging, conworlding, linguistics, or anything remotely interesting like that. I don't know where this came from. I have no justification for this. At all. I just... I was lying on a couch, meditating, and I could have sworn I heard a voice whisper into my mi...
by Zumir
17 Jan 2013 00:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1253877

Re: What did you accomplish today?

It is a way to say relax, you're right indeed. But Relaxing never quite solves the issues he's on about because it will always come back again! Which is why I gathered it was more of a psycho-physical issue. What goes in the mind also affects in the body and vice versa. And Chakras are just as real...
by Zumir
16 Jan 2013 05:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1253877

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Sounds like you're overusing the expression/creative centers in your body they just need to rest and lie down, thus the headache and the temporary loss of the ability to articulate yourself. Yes, I'm talking about prana and chakras, the 3rd Eye and the Throat in particular. Sleeping works because i...
by Zumir
12 Jan 2013 00:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: RIP, Oh Dead Conlang
Replies: 16
Views: 5187

Re: RIP, Oh Dead Conlang

I guess this was my 'first' conlang - if you can call it a conlang. I used diacritics in the most inefficient way. I used the English alphabet with extra characters. :yimheś ȫ fitæs ye kithenǵ fem. [ʝımhɛsr o fitæs yɛ kıθɛŋr fɛm] Alright, following everyone's example, I'll revise the orthography. ʝ...
by Zumir
24 Dec 2012 07:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 854
Views: 262618

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Thakowsaizmu wrote:Strokeface is my favourite smiley! [D;]
Mine too! Let us all sing the praises of the strokeface!
[D;] [D;] [D;] [D;] [D;]
by Zumir
14 Dec 2012 05:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1253877

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ossicone wrote:Finished working on the Knæknæk page! [:D]
Time to start work on Inyauk's page.
Wait... does this mean that Inyauk has been resurrected? I haven't been on this forum for a long time, so if I've missed this, allow me to squee retroactively.

Ahem.

SQUEEE!
by Zumir
27 Sep 2012 05:08
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Gulahalan (Translation/Adaption) [North Sami]
Replies: 14
Views: 5694

Re: Gulahalan (Translation/Adaption) [North Sami]

I'm reviving this thread for 2 reasons:
1: Using Gulahalan through google translate is tedious, and
2: YOU STILL OWE ME MY TRANSLATION OF GAVPOT, DAMMIT! [:P]
by Zumir
06 Sep 2012 04:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang problems game
Replies: 21
Views: 3158

Re: Conlang problems game

Spoiler:
karato - karakun
lazo - lazgun
sorso - sorsxun
keredo - keregun
lieso - lieskun
avszo - avazgun
onoto - onokun
Awesome idea, by the way!
by Zumir
05 Sep 2012 02:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: What theme does your conworld have?
Replies: 63
Views: 10116

Re: What theme does your conworld have?

My, still largely undeveloped conworld is an habitable moon orbiting a gas giant (HD 28185b). The dominant civilization is a collection of matriarchal queendoms under the loose overlordship of a rather militant church-like body (the Oefefaāei). The local religion is maltheist : the Great Goddess, T...
by Zumir
03 Sep 2012 04:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1265
Views: 241415

Re: Other Creativity

hubris_incalculable wrote:
eldin raigmore wrote:Who's the guy in the picture?
And who's the bird?
The guy is Finlay, a ZBB member.
Huh. He looks much different from what I remember from the picture thread. Have I developed sudden onset face=blindness? [o.O]
by Zumir
03 Sep 2012 03:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Your favorite major, published con-stuff?
Replies: 27
Views: 4380

Re: Your favorite major, published con-stuff?

I just got Mass Effect 1 ( WHAT? ), and I'm damned impressed. I love how much effort is put into making the more implausible aspects of the universe make sense (although words cannot express my loathing for the asari). Hell, even the technobabble is usually done correctly. It's refreshing to see a g...
by Zumir
21 Jul 2012 21:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 234
Views: 38444

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Xing wrote:
Micamo wrote: This may have more to do with the writer's awful, unprofessional writing than the language itself
Did it say "a as in father" in the phonology section?
...

Off to burn the world, be right back.
by Zumir
19 Jul 2012 00:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Changes and evolution in the conlanging community
Replies: 88
Views: 12210

Re: Changes and evolution in the conlanging community

It seemed to still be a fairly pleasant place when I left it, but I haven't gone back since. Maybe the fact that it was a larger board had something to do with the change: more exposure to Sturgeon's Law might have made some forumgoers jaded and irritable.
by Zumir
18 Jul 2012 02:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Under- and overrated conlangs
Replies: 32
Views: 3668

Re: Under- and overrated conlangs

I know. But unless Toki Pona somehow wills itself out of existence, it will be a foregone conclusion.
by Zumir
17 Jul 2012 09:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Under- and overrated conlangs
Replies: 32
Views: 3668

Re: Under- and overrated conlangs

Helios wrote:Y'know if anyone finds a conlang overrated, I'm starting the CBB awards tomorrow.
I imagine holding any future tokies would be somewhat pointless [;)] .
by Zumir
12 Jul 2012 21:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Under- and overrated conlangs
Replies: 32
Views: 3668

Re: Under- and overrated conlangs

I'm not at all familiar with Novegradian. Could you elaborate?
by Zumir
12 Jul 2012 01:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 256
Views: 52439

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

Another conworlding trope that makes me want to burn the world is when a species is played up as being simply better than us morally. Elves are by far the worst offenders, but sci-fi is riddled with them as well. It's bad enough if their superiority is based on something we can all agree with, e.g n...
by Zumir
02 Jun 2012 18:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1253877

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Having just returned to conlanging,I've been trying to relearn the language I was last working on. My past self hasn't made it easy.
by Zumir
21 Apr 2012 03:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: kæn ju ɹid ˌaipiˈei
Replies: 228
Views: 38125

Re: kæn ju ɹid ˌaipiˈei

Visinoid wrote:
Zumir wrote: aɱ fɹ̩m ejəɰmɹ̩ kɪbɛk. sə̃z plejs nejmz dõ rɪj wɹ̩k n̩ ajpɪjej, ðæts <Aylmer, Quebec>.
dʉ:d, wʌt̚ ?
I'm from Aylmer, Quebec. Since place names don't really work in IPA, that "Aylmer Quebec".

I was trying to reproduce my horrendous annunciation. Looks like it worked [:P] .