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by Khemehekis
29 Oct 2020 05:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 68026

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I was listening to a tape about real interactions with UFO's and aliens. Except this was a projecting audiotape (projectape?) that projected pictures outside and onto other rooms in the house. It was a two-side tape, with special music playing when one side began and the other side ended, and I kep...
by Khemehekis
29 Oct 2020 05:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Change My View: Alien Plants Could Be Any Color
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Change My View: Alien Plants Could Be Any Color

There's actually been some research done on this more recently, with computer simulations. It turns out that the benefit of green chlorophyll is its inefficiency - or, to put that differently, its consistency. The energy available for a band of wavelengths is highest in the green part of the spectr...
by Khemehekis
29 Oct 2020 05:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: Who loves whom
Replies: 30
Views: 4238

Re: Who loves whom

I must say, I'm surprised by the way people seem to have had no difficulty translating this syntactically peculiar idiom! And I'm disappointed by how many people have chickened out in glossing and just written 'who'! The English uses an interrogative clause instead. But many languages do not have i...
by Khemehekis
29 Oct 2020 04:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: I need help again, this time with a Romlang
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: I need help again, this time with a Romlang

GoshDiggityDangit: Creating a romlang is only newbish if: a. You coin Romance-root-sounding words ad hoc, without a regular derivation from Vulgar Latin and other Romance protolangs. Like a lot of Euroclone auxlangs. Or Talossan. You have to give Talossan credit for being the biggest micronational l...
by Khemehekis
29 Oct 2020 04:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 353
Views: 45518

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

k1234567890y wrote: 28 Oct 2020 16:42 Just updated something for Likepeg people, sorry for the hiatus
Yay! Hopefully we'll see some more soon.




Does someone want to find Miranda Brawner on the web and invite her to return to her collaboration?
by Khemehekis
29 Oct 2020 04:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 504
Views: 80275

Re: Lexicon milestones

Kankonian's lexicon has reached 66,666 words! Satan must love your conlang now. [}:D] Yeah, that was the first thing I thought. But when I reach 67,500 words, I'll be out of the woods (does that mean the Devil was chopping down trees to chase me?) I mean, how many conlangs have that many words? You...
by Khemehekis
29 Oct 2020 04:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Talking about Shaleyan morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Talking about Shaleyan morphosyntactic alignment

First of all, this looks very interesting and original to me. I do not think any natlang that I know of does this and still it is naturalistic. Thank you for the compliment! It's always fun to be beyond ANADEW (something that seldom seems to happen to conlangers). It's also nice to hear that it's n...
by Khemehekis
29 Oct 2020 03:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Talking about Shaleyan morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Talking about Shaleyan morphosyntactic alignment

Questions: 1. How would you label the intransitive verbs that go after the noun (like "talk" and "smile") in my Shaleyan dictionary, and how would you label the intransitive verbs that go before the noun (like "pass away" and "dream")? If there is a semantic component, one takes a generalized agent...
by Khemehekis
28 Oct 2020 08:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 353
Views: 45518

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Check it out: Elemtilas created a FrathWiki page on our conworld!

https://www.frathwiki.com/Damta

Great job, Elemtilas!
by Khemehekis
28 Oct 2020 08:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 60720

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

It's late and I need to be productive but I also just remembered the animacy hierarchy, holy heck, tiny pieces of this grammar are returning to my mind like lost sheep running back to their keeper after stumbling into a ravine and watching their fellows fall to their depths and deciding that freedo...
by Khemehekis
28 Oct 2020 08:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 171
Views: 7397

Re: What did you accomplish today?

It's late and I need to be productive but I also just remembered the animacy hierarchy, holy heck, tiny pieces of this grammar are returning to my mind like lost sheep running back to their keeper after stumbling into a ravine and watching their fellows fall to their depths and deciding that freedo...
by Khemehekis
28 Oct 2020 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 504
Views: 80275

Re: Lexicon milestones

Congratulations! Thanks! How long did it get you to get from 33,333 to 66,666? And would you estimate that it will take you a similar amount of time to reach 100,000? Word #33,333 was reached on November 18, 2012. So 7 years, 11 months, and 9 days. If I reach #100,000 at the same pace, the date wil...
by Khemehekis
28 Oct 2020 06:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 504
Views: 80275

Re: Lexicon milestones

New and improved! Now 166.67% more diabolical than 666! [}:D] Kankonian's lexicon has reached 66,666 words! Today I finished working on the fiction-within-fiction creatures from the Kankonian science fiction movie " The World Aside ". While adding those words, I passed the 66,666-word mark with amop...
by Khemehekis
28 Oct 2020 06:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 68026

Re: Weird Dream Thread

Question: Do you ever have introverted dreams? No. The second type are introverted dreams. In introverted dreams, you walk along a landscape or inside a building, or possibly even stay in bed, but despite the scenic nature of your setting, what you see around you is not where the action is. Rather,...
by Khemehekis
28 Oct 2020 05:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 68026

Re: Weird Dream Thread

The way I see it, there are three types of dreams. . . . The third type of dreams would be cinematic dreams . In these dreams, your attention is focused outwards, yet you don't interact with the outer world of your dream. Rather, you watch and listen to something happening -- just like watching a T...
by Khemehekis
28 Oct 2020 03:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Talking about Shaleyan morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Talking about Shaleyan morphosyntactic alignment

So . . . my conlang Shaleyan has a split-S system. Subjects come before the verb, and objects come afterwards (SVO). With intransitive verbs: Anika waphan. Anika smile Anika smiles. Wana lepus aken. pass_away old man The old man passed away. Transitive verbs follow the old familiar SVO pattern when ...
by Khemehekis
24 Oct 2020 16:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 24520

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Happy twenty-third, Shimobaatar! As the fortune cookie goes: "May you live in interesting times". Isn't that a bad thing? "Interesting times" refers to things like rebellions, famines, general upheaval. It's "uninteresting times" that's the good one, isn't it? That's how Pratchett ended up using it...
by Khemehekis
24 Oct 2020 09:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 24520

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Happy twenty-third, Shimobaatar! As the fortune cookie goes: "May you live in interesting times".
by Khemehekis
24 Oct 2020 09:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 353
Views: 45518

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

For what it worths, I do actually read this thread and so appreciate the Damta updates! (Also hope the stress in your life reduces soon, brblues! [+1] I just added all the content words from the example sentences in this post that were missing from my Txabao dictionary. EDIT : On an insomniac night...
by Khemehekis
24 Oct 2020 08:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 68026

Re: Weird Dream Thread

The way I see it, there are three types of dreams. The Landau Sieve of Dreams. Interactive // Introverted // Cinematic I'd hazard the guesstimate that most if not all of my dreams are interactive to a greater or lesser degree. Even those where something like song writing or story telling is involve...