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Hello, I'm Mind-Like-A-Sieve. Though I have been dabbling with many conworlders for years now, I am still just a beginner myself. I've have been for many years a fan of history, anthropology and -partially- linguistics. I came here to exchange ideas and find inspiration in other people's creations, like anyone else here does I'm sure.
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Welcome to the board!
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Hi, I'm Aliencadaver (or AC, or just Z)! At the moment I've got one conculture for a region known in-universe as the Opaline City, which serves as a major setting for the story and characters that I'm developing and hope to someday turn into either a comic or a novel with illustrations. I also have the beginnings of a conlang for the Opaline City region, known as the Flowering Speech. All are still in need of heavy development, and I also need to start building the other cultures of this setting in earnest. I'm heavily invested in worldbuilding partly because I love to do it, and partly because I feel that well-built worlds lend themselves to better characterization and better plots. (You may see me use 'Tauhrelian' to refer to things from my world/the world itself, and even that's just a placeholder derived from the main character's family name, Tauhrelil.)

Anyway, I'm here because I feel like it's a good place to learn a lot, and I also think it's cool to see the work others are doing! Other than conworlding and conlanging, some of my interests include art and writing, occasional woodworking, and playing the same two video games over and over*. I love fantasy, horror, and sci-fi media (though I strongly prefer soft/social sci-fi and science fantasy to hard sci-fi).

*Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas.
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aliencadaver wrote: 23 Jan 2022 23:45 Hi, I'm Aliencadaver (or AC, or just Z)! At the moment I've got one conculture for a region known in-universe as the Opaline City, which serves as a major setting for the story and characters that I'm developing and hope to someday turn into either a comic or a novel with illustrations. I also have the beginnings of a conlang for the Opaline City region, known as the Flowering Speech. All are still in need of heavy development, and I also need to start building the other cultures of this setting in earnest. I'm heavily invested in worldbuilding partly because I love to do it, and partly because I feel that well-built worlds lend themselves to better characterization and better plots. (You may see me use 'Tauhrelian' to refer to things from my world/the world itself, and even that's just a placeholder derived from the main character's family name, Tauhrelil.)

Anyway, I'm here because I feel like it's a good place to learn a lot, and I also think it's cool to see the work others are doing! Other than conworlding and conlanging, some of my interests include art and writing, occasional woodworking, and playing the same two video games over and over*. I love fantasy, horror, and sci-fi media (though I strongly prefer soft/social sci-fi and science fantasy to hard sci-fi).

*Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas.
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So, on the web, I'm Nel Fie. That's the name, right there.
I took an interest in conlanging about a year ago, and dove deep into learning more about it around November last year (2021), reading and consuming as many free resources as I could find (not limited to but including binging almost the entirety of the Conlangery podcast). I'm entering the field from the artistic frontier rather than the linguistic side - I draw, paint, write stories, poetry, play instruments and make music as well as bunch of other things.
At time of writing, I have two ongoing conlang projects, though both still very much in the starting boxes insofar that I'm still figuring out the phonology.

That aside, I'm a native speaker of (A) swabian/swabianized german (B) belgianized french (C) fluent in english (having learned most of it through british TV and the internet), and have (D) an early-beginner understanding of russian (self-taught).

For the time being, I'll probably stick to asking a lot of "stupid" questions to fill gaps in my currently very limited knowledge in all matters conlanging and linguistics, and perhaps help out over at the german and french learning threads, if need be.
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Welcome to the board!
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Thank you! I appreciate the greeting.
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Hi, all. I'm pachelbel, they/them, amateur worldbuilder and conlanger since c.a. 2015. I came here from the CWS discord.
Most of my langs are set in my main universe, 35000 years in a future where genetically modified humans have terraformed and colonized thousands of Earthlike and super-Earth planets across the Milky Way galaxy:
[*] Standard Bodin/Carebin, Moshrang, and Parinawun, spoken on the planet Boden orbiting the red giant Clespix. All are VSO, direct alignment, & synthetic and have an imperative pronoun distinct from the normal 2 pronoun
[*] Aeolian, spoken on the planet Aeolia/Ajoljy by bat-winged people. OSV, tripartite, extremely fusional, no nasals or labials, revered/neutral/profane noun classes, no voiced/unvoiced distinction
[*] Alsoran Common/Thos·ii, interplanetary trade language of the Alsora area of space. Free word order, fluid-S alignment, isolating, uses the interpunct to mark syllable boundaries
A couple others are spoken by societies of the Cave Angels, humanoid aliens with very unhumanoid vocal tracts and a gender-quaternary based on termites, on a tidally locked exoplanet:
[*] CVA (placeholder name) - ergative, VOS/VP word order, negatives and questions are expressed as OVS/PV, many clicks
[*] iuthJhili! - consonantal roots, lot of syllabic consonants, noun incorporation
And lastly, spoken/signed by a colony of sapient cats (yes I was a warrior cats kid) living in and around a Greek ruin based on Ephesus:
[*] Ruins Cats' language - combination signed and spoken (meowed?) language, topic-comment structure, extremely messy romanization because I can't come up with a good way to denote sounds and motions simultaneously
Edit: No idea why the bullet points aren't working.
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Welcome to the board, pachelbel!

Regarding the bullet points, I think they have to be formatted as part of a "list". So, [*] by itself doesn't do anything special, but when "surrounded" by [ list ] and [ /list ] (without the extra spaces that I've put), it comes out looking more like:
  • This.
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Welcome, Pachelbel!

I'm guessing by your choice of screenname that you are a classical music aficionado? If so, you might want to talk about classical music with Salmoneus (an MVP!) and KaiTheHomoSapien on this board.
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Thanks for the welcome, both of you!
  • And I'll keep that in mind re: bullet points.
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