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It's interesting that while your dream is obviously Bible based, the rat and the ox are the first two animals in Chinese astrology.
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elemtilas wrote: 12 Mar 2021 17:30 In search of the apple pie no doubt!
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LinguistCat wrote: 12 Mar 2021 20:32 It's interesting that while your dream is obviously Bible based, the rat and the ox are the first two animals in Chinese astrology.
I was thinking about that after I woke up. A combination of cultural traditions, as my dreams often are. The Year of the Ox was big news when it began earlier in 2021.

I was thinking of making that into a Kankonian creation myth, changing Adam to Khari, the first male human on Kankonia, but then I remembered that the Kankonians had never domesticated the cow, so ancient Kankonians wouldn't've known about oxen. Maybe it can be a creation myth on some other planet with a human bioswath . . . or maybe a culture on Damta.
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Mar 16

We were being driven across a bridge perhaps about thirty miles long, enclosed on all four sides, but made of a metallic lattice material such that the surrounding ocean water was visible on all four sides. It looked something like http://pabappa.com/pics/fish/tuxie.jpg and http://pabappa.com/pics/fish/tuxie2.jpg but was the same on all sides. But the person who had set up our trip had hired a chef to drive the vehicle, and he clearly was not up to the job.

Twice within the dream we ended up on top of the bridge ... that is to say, we were on top of the tube, such that if we drove too far to one side we would fall into the ocean. The first time, he was also going backwards at the time, and I remember thinking of it as happening three times because during his first attempt to get us back inside the tube he actually got us even further off course and almost ran into the water.

The dream passed into a stage where I was complaining with the other passengers about his driving skills, and it was revealed he had been hired by a woman .... though not his wife or any close relative of his .... solely because he was a very good cook, and had apparently worked in space at some point and used that as his qualification for how to drive the vehicle. We had thus arrived safely, although somewhat late, and didn't want to return to our homes in the same manner.

This may have been the same dream that later involved a sort of card game, in which various people were being mentioned, two of whom were notorious for hating the other characters, including each other. One of them with the name Mel___ was being described as being the worst, and he could not understand the metaphor of backstabbing, as he presented the other unlovable person with a ceramic showing the two of them making friends, with a knife suspended in an area of gelatin surrounding both of them (these were somewhat like lava lamps). Yet the host then moved on and said that neither of them could compare in any way to Romney, by which he meant the real Mitt Romney, who was also a playable character in this card game. Romney was not as interesting as the other two .... he merely had swindled his consitutents out of billions of dollars by accepting bribes from donors, and retained all of this money after his retirement from the Senate. There was an illustration of Romney after he was voted out office, still with his billions of dollars, and the host said "Why can't I drown in this?" because Romney in this particular illustration was being drawn as if to elicit sympathy.

Mar 17
At a Chinese restaurant in a school-like building. I remember being glad that we had two Chinese restaurants on campus, and they were quite different from each other.

This dream was quite long and I wont type it all up here unless I come back to edit this post later .... mostly Im posting this to point out that during the middle of the dream, the computerized menu malfunctioned, turning entirely into Greek. It was a lot like what had happened in this dream, but I was unaware of the irony, and the dream continued on for quite some time after this scene. I remember the exact feeling "I just dreamt about this sort of thing, and now it's happening" .... it shows that in my dreams, I rarely if ever realize that I'm dreaming. And in a few cases, at least with the more mundane dreams, I wake up thinking they were real and don't realize it until hours later.
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In my dream, my father drove a collision because he saw a shiny Mew (a terribly rare Pokémon) and he had to catch it quickly or it would disappear.
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I dreamt of going to church and being admired by a group of old friends that I had completely forgotten. Now that I think of it, they might have been strangers posing as old friends, but they found my watch that I lost at the swimming pool and told me that I could probably get it fixed. Also, in my dreams people usually don't speak, but I explicitely remember the Spanish word 'reloj' from this dream.
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I really want to get back to writing in my dream diary, but I just lost interest. Anyway ....

Jul 14

A large white duck had broken into my parents' house, and even after I shooed it out the front door, I was only able to keep it out by closing the door in such a way that it was also difficult for people to get in. I think I had to place heavy weights in front of the door such that the duck could not push through, and humans only barely could. And even then, the duck could follow people in. It was about waist high, but with the proportions of a typical duck, and therefore quite large and strong. I was even worried it would break through the glass screen when it realized it wouldn't be able to push its way through like a human would.

Anyway I soon realized that the duck was here to collect taxes in order to fund health insurance, because our family had almost but not completely paid those taxes. I learned this by reading a card of some sort (I cant remember whether the medium of the "card" was paper, electronic, or indistinct.... sometimes in my dreams the two blend seamlessly together). At the bottom of the card was another graph suggesting (though not confirming) that we were also going to be paying taxes to fund healthcare in Australia, and that perhaps this was just the beginning of a plan in which our tax money would be funding healthcare for the entire world.

This seemingly turned my mother into a conservative. Realizing that she had suddenly spun around just because of this one issue, I spent much of the rest of the dream cynically explaining to her why we needed to welcome in the duck and cooperate so we could fund the healthcare programs without regard for where the money is coming from. But as I was doing this, I was doing other things I don't quite remember. Soon enough I was outside by the swimming pool, which had flooded so much from recent rains that it was under three feet of water. The house was on higher ground and had not flooded, and in fact, we were not greatly inconvenienced by the flood, since we could still swim in the pool area, and for all practical purposes we merely had a much larger swimming pool than before. But I knew that the pump was not designed to run underwater, since there would be no way to push water into water, and I had an argument with a woman who insisted on running the pump even so. A former co-worker of mine was also in the pool area, and the water was almost over her head, and many other people were also there, but they were all indistinct except for my mother and the former co-worker.
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Sounds like a Wednesday.
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I was outside on a high porch quite similar to my parents' house's backyard porch, and I was eating an Asian rice and noodle dish that had sand mixed in as an ingredient. I was surprised at how delicious the sand was, and marveled over the fact that I was freely eating sand instead of refusing it because there might be spiders crawling in there. It was then that I thought of White Joneser and Gen-X Red Zoners eating sand.

I thought about how people born in the seventies and later were more "modern" than people born in the sixties and earlier, the latter of whom were more conservative and boorish. Then I heard a Madonna song and thought about how Madonna, a bisexual eccentric born in 1958 (making her a Joneser) was an exception.

It was a Madonna song I had heard before. I heard the part about a flower that had four fires starting inside it, which was some kind of metaphor.

I was now in a grocery store, and was watching the parts from the music video for this song play out. I was in the greeting card section, and heard a line about how "I like writing, and you like reading books" directed towards Madonna's lover. I saw the greeting card for this line of the song, which, as shown in the music video, had a boy's face and a girl's face pointing out in opposite directions from a big median heart on the front of the greeting card.

The next few lines were about safety. Each line appeared on its own greeting card, in red block letters with black outline. I was amazed how they actually had so many greeting cards with lines from this Madonna song. As I moved to the right in this greeting card aisle, I read each one as the music played. Some snakes were referenced in this song, and red poisonous snakes appeared. I was amazed that the store was allowed to have snakes in it without the snakes getting euthanized or at least moved to a nature reserve. I was afraid one of these snakes was going to bite and poison me or someone I cared about. Then I woke up.
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I dreamed that I was in a lake or near a lake, and there was a former classmate I recognized with waist-length hair in braids and I grabbed onto one of her braids as I got out. Pointlessly sexualized dreams.
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There was a position in American football called nuen, theoretically pronounced as IPA /'nju:ən/ ("even in America"), but with the colloquial pronunciation /'ju:ən/ being much more common. It was a bad thing, a term for either a coach or a quarterback who didnt do their job, and all I remember is a fan saying something in a happy voice like "you know, I havent seen any nuens" (on this team).

Fans generally agreed that nuens didn't exist in modern-day American football, which might mean that the term had a very specific definition, rather than being a general-purpose insult, but this is all I remember of the dream.
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The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person forms for the verb were:

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I remember a snippet of an -r but Im calling this corrupt because Im pretty sure I was by this time thinking of the word tornado .

The part I like is that these are believable cognates of the existing pronominal prefixes in the Tapilula language, which is the parent language of most of my languages, and therefore is where this fits best (since the daughters are well supplied by person markers already). the existing prefixes are 1p na- 2p gə- and 3p uses its classifier prefix.

these therefore could relate to the suffixes since 2p gə- is a grammatical alternant of ə- and /ə/ assimilates to a neighboring /o/. Then, /-n/ would have come from an earlier -/nə/ (different schwa, because a different stage of the language) and this would need to have turned into /a/ at some stage perhaps by a rule like /əa/ > /ʲa/ > /a/ (there is a preexisting alternation between /a/ and /i/ which could have come from schwa, and /nʲ/ > /n/ is also a preexisting sound change in this language).

another coincidence is that already means "be" but this isnt quite as interesting because i could just as easily have picked any other 1 syllable CV verb even in my sleep.
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I was watching the original Ecco the Dolphin played out but there were some subtle changes .... it was the intro screen, where everything is seemingly happy and the world is a paradise where harmful objects are easily dealt with ..... that much was in common with the real game. There were also humans in this game, playing with and among the dolphins, and I remember being mildly annoyed at the way the humans were portrayed as exotic attractions, .... since the game is dolphin-centric, humans look clumsy, delicate, and out of place to them. Nevertheless that scene was brief and the storyline progressed more or as less as in the original game.

soon one of the dolphins said, "hey! hey! undipas-my-phone!" to the player, echoing the original game where one dolphin mentions to the player about a place called the Undercaves. In this dream, however, the dolphins all had social media access and even managed to make use of smartphones. This dolphin was calling on the others to visit a hashtag (either #undipas-my-phone or just #undipas) to watch the dolphin leap into the air and then land in another pool of water called Undipas. The Undipas scene also featured a throng of humans swimming upwards, as if they expected to be able to leap high in the air along with the dolphins in order to reach Undipas.

I typically only post dreams with some connection to conlanging ... in this dream, the connection is small but present. "Undipas" obviously reflects the original level name of Undercaves, and in the dream I remember believing that pas was a French word meaning "below" or "down", which makes sense because I first encountered the chiptunes of this game in French and therefore learned some of the level names in French too. But after I was awake for a while I realized pas means "below" in Play, not in French. It's also likely that I had some subconscious influence from looking at a list of words in the Dolphin Rider language, including several possible words I could use to mean underwear, especially given that the humans in this dream were living and swimming right alongside the dolphins and were wearing swimsuits not much different in appearance than colored underwear.
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