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by Glenn
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Non-Tolkienian fantasy
Replies: 61
Views: 9793

Re: Non-Tolkienian fantasy

Ketumak wrote:Welcome back, Glenn, and thanks for the recommends.
Thanks! As I noted, I have been following activity on the board, even though I rarely contribute anymore.
by Glenn
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Non-Tolkienian fantasy
Replies: 61
Views: 9793

Re: Non-Tolkienian fantasy

I have been enjoying this thread (as well as taking a few tips for future reading). It seems that many of the works people have been bringing up as non-Tolkienian (or more broadly, non-medievalish-epic-fantasy) have fallen into the following categories: (a) works based on non-European cultures; (b) ...
by Glenn
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: What's your favorite thing about your conlang?
Replies: 53
Views: 7673

Re: What's your favorite thing about your conlang?

Jumping into this thread a little later than planned: I've recently written a post on my grammar blog about verb nominalizations, and how the nominalizations can take subjects and objects, as verbs are conjugated before they are nominalized. Ex: Sgẃscogudatha telívyta mie. sgẃsc-o-g-u-da-tha telív-y...
by Glenn
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Things that could have been invented earlier
Replies: 68
Views: 10047

Just reviving this thread for a moment: In the Akana conworld, I have considered the question of the technology of the iron-age Xshali people, and one thing I'd like to try doing is having them develop more applications of the screw earlier than we did. Given that a lot of necessary circumstances ca...
by Glenn
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The West Saxon Scratchpad (Formerly the West Saxon Thread)
Replies: 136
Views: 17975

I continue to be impressed with what I've seen of West Saxon and the work you've put into it; as noted before, I look forward to seeing actual West Saxon texts when they become available.

p@ (a deep bow with a flourish),
Glenn
by Glenn
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Is the core - oblique distinction universal?
Replies: 24
Views: 4803

I followed this thread with interest (although some of the concepts discussed are ones that I'm still getting my head around), but above all, I wanted to thank Chris for including the link to Mithun's handout in his original post; I had wondered how a language like Mohawk handled some of these const...
by Glenn
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: LCK Book
Replies: 282
Views: 25262

I just received my copy of the LCK (as a birthday present from my wife) and look forward to reading it. 8)

p@,
Glenn
by Glenn
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The West Saxon Scratchpad (Formerly the West Saxon Thread)
Replies: 136
Views: 17975

Just a quick note: I wanted to say that I have been increasingly impressed with what I've seen of West Saxon, and wanted to note especially the info on WS syntax and word order above -- I found it both interesting and easy to follow, and a useful reminder to me of just how simplistic my own ruminati...
by Glenn
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Ilii and Space Travel
Replies: 45
Views: 7757

I realize that this thread fell by the wayside a long time ago, but I wanted to add a comment or two (and a question). I assume they've been in space and explored Almea's system a bit, but not gone into interstellar space. What made them stop, just out of interest (also, what about the implications ...
by Glenn
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Kebreni theism
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: Kebreni theism

What is it like? I can't find any information on it either in the Almeopedia or this forum, except that it's by far the most popular religion in Kebri. I’m currently catching up on my posting, and since this question was never answered… According to this comment by Mark on the old Virtual Verduria ...
by Glenn
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Question about Belshai (language)
Replies: 14
Views: 2568

I speculated about this once upon a time. According to Belshai's entry in the Almeopedia: Belšai is a multicultural state, indeed, one of the few on Ereláe without a predominant ethnic group. Half a dozen languages are spoken there— Tei and Losaynu (both Eastern languages), Dowe (Wede:i), Telandi (M...
by Glenn
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: resources
Replies: 722
Views: 188439

Here are some useful word-lists for conlangers and natlangers, that I archived on my website some time ago: http://www.annelyle.com/lang/resources.php There are also a couple of documents listing all the topic headings from "Describing Morphosyntax", which were originally posted on C&C. I might add...
by Glenn
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Where are the Almean nutball religions?
Replies: 34
Views: 8517

I recall such people existing in 19th century Russia (maybe in one of Dostoevsky's books as well). What you think of is probably the terrorist cell described in Dostoevsky's Besy (is it really called "The Possessed" in English?). Yes, but not only. The Possessed is the best-known title in English, ...
by Glenn
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean views on suicide
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

I would second this question; it's certainly an interesting issue, and not one that I'd spent much time considering with regard to Almea.

p@,
Glenn
by Glenn
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Littoral
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

Ah well, since you ask... you should see a fair amount of material on Jippirasti soon, which I'll put up on Almeopedia. Thanks; I've noted the info on Jippirasti that's already begun to appear. 8) Good to hear about your work on Xurnese and Arcel as well. Well, although northern Arcel may not be a ...
by Glenn
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Littoral
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

* makes note to revisit this in the history of Arcél... * *innocently* So how's that historical Atlas of Arcél going? :wink: Or A Diary of the Prose Wars? I also wouldn't mind seeing more information on some of the religions (Endajué, among others). (For anyone who doesn't follow Mark's work, I thi...
by Glenn
Thu May 03, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Play it again
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

I discovered Rick's Café Américain in Verduria the first time I read through Mark's site, years ago; while Almea is certainly the product of serious (and impressive) worldbuilding, I enjoy the little humorous touches as well. :wink: Incidentally, I have been following the other recent additions to t...
by Glenn
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Advertising in Verduria
Replies: 11
Views: 3646

Re: Advertising in Verduria

I had some of the same thoughts as Hans-Werner -- in addition to the fact that the model looks an awful lot like a certain perky depiction of Death... :wink:

p@,
Glenn
by Glenn
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 179
Views: 78401

I think I understand this. But a quick question about dechticaetiative systems: I have the sentence: I taught math to John. which, if I understand correctly, would be: I (agent) taught math (theme) to John (receiver.) but if I have the sentence: I taught math. would 'math' be the patient of the sen...
by Glenn
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Cartography
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

I doubt that I could, but I agree that it would be a neat thing to see. 8) Mark has already commented that Verdurian maps of the Plain generally place west at the top and east at the bottom (in part because the respective homes of the ilii and ktuvoki are in those directions), with the northward cou...
by Glenn
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Dhekhnam the Ottoman Empire
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

I've been meaning to reply to this...

I didn't see any parallels before now, but I like the idea quite a bit 8) ; it certainly helps make the ktuvoks' policy toward their subject peoples much more comprehensible for me.

p@,
Glenn
by Glenn
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Tei and the rest of Chia-Sha
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

So, to put the question differently, what language(s) is/are used in the meetings, instructions and (if they have that) communications and publications of e.g. the Belshai Road Agency? Hmm...well, the Almeopedia article on Belšai says the following: Multilingualism is common, but the two most widel...
by Glenn
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Populations of major Erelaean countries?
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

P.S. I saw that thing about Glenn being in Kazakhstan. Is it anything like Borat suggests? :D Not really :roll: ...but I suspect you knew that. :wink: I have previously pondered the population figures for Xurno and Dhekhnam (and, to a lesser extent, the other parts of Erelae), and most of my guesst...
by Glenn
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Populations of major Erelaean countries?
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

http://www.zompist.com/board/messages/362.html My first-ever post! :) Note that Mark has already corrected the number of Verdurian-speakers to 27 million in the Almeopedia, although the old figure of 55 million still remains on Virtual Verduria (or did the last time I checked). In terms of other st...
by Glenn
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 179
Views: 78401

The Wikipedia article on alignment throws out the possibility of split-P on analogy with split-S. No details though. Could work, I guess. There could be fluid-P, too. P would then align with R or T according to criteria specific to each split-P language. This reminds me of e.g., Russian, in which t...