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by Daistallia
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kadimanrio
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Kadimanrio

WeepingElf wrote:Sure. Sorry.
:)
by Daistallia
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kadimanrio
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Kadimanrio

Pretty sure both of you understood what I meant. Can we stop derailing this?
by Daistallia
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kadimanrio
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Kadimanrio

Giving Kadimanrio a brush up and putting it online. Grammar is a mix of a priori and a posteriori. Vocab is primarily a priori and loosely based mainly on German, French, and Spanish. This originally started as an imagined creole of the above three developed in a 18/19th C. Louisiana with a much lar...
by Daistallia
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: World Building/Non-linguistic Resources
Replies: 79
Views: 32848

Re: World Building/Non-linguistic Resources

I'm moving the page, for reasons explained elsewhere. Spread the word.

New link: https://daistallia.neocities.org/links.html
by Daistallia
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: World Building/Non-linguistic Resources
Replies: 79
Views: 32848

Re: World Building/Non-linguistic Resources

Just went through and added a bunch of stuff.

http://gauzstien.angelfire.com/links.html
by Daistallia
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: History of your Conworlds?
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: History of your Conworlds?

Karero wrote:I have one word for you: Tekumel
:)

The "forgoten Tolkien" is wastly underrated!
by Daistallia
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Some questions about the moon
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: Some questions about the moon

Distance is the biggie missing from the above explanations. Move the moon much further in, and you'll put it inside the Roche limit, where it'll be torn apart and form a ring system. Move it further out and the tidal force (difference in the effect of gravity of a body on the two sides of another bo...
by Daistallia
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 288489

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Excellent - thanks both of you. :)
by Daistallia
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: World Building/Non-linguistic Resources
Replies: 79
Views: 32848

Re: World Building/Non-linguistic Resources

It's been a while since this got a bump.
by Daistallia
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 288489

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

I'm having trouble finding anything on the genesis of triphthongs.so, two questions: 1) Can someone give me a short, simple overview of how triphthongs are generated? 2) With a inventory of /i a u/ for short pure vowels, /i: a: u:/ for long ones, /w j/ for semivowels, and /iw iu aj ai au aw uj/ for ...
by Daistallia
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 288489

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

For getting some aspirated and ejective stops and tone, do these changes work? unvoiced stop > aspirated stop/_long vowel unvoiced stop > aspirated stop/_/h/ unvoiced stop > ejective stop/_ /ʔ/ V: > V high tone VV > V low tone The protolang has long vowels, allows VV, with a glottal interruption bet...
by Daistallia
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Absurdist conculturing
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: Absurdist conculturing

I expect it'd be a lot like Discordianism (Hail Eris!) or the Church of the Subgenius (In Bob Dobbs we trust!).
by Daistallia
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Preindustrial steampunk island
Replies: 19
Views: 2809

Re: Preindustrial steampunk island

Paper money doesn't explode if it gets dampened.

Any who, the idea was more like Chinese ghost money.
by Daistallia
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Tolkienian fantasy
Replies: 21
Views: 4965

Re: Tolkienian fantasy

Dennis L. McKiernan's The Iron Tower - it's a close enough knock off to be accused of plagiarism. I'm actually surprised he wasn't sued by JRRT's estate.
by Daistallia
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Non-Tolkienian fantasy
Replies: 61
Views: 9793

Re: Non-Tolkienian fantasy

A few others of note:

The Borderland series was a nice punk feeling urban fantasy UA series back in the 80s.

And a huge gapping hole is Robert Howard's Hyborian works, especially the Conan stories.
by Daistallia
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Non-Tolkienian fantasy
Replies: 61
Views: 9793

Re: Non-Tolkienian fantasy

Anne McCaffrey's Pern is arguably fantasy and certainly not Tolkienian. I went through a period in my teens when I loved everything from Anne McCaffrey. I've since tried rereading some of them though and somehow they've gotten much worse in the last 15 - 20 years. Haven't read any of it in years my...
by Daistallia
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Non-Tolkienian fantasy
Replies: 61
Views: 9793

Re: Non-Tolkienian fantasy

At risk of annoying people with further self-pimping, people may also find my 60 Influential Figures in Fantasy series of posts relevant to the topic. It's essentially a history of the fantasy genre (from the late 19th century on) via some of the most influential names. Plus associated reading list...
by Daistallia
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Non-Tolkienian fantasy
Replies: 61
Views: 9793

Re: Non-Tolkienian fantasy

Jessica Salmonson, C.J.Cherryh, Lian Hearn, and Barry Hughart, among others, have all written Asian themed fantasy. Glen Cook and Steven Brust used European cultures as foundations for non-Tolkienian fantasy. MAR Barker is IMHO the anti-Tolkien. Raymond Fiest popularized his world, even if he ripped...
by Daistallia
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kool map game
Replies: 369
Views: 44553

Re: Kool map game

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/gauzstien/funmap2_zps6c68e9dc.png Billy Smith's Locker is an underwater realm inhabited by a large population of slightly naughty animated underpants, all once owned by a kid from Macon Georgia (a suburb of Tbilisi) named Jim-Bob- Saakashvili. Nobody knows wh...
by Daistallia
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kool map game
Replies: 369
Views: 44553

Re: Kool map game

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/gauzstien/Eddy/funmap_zpsad7dcae0.png The People's Republic of People is a country full of people. It was founded by some people. The main export is people. The cuisine of the PRP consits entierly of Soylent Green. The government is a one party dictatorship r...
by Daistallia
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Latest maps
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Re: Latest maps

Precisely. And I do remember someone aaaaages ago posting maps of a conworld that were basically those of the Earth from the Carboniferous (or something), so I didn't know if this was a reincarnation of that or a different project completely. Different project completely. Okay. :D Indeed it is comp...
by Daistallia
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Latest maps
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Re: Latest maps

Dark red is tropical rainforest. There is no seasonal or monsoon rainforest due to the low axial tilt. The orange is a climate with no exact equivalent. It's savanna-like, but with year-round rainfall. (But not quite dry enough to be steppe.) The east coast mid-green is humid subtropical. The tan/be...
by Daistallia
Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Latest maps
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Re: Latest maps

How did you create that Mollewide projection? And the other non square projections? I can't comment on climate either as I don't have a reference key. But I like the work you've done, it looks pretty good. It's a NASA program that you can download free - see the link in the resources linked in my s...
by Daistallia
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Latest maps
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Latest maps

As usual, a work in progress. http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/gauzstien/Gwazstien/Gwazstien_zps527eaf8e.png http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/gauzstien/Gwazstien/Gwazstien_zps527eaf8e.png~original http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/gauzstien/Gwazstien/Gwazstiengraticle_zps75d2a9d2...