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by Curan Roshac
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The West Saxon Scratchpad (Formerly the West Saxon Thread)
Replies: 136
Views: 17975

Re: The West Saxon Thread (Now Showing: Stress!)

Herra Ratatoskr's West Saxon has me pondering what the effects would have been had the sons of Canute the Great reigned for longer and thus a Danish dynasty had come to rule England and Scandinavia for a more extensive period of time (say, early to mid-1000's thru the 12th and 13th centuries, prehap...
by Curan Roshac
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Yet Another English Spelling Reform Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 12033

Re: Yet Another English Spelling Reform Thread

I have actually sketched some ideas for a reformed spelling that almost satisfies me. The main problems lie in how to handle that pesky schwa. I have not yet found a way of writing it that really clicks for me. One the one hand, I have tried assigning the sound to an existing vowel letter (either "...
by Curan Roshac
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Yet Another English Spelling Reform Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 12033

Re: Yet Another English Spelling Reform Thread

In my opinion, it would kind of take away from English to reform its spelling and make it regular. It has rules, as Zompist proved. Maybe I should have worded that. A great deal of English spelling has rules, but due to the borrowing of many words, the rules might as well be invalidated. Apart from...
by Curan Roshac
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Yet Another English Spelling Reform Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 12033

Re: Yet Another English Spelling Reform Thread

Has anyone ever considered a spelling reform that marks stress? Not that I have seen. Ey secund ðat. Ðe problem wiþ Ingliš speling rieform is ðat deyulekts difer tue muč; it bikums a mater of čuzing wič wun tu yuze az a baesis, and ðis nesisaerili miens exkluding uðers. A lot of vaerients ðat siem ...
by Curan Roshac
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Effects of higher gravity
Replies: 33
Views: 3204

Re: Effects of higher gravity

Ever hear about Korpiklaani? "Wooden Pints" is my favorite song by them.

Anyway, yes, some handwavium is required to make my story work. This is a fact of Sci-Fi, especially the hybrid Space Opera-Cyberpunk universe I'm leading the creation on.
by Curan Roshac
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Effects of higher gravity
Replies: 33
Views: 3204

Re: Effects of higher gravity

This is a concern that I have had with my conworld, since I plan on having humans (biologically compatable, able to interbred producing viable and fertile offspring, thus human but not "terran"). Perhaps I don't wish to deviate too far from Earth norms.
by Curan Roshac
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: A History of the Future
Replies: 54
Views: 4888

Re: A History of the Future

Hans Rosling? I'll give it a look next time I'm at the library, college or community.
by Curan Roshac
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: A History of the Future
Replies: 54
Views: 4888

Re: A History of the Future

And how is the situation with trains in the late 21th? Has a tunnel under the Bering Strait been constructed?
by Curan Roshac
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: A History of the Future
Replies: 54
Views: 4888

Re: A History of the Future

I have a question for Sal: Have you, for your future history, given any thought to the return of animal power as a low(er) cost alternative to automobiles for short distances and light utility work? I am inspired by your work and I might incorporate elements of it in a group project I'm involved wit...
by Curan Roshac
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Flags
Replies: 396
Views: 40360

Re: Flags

Mesner Fields, or so I'ven been told, can be employed that way.
by Curan Roshac
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: A History of the Future
Replies: 54
Views: 4888

Re: A History of the Future

I've heard him characterized as black on TV or something, but I defer to the perspective of a stater. I, myself, find him blackish. Going off the Wikipedia pictures, I'd say he looks white. Blackish facial structure, yes, but he's pale enough to override that. The term used to be "pass-for-white". ...
by Curan Roshac
Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: A History of the Future
Replies: 54
Views: 4888

Re: A History of the Future

I actually find most of Sals predictions plausable except the sudden and violent fragmentation of India. I would have expected, I don't know, India being used as a proxy by Canada and the US (maybe Russia and the EU as well) against China (or perhaps the Russians and the EU ally with China instead. ...
by Curan Roshac
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: A History of the Future
Replies: 54
Views: 4888

Re: A History of the Future

I'll be looking it over in greater detail but a total lack of a space elevator was most striking. Or talk of a tunnel under the Bering Strait (allowing travel from Paris to New York by rail inside of a week to compete with rising airfares). But I guess the later contradicts the weakening of globaliz...
by Curan Roshac
Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Labial to Dental sound change question
Replies: 26
Views: 1896

Re: Labial to Dental sound change question

Nortaneous wrote:I'm not ɘntirɘly surɘ what you think you're doing.
Eh? That is a vowel, we were speaking about consonants.
by Curan Roshac
Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Labial to Dental sound change question
Replies: 26
Views: 1896

Re: Labial to Dental sound change question

That looks like four phases of sound changes. Definately not something that would happen "over night". Definitely not. It'd probably take several centuries to complete; I think that's how long the Slavic /k/ > /ts/ palatalization took, anyway. But as long as it doesn't katamari up any existing phon...
by Curan Roshac
Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Labial to Dental sound change question
Replies: 26
Views: 1896

Re: Labial to Dental sound change question

That looks like four phases of sound changes. Definately not something that would happen "over night".

/ts/ is, crap, I ought to know this one.
by Curan Roshac
Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Labial to Dental sound change question
Replies: 26
Views: 1896

Re: Labial to Dental sound change question

I'll have to consult the IPA chart again, I don't recognize /c/.
by Curan Roshac
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Labial to Dental sound change question
Replies: 26
Views: 1896

Labial to Dental sound change question

Yeah, I mean /p/ or /b/ undergoing a change into /t/ or /d/. Attested?
by Curan Roshac
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: South Eresian (with a bit of grammar!)
Replies: 52
Views: 6003

Re: South Eresian (looks like Tengwar?)

When printed, it looks like Aurukbesh(sp?), but then morphs into a Tengwar-Aurukbesh hybrid when cursive.

I kinda like it.
by Curan Roshac
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Culture statistics resources
Replies: 60
Views: 4840

Re: Culture statistics resources

------------ To begin with the question you address: you quote Curan speaking, and then say what Curan said, but what you quote and what you say he said don't seem that related. I don't know what Curan meant, but if he meant to say what you said he said, he said it very poorly indeed, as I don't be...
by Curan Roshac
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Culture statistics resources
Replies: 60
Views: 4840

Re: Culture statistics resources

To not contribute to derailing this thread, can you explain over PM what you understand "disingenious" to mean? I understand it to mean reflexive and underthought.
by Curan Roshac
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Culture statistics resources
Replies: 60
Views: 4840

Re: Culture statistics resources

Saying that seems just as disingenious to me as blurting out an ethnocentrism.
by Curan Roshac
Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Culture statistics resources
Replies: 60
Views: 4840

Re: Culture statistics resources

Radagast wrote:It is pretty common in most hunter gatherer cultures yes.
I wonder what the underlying cause would be for this effect. Most "answers" that are given to the aforementioned meme strike me as conjectural at best.
by Curan Roshac
Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Con-Weapons
Replies: 39
Views: 7075

Re: Con-Weapons

According to Google:

gravity on earth = 9.80665 m / s2
by Curan Roshac
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Con-Weapons
Replies: 39
Views: 7075

Re: Con-Weapons

Cool narrative. Ditto what Torco said: that APC is a spam oven. As for my con-people's weapons, where should I begin? Small-arms, light weapons, starship armaments? Yeah I feared that would be the case. The actual design of the SHZ is fairly new in my works, and the model doesn't even have a worked...