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by Herra Ratatoskr
Sun May 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 71678

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

I will soon be watching one of my favorite so-dumb-it's-amazing movies ever. I finally broke down and bought my own copy and it came with a free digital download that's coming down the wires as I type.
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sun May 14, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: North Germanic in Ireland and Scotland
Replies: 43
Views: 6090

Re: North Germanic in Ireland and Scotland

Oh, cool. I actually feel kind of silly now for not noticing it showing up where Old Norse showed u-umlaut. I guess I was having trouble breaking out of Old Irish mode, where I've seen L used to mark that a word triggers lentition, even though you said you weren't doing mutations.
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sun May 14, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Øynduyska - A Germanic Language
Replies: 65
Views: 9734

Re: Øynduyska - A Germanic Language

Thank you! Your own West Saxon has continually nudged me back in the direction of Germanic conlanging, so this is in large part all your fault... Wow, I'm honored (I think :)) Unfortunately, the diachronic stuff is at present just a massive, convoluted, loophole-blighted SCA sound change list, and ...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sat May 13, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 75320

Re: Venting thread

Tomorrow will be the second mother's day since Mum's passing and I'm a bit unnerved at how "raw" everything is suddenly feeling. I guess since it wasn't the first time I had my guard down and it snuck in. Gonna have to watch out for father's day next month.
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sat May 13, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Øynduyska - A Germanic Language
Replies: 65
Views: 9734

Re: Øynduyska - A Germanic Language

I just read through this and I just got one thing to say: "damn!". I really like the look and feel of this language; it's satisfyingly Teutonic, while still having it's own distinct feel to it. It actually kind of reminds me of Lowan in that regard. Just wondering if you have any diachronic stuff on...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sat May 13, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: North Germanic in Ireland and Scotland
Replies: 43
Views: 6090

Re: North Germanic in Ireland and Scotland

In your ending lists, what does the "L" mean? Did you explain it somewhere and I'm just blind?
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 365320

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, s

Torco wrote:that is one good picture dude
Thanks!
Pole, the wrote:So, now, the only thing you need to do is to write the novel. :D
Nah, my sorts of novels would be too genre-y to have the levels of pretentiousness that that picture warrants.
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 365320

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, s

My work has a photographer take portrait shots for our intranet profiles. Might as well share my headshot. Everyone says it looks like it belongs on the dust jacket of a novel with pretentions of depth. Can't really disagree. https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12963616_10103191911615500_2...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 75320

Re: Venting thread

So it seems like someone hacked into my brother's Gmail/Youtube account and changed the contact information, meaning that there seems to be nothing we can do to verify his identity, so his account is basically trashed. Everything we see seems to say "go through the account recovery tool. Oh, that di...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 107549

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Damn linguoboy, that's rough. It sucks when what's "best" is still pretty bad. I hope you can take care and enjoy what time you have left.
by Herra Ratatoskr
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Settings for your conlangs?
Replies: 28
Views: 6303

Re: Settings for your conlangs?

Yeah, the politics of it all and the dynastic issues are one of my main pain points. Sadly I haven't found any really good source to really let me nail down my timeline, hence the rather vague and waffling nature of it atm. Eventually I'll find some good info that will let me make a timeline that gi...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Settings for your conlangs?
Replies: 28
Views: 6303

Re: Settings for your conlangs?

I'm starting to lean more towards the rebellions in Western Mercia lead by Eadric the Wild with aid from Gwynedd and Powys being more successful, and maybe having William fall during the siege of Exeter. That would put the focus of the rebellion in the right area at least. Then, in response to Willi...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Settings for your conlangs?
Replies: 28
Views: 6303

Re: Settings for your conlangs?

The Kings of England before Harold Godwinson were actually the closest descendants of the Kings of Wessex, so the rebellion seems a bit unlikely. Harold Godwinson himself was Earl of Wessex (his father was instaled by the Danes) before becoming King of England. Most likely, the English forces would...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 273079

Re: Happy Things Thread

The haul of surprisingly cheap Old/Middle English scholastic tomes I ordered online arrived today. Time to geek out!
by Herra Ratatoskr
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 75320

Re: Venting thread

jal wrote:
Herra Ratatoskr wrote:Welp, that's my venting for the day.
I forgot to respond, but I'd like to say I find it pretty admirable you're taking care of your sibblings, even if that causes your life to be something you wouldn't want it to be. Thumbs up!
Thanks man. I'm just glad to be through the weekend at this point.
by Herra Ratatoskr
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 75320

Re: Venting thread

So today is the first anniversary of my Dad passing away from a heart attack and in that year it feels like my old life has been completely obliterated. Mum passed away from her own heart issues three months later (I suspect the stress of Dad set it off), necessitating my breaking the lease on my ap...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Settings for your conlangs?
Replies: 28
Views: 6303

Re: Settings for your conlangs?

The center of my focus at the moment is set in the real world in the late fifteenth century. It's basically history as we know it with two significant differences: 1) The Azores were colonized by Proto-Indo-European-speaking peoples. Though they had developed bronze by the time they arrived in the ...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171129

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ic ha ongunnin twein Google-Docs ym Wessexisces historie. Oan haft Wessexisce lhuid ouþringen (mid dialekts!). De ouþer is ym huo da pronomen unwiendeþ, eik haft vele tablen. Bein zind reihte nulldoune, þeih wurking geat! I've started two Google Docs about West Saxon's history. One has West Saxon s...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171129

Re: Help your conlang fluency

k1234567890y wrote:fillaicht bedurfen wir meire Sadjiwan-artige kunstspraache.
/fɪllaɪxt bdʊrfən ʋɪr me:r sadʒɪʋanartigə kʊnʃtʃprɑ:xə/
maybe we need more Sajiwan-like conlangs.
Zouþlij. Ne nabbeþ we tou vele welldoune con-crejols
Right on. We don't have too many well done con-creoles.
by Herra Ratatoskr
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171129

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Of course we're interested! Not posting until you have something complete means you'll never return (since conlangs are never done) :(. Ic will habbe an vull skets toposten. Min ildre þreades starfen nulldoune ond ne me likte shardne posting oane. I want to have a full sketch to post. My older thre...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Archaisms and curiosities in well-known language families
Replies: 31
Views: 5217

Re: Archaisms and curiosities in well-known language familie

In terms of retentions, distinct conjugational classes for verbs in Highest Alemmanic (e.g. Pomattertitsch ich wärfä vs ich machu ). I've heard this before, but haven't found much information on it outside of some brief references. Do you have any English or German sources that cover this in detail...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171129

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ne nis min Wessexisce speice deade (jif jo intressert oa), þeih jit nuo nabbe ic inouh toposten. Ne scal ic poste oþ ic habbe ouht vulldoun My West Saxon language isn't dead (if y'all are still interested), but right now I don't have enough to post. I'm not going to post until I have something comp...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Archaisms and curiosities in well-known language families
Replies: 31
Views: 5217

Re: Archaisms and curiosities in well-known language familie

In terms of retentions, distinct conjugational classes for verbs in Highest Alemmanic (e.g. Pomattertitsch ich wärfä vs ich machu ). I've heard this before, but haven't found much information on it outside of some brief references. Do you have any English or German sources that cover this in detail...
by Herra Ratatoskr
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 273079

Re: Happy Things Thread

I went to go see Evil Dead: the Musical last night and it was awesome.