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by Brel
Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Possible additions to Secret Dictionary of Verdurian
Replies: 27
Views: 12231

Re: Possible additions to Secret Dictionary of Verdurian

Interesting. I'd be happy to proofread the Cuzei book if you want help with that.
by Brel
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Blutmu and Cadhinorian religion
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: Blutmu and Cadhinorian religion

These areas had the highest population density; more importantly, they were the basis for the reconquest. They spread their militarized form of Caďinorian polytheism with them, and they had no tolerance for open worship of the Six Gods. So they had their own counter- blutmu going on, complete with ...
by Brel
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Blutmu and Cadhinorian religion
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: Blutmu and Cadhinorian religion

I see. That makes more sense. But in that case, the class leveling shouldn't have had such a big effect on the religion, if social classes were retained in the unoccupied areas. You can't have both!
by Brel
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Blutmu and Cadhinorian religion
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Blutmu and Cadhinorian religion

We read in the page on Cadhinorian paganism that Not surprisingly, the beliefs that emerged were an amalgamation of priestly and popular religion. Both aiďit (gods) and fantit were incorporated into the new religion, and ordinary worshippers seem to have called on both. As a partial reconciliation o...
by Brel
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Readers for "Babblers"
Replies: 4
Views: 2284

Re: Readers for "Babblers"

I finished my own reading. I think the manuscript needs a fair amount of work, but it definitely has potential. The second half of the story was stronger than the first half. I'm doing a fairly extensive commentary on the text; it will take some days to finish.
by Brel
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Readers for "Babblers"
Replies: 4
Views: 2284

Readers for "Babblers"

Hey zompist, I noticed that you said you're revising In the Land of Babblers. As I've long had an interest in Cuzei, I'd be happy to be one of your readers. I think the concept is good, and I'd like to see the results of your recent revisions.
by Brel
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Images of the mētū
Replies: 6
Views: 2571

Re: Images of the mētū

I see. Were depictions or icons of Iainos etc. ever standardized? Also, how do people feel about this in present times?
by Brel
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Images of the mētū
Replies: 6
Views: 2571

Images of the mētū

I don't know if this question has been asked before. In Cuzeian religion, and later Arašat/Eled'at, was it permissible to depict the aspects of God? If it was, how were they illustrated? If not, what sort of trouble could you get into for doing so? Is this a source of friction between Eled'e and pag...
by Brel
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Multipliers
Replies: 40
Views: 18956

Re: The Multipliers

Ah, okay.

I'm pretty in the dark about the history of math. Addition and subtraction are things we (and the uesti) can do with our fingers, but multiplication and division couldn't have become important before agriculture. Anyone have any books on the topic?
by Brel
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Multipliers
Replies: 40
Views: 18956

Re: The Multipliers

It is rumored that Munśuk is still at large, hiding in the marshes of the lower Euphrates. The King was going to send an expedition there led by his favorite prince Muku, but in fact Muku was one of the princes of the harem infiltration. It’s a tricky situation.
Euphrates?
by Brel
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Evolution on Almea
Replies: 54
Views: 15752

Re: Evolution on Almea

This post reminds me that I forgot to reply to Melend about how it was impossible to breed new traits into humans in anything less than "tens of thousands of years" (his words), despite obvious exceptions like lactase persistance and all the other traits mentioned in The 10,000-Year Explosion . And ...
by Brel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?
Replies: 20
Views: 5314

Re: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?

I'm not sure I can agree that migration to the colonies was mainly a British thing in the 19th century. Just look at South America, particularly Argentina. Not only were the Spaniards still going there, but there was also mass migration from Italy, and to a lesser extent France and Germany. I said ...
by Brel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?
Replies: 20
Views: 5314

Re: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?

Belich does not talk about that specific factor, which is an interesting possibility. However, one must remember (and this is well highlighted in his book) that mass overseas settlement in the 19th century was mainly a British thing, and more specifically an English-speaking thing--Wales was chiefly...
by Brel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?
Replies: 20
Views: 5314

Re: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?

Yes, he says that was a factor. Britain got a large peace dividend, plus undisputed control of the seas. He also says that the whole concept of settling in the colonies became much more fashionable in this period, whereas before it was seen as exile and imprisonment, something for bad or pathetic pe...
by Brel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?
Replies: 20
Views: 5314

Re: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?

Had to check on this, but I have referred to diseases of the interior of Téllinor. So that's a major factor. Interesting. Could Tellinor become a place where diseases to which Taëse people aren't immune become common though, like Central America did? (FWIW by the equivalent time period, ~1800, Euro...
by Brel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?
Replies: 20
Views: 5314

Re: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?

What I meant is that, after 1800, you don't see much British people come to North America, even on the Canadian side . You do have a couple of waves, but they are rare. The colonization of the West was mostly done by local-borns or immigrants from other countries through a process that looks more l...
by Brel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?
Replies: 20
Views: 5314

Re: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?

Whole lot of stupid in this post. Not sure where to even begin. Guess I'll take things one at a time. fucking liberals Almea is blessed; while Earth was dominated by Christianity, Erelae society is basically founded on 4 distinct religions that exclude pretty much each other : Endajué, Paganism, Ele...
by Brel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?
Replies: 20
Views: 5314

Almean Industrial Revolution... and imperialism?

It has just come to my attention that Almea actually does have an Industrial Revolution going on. Why didn't anyone tell me!? Anyway it looks like they are close to developing steamships and railroads and you know what that means. When are the countries of the South going to make ships that can cros...
by Brel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Evolution on Almea
Replies: 54
Views: 15752

Re: Evolution on Almea

That is not at all how ktuvok "mind-control" is described. There is absolutely no suggestion that their slaves have been domesticated - selective breeding would have taken tens of thousands of years. No. The speed at which genetic changes occur depends on generation time and the steepness of select...
by Brel
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Magnificent names of the past
Replies: 49
Views: 5200

Re: Magnificent names of the past

That's just plain crazy. I wonder if they planned their pregnancies to stop after the 5 vowels.... Planning pregnancies? lol I don't have the chart in front of me, but I'm pretty sure they had other daughters (and sons) who weren't part of this nifty naming system. All the colonial families had baj...
by Brel
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Magnificent names of the past
Replies: 49
Views: 5200

Re: Magnificent names of the past

I feel like women are being slighted in this (understandable, since men get the best names)

Minnie Mabel Lee Bowles

is that not the perfect little old lady name

EDIT: also, my ancestors decided to name their five daughters Ada, Eda, Ida, Oda, and Uda. Not making this up.
by Brel
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census
Replies: 356
Views: 41400

Re: ZBB Census

Age (as of this posting): 26 Gender: female Nationality: American State/Province/Other Subdivision: originally Alaska, now Washington Occupation: ESL teacher Sexual Orientation: homosexual Status: single Native Language: English Secondary Languages: none Languages I Want to Learn but Don't Have the...
by Brel
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Capital punishment
Replies: 9
Views: 4226

Re: Capital punishment

OK, some initial thoughts here: http://www.almeopedia.com/Capital_punishment I haven't thought much about methods of punishment. Thank you for your writing here. I'd be interested to know more, about methods and how it affects language and culture. Are there any groups advocating for further restri...
by Brel
Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Capital punishment
Replies: 9
Views: 4226

Re: Capital punishment

I know it's been a long time, but I would still like an answer to these questions!
by Brel
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Almean Industrial Revolution
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Re: The Almean Industrial Revolution

Sorry, I should have been more specific; I meant something more like the Second Industrial Revolution (which started in about 1870): advanced communications, travel (automobiles etc.) weapons, economic growth, medicine, demographic transition and civil rights movements, etc. I'm particularly interes...