zompist bboard

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE ONLY - see Ephemera
It is currently Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:07 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 283 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 12  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: LCK Book
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:59 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 668
Location: Nyeriborma, Elme, Melomers
So yeah, I just had to comment on that news :

http://www.zompist.com/lckbook.html

I am happy, and I might indeed buy the book, just because I appreciate zomp's work.

Now, when will Babblers come out? :P

_________________
"Ez amnar o amnar e cauč."
- Daneydzaus


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:10 am 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:45 pm
Posts: 2373
Location: Santiago de Chile
yeah, I noticed too

gratz to zomp, I might buy, too

_________________
Articles on Suenu - Amphitrite


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:28 am 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:40 pm
Posts: 1248
Location: Si'ahl
Oh my!

I'll definitely buy it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:58 am 
Sanci
Sanci
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:42 pm
Posts: 20
Location: Helsinki, Finland
15 bucks? Sold.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:37 am 
Lebom
Lebom
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 2:57 pm
Posts: 134
Location: London, UK
Congratulations on your forthcoming book, Mark! Looking forward to the semantics and pragmatics chapters already.

Good timing, too, what with the Avatar wave crashing around us.

So when are we going to see your Almea novels in print?


(Also, if Yonagu Books are using CreateSpace then a Kindle version should be no problem - both versions are created from the same file, I believe. Though for the widest coverage of hardware you'd probably need an .epub version in addition to Kindle's .azw format. $9.99 seems to be the popular pricing point for eBooks at the moment.)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:45 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:45 pm
Posts: 399
Location: Sweden
First he makes the LCK and starts a conlang community. Then he gives out the LCK in book form with four times more material and makes us all want to buy it. Zomp, you're almost a cult leader by definition. :P

You wouldn't be so kind to let us members have a little discount? :roll:

_________________
そうだ。死んでいる人も勃起することが出来る。
俺はその証だ。


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:50 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:56 pm
Posts: 522
Yay!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:03 am 
Sanci
Sanci

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:41 pm
Posts: 17
Location: Hub City, USA.
rickardspaghetti wrote:
First he makes the LCK and starts a conlang community. Then he gives out the LCK in book form with four times more material and makes us all want to buy it. Zomp, you're almost a cult leader by definition. :P

You wouldn't be so kind to let us members have a little discount? :roll:


Every follower of Zomp just HAS to buy the conlanging manifesto, to get it at discount prices is complete and utter heresy.

_________________
bricka wrote:
You aren't even using "as the LORD intended" as the LORD intended.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:18 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2002 4:43 pm
Posts: 707
Location: Three of them
A couple of questions:

- What is the significance of the cover picture?
- Will this be available through local flavours of Amazon?

_________________
Zompist's Markov generator wrote:
it was labelled" orange marmalade," but that is unutterably hideous.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:16 am 
Niš
Niš
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:39 pm
Posts: 13
Location: Freising (Germany) and Bath (UK)
bricka wrote:
Will this be available through local flavours of Amazon?

That's right! I'm definitely going to buy it, even from the US if need be. But it would be great if I could order it from Amazon.co.uk or even Amazon.de.

Who's writing the World Construction Kit? Also Zompist? Or is it based on Bricka's work? And when will that be published?

And, while I'm asking, what are the other two books about?

_________________
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.87

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:21 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:39 pm
Posts: 859
Location: The Eastern Establishment
In celebration, I'm changing my avatar to Connie the Contortionist Conlanging Conger Eel, and I'm definitely buying this.
I also can't wait to see the director's commentary...although, maybe in the second edition, you could do the commentary on Elkarîl?

And, if this hasn't been said enough, Zompist we love you.


Last edited by dhok on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:39 am 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:48 pm
Posts: 1128
Location: Litareng, Keynami
Now I better rush to fix the few remaining mistakes in my translation of the LCK... Very nice indeed, Mr Zompist :) I wonder whether it'll be on stock at Amazon.de and for how many Euros (€20 probably because of import fees).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:17 pm 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:23 pm
Posts: 1652
Location: I am a prisoner in my own mind.
Yet another sale here as soon as it comes up for selling.

Really would be nice to get a hardcover version. <3 hardcovers.

Also I think that I now have something to give as a gift to people XD

_________________
Image Image
Common Zein Scratchpad & other Stuffs! OMG AN ACTUAL CONPOST WTFBBQ

Formerly known as Drydic.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:27 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:39 pm
Posts: 859
Location: The Eastern Establishment
I e-mailed Zomp with a proposal to translate it into Verdurian as soon as it comes out. Then we could have, I dunno, a special edition in Soa Sfahe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:36 pm 
Niš
Niš
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:39 pm
Posts: 13
Location: Freising (Germany) and Bath (UK)
Elyndian wrote:
rickardspaghetti wrote:
First he makes the LCK and starts a conlang community. Then he gives out the LCK in book form with four times more material and makes us all want to buy it. Zomp, you're almost a cult leader by definition. :P

You wouldn't be so kind to let us members have a little discount? :roll:


Every follower of Zomp just HAS to buy the conlanging manifesto, to get it at discount prices is complete and utter heresy.


You know, that might be a fun project: Create a con-religion with Zompist a the great deity (or top guru or something); complete with a holy book, rituals, feast days, and everything else a real sect needs.

_________________
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.87

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:57 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:39 pm
Posts: 859
Location: The Eastern Establishment
Hey, is Zomp actually running Yonagu books?
www.yonagu.com wrote:
Upcoming works include:
The Language Construction Kit by Mark Rosenfelder (March 2010)
In the Land of Babblers
AD 4901
The World Construction Kit

I know he's written the first 3, and I'm almost certain he's behind the fourth. Plus, "Yonagu" is Wede:i for "Language man"--basically-- and the last glyph in the icon is the Wede:i syllable for "gu". The other bit doesn't seem to appear.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:24 pm 
Sanno
Sanno
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2002 9:02 pm
Posts: 1040
Daquarious P. McFizzle wrote:
Hey, is Zomp actually running Yonagu books?
Uh, duh?

_________________
Some useful Dravian links: Grammar - Lexicon - Ask a Dravian


Salmoneus wrote:
(NB Dewrad is behaving like an adult - a petty, sarcastic and uncharitable adult, admittedly, but none the less note the infinitely higher quality of flame)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:29 pm 
Lebom
Lebom
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2003 8:47 am
Posts: 222
I expect that I will some day buy a copy of it too.

I will probably wait for the hardcover edition; I so do love hardcover books. I also like to be sure that most of my library can serve as bludgeons. A book of 270 pages at the given dimensions should be adequate to fend an attack by a housecat or a small to medium child off .

_________________
"Great men are almost always bad men."
~Lord John Dalberg Acton


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:55 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:38 pm
Posts: 285
Does anyone know if he did all the illustrations himself? Or did he hire someone good?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:06 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:39 pm
Posts: 859
Location: The Eastern Establishment
patiku wrote:
Does anyone know if he did all the illustrations himself? Or did he hire someone good?

He is good. Have you even seen the Almeopedia?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:13 pm 
Niš
Niš
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:39 pm
Posts: 13
Location: Freising (Germany) and Bath (UK)
patiku wrote:
Does anyone know if he did all the illustrations himself? Or did he hire someone good?

What, there's actually someone who doesn't like Zompist's illustrations?!!

Why?!! I mean ... why?!?!!

_________________
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.87

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:16 pm 
Sanno
Sanno
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2002 9:02 pm
Posts: 1040
patiku wrote:
Does anyone know if he did all the illustrations himself? Or did he hire someone good?
burn.

_________________
Some useful Dravian links: Grammar - Lexicon - Ask a Dravian


Salmoneus wrote:
(NB Dewrad is behaving like an adult - a petty, sarcastic and uncharitable adult, admittedly, but none the less note the infinitely higher quality of flame)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:48 pm 
Lebom
Lebom
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2002 11:11 pm
Posts: 225
Location: Green Mountains
I'll happily buy the book. I'm pleased to have the opportunity to support a guy who's done so much for the conlanging community. I agree print on demand is a solid way to go; I already know a few people who've had some good financial success with it. If you're offering something that speaks to people, word of mouth is a powerful thing online.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:59 pm 
Lebom
Lebom
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:48 pm
Posts: 142
I'm gonna buy this. I'm especially curious about the syntax section.

_________________
p_>-ts_>k_>-k_>k_>-pSSSSS


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:00 pm 
Boardlord
Boardlord

Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2002 8:26 pm
Posts: 3377
Location: In the den
Thanks for the warm response; as La Rouchefoucauld said, “Les tributs les plus sincères sont ceux qui sont accompagnés d'un somme de $14.95.“

As for local Amazons, er, I think so... obviously many of you are non-US and I'll do what it takes.

Hardcover would probably be done at Lulu; their pricing is kind of insane. (Basically they figure out a manufacturing price much like Amazon's— then double it. They priced themselves out of the paperback version.)

Kindle requires HTML format while everything else takes PDF, so that's a hassle.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 283 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 12  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group