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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:51 pm 
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Really, Jatbunese doesn't use numbers for the months? Weird.

Good job on those though; they look very real!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:01 pm 
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And do males have blue cards and females pink ones?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:54 pm 
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Text is allowed, right? This is some worldbuilding I did for this setting I've been working on, called The Divine Plane:

Gods in The Divine Plane:

Gods are spirits that form whenever a new area of the Divine Plane takes shape and gains Order. A God pops into existence fully formed and cognizant of their role in life; specifically, lording over and guarding their fief from Hell and other such unpleasantries. The power of a God is directly correlated with size of their fief, and many like to increase their holdings. The humans of their fief are the key to this; by increasing Order, they grow the power of their local God.

Gods take on human form despite technically being large chaotic masses of Divinity. Humans are expected to tithe to them; the relationship is usually not one of fear but simple respect, and many Gods patrol their fiefs chatting away with humans and marvelling. Gods may leave their fief, but they can instantly transport themselves to its central area(specifically, the part where its Landsmith staked into the ground); due to this they usually have temples built on top of this central area.

A God who falls for Hell's lies is called a "Devil". In places tainted by Hell, newly-formed gods are called "Satans", but they're usually grouped with Devils anyway. There's no difference between a God and a Devil; the terms simply describe which side of Humanity they're on.

Humans often build shrines to Gods. These are called "God Machines". They don't look like real-life shrines, being God-blessed bipedal robots outfitted with weapons systems. Nonetheless, despite their offensive purpose, they are outfitted with the symbols and insignia of the God in question and receive his or her blessing.

Except for one extraordinary situation that has never been replicated, humans cannot become or create Gods. Most have little desire to, however. Normal humans wouldn't want the extra work and stress, while Ascended can become more powerful than them anyway.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:53 pm 
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Hallow XIII wrote:
Really, Jatbunese doesn't use numbers for the months? Weird.

Good job on those though; they look very real!

Thanks. The country is actually called Yabushio, and the language is Yabushionese. The country uses international years instead of the era-based years normally used in Japan, but still uses traditional month names instead of numbered ones.

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And do males have blue cards and females pink ones?

As I mentioned in the post, the colour/design difference is based on the branch that issued the card. The country is divided into two departments, and each department has its own branch of the ministry of health that issues health cards.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:58 pm 
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clawgrip wrote:
Hallow XIII wrote:
Really, Jatbunese doesn't use numbers for the months? Weird.

Good job on those though; they look very real!

Thanks. The country is actually called Yabushio, and the language is Yabushionese.


Jatbun = 日本 (if you didn't catch that)

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The country uses international years instead of the era-based years normally used in Japan, but still uses traditional month names instead of numbered ones.

Oh, Japan still does that as well?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:01 pm 
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Japan uses both. For domestic documents and so on, the era years are standard.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:48 am 
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The runes used to write my Germanic conlang, Sechti (natively sehti). The transliteration is
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feoh    hagla   tiwa
uriu    nedi    bircan
þiursa  is      eha
ónsiu   jar     manna
rado    aha     lógiu
con     qirno   ƕiul
gebo    diuz    oþal
wuno    siulo   daga

The overdots are a device for marking long vowels, and wouldn't have been used by native speakers. There are three digraphs, <eo> for /ø/, <iu> for /y(:)/, and <gw> for /gʷ/ (though it is only found after /n/). <q ƕ> stand for /kʷ hʷ/, as in Gothic. The difference between <o> and <ó> is that of length, with <o> being /o:/ and <ó> being /o/. The choice of transliterating /o o:/ as <ó o> is because /o:/ is simply far more common.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:25 pm 
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Started working on a keyboard layout for Tloko.

Not really sure about this...a few issues remain;

1) the caps lock (and the shift key for that matter); Tloko doesn't use caps and the vowel keys would (could) be set to modify a consonant glyph

2) the tab key might be redundant but might be used differently based on writing direction

3) the numbers...typing "4" would mean hitting the "1" key four times...a bit silly, and the billions key would hardly ever be used

4) the other function keys...?

Something to mull over....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:27 am 
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How would you type combinations of consonant and vowel other than C + o?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:53 am 
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hwhatting wrote:
How would you type combinations of consonant and vowel other than C + o?

Well, I can't give you the technical answer you deserve, but I'm fairly certain it would work similar to other abugida-like scripts in that the C would be modified by the V pressed immediately after. To represent the consonants I used C+o because 1) the "o" goes with every consonant (phonotactically) and 2) each consonant is in its 'base' form (4x4).

So, if you pressed "to" then "i" the result would be "ti"...and if you pressed "ko" and "-c" the result would be final "k", and so on.

I hope that makes sense. I'm still learning about this as I go along.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:04 am 
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Makes sense, yes.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:56 am 
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Change the numbers so that hitting a number key gives you the base number x, but shift+the number gives you 10^x?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:29 am 
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Change the numbers so that hitting a number key gives you the base number x, but shift+the number gives you 10^x?

If this is what you mean, then yeah, that works wonderfully, thank you.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:09 am 
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My advice is to follow Korean, or Dvorak, and put the consonants under one hand and the vowels under the other. The way you've set it up you'll get quite a lot of syllables that are two presses on one hand. If you have a lot of pa, ka syllables that's all on the left hand. Also, do a frequency analysis and put the most-used consonants or vowels under the middle finger on the middle row. Basically your ideal typing is alternating fingers, not moving up and down too much and preferentially using the first two fingers. That's why on the Dvorak the two keys in the "prime" middle finger positions are t and e, the most common letters in English. For Korean they're ㅇ and ㅏ. I'm gonna hazard a guess that they're the most common consonant and vowel in Korean (my instinct tells me this is right, even though I don't really know the language well).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:59 am 
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finlay,

Great advice. Came up with this. As of yet, though, the shift key only helps with numbers. Seen here. I think I might put some of the more common logograms as modified by the shift key...or something.


Thanks guys. This is going much further and better than I had thought it might.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:38 pm 
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More recent things and stuff.
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Also, in more creative stuff, an extended text-based thing.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:15 am 
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I crocheted a butterfly shawl for my butterfly-loving grandma:

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The edging was freehanded and involved white glass beads, which were a pain to work with (they kept fucking up my yarn tension. Infuriating!) but which I think turned out nice.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:18 am 
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Nice!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:58 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:56 am 
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Risla: That shawl is gorgeous. And it reminds me of all the crocheting my mom does (a lot).

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:48 pm 
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that's a nice echarpe.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:36 am 
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Vampireshark also I've been meaning to comment how I like that you took the time to slightly offset the final line of the signature to make it look like the visa (?) has been stuck onto the page and has three dimensions.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:21 pm 
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clawgrip wrote:
Vampireshark also I've been meaning to comment how I like that you took the time to slightly offset the final line of the signature to make it look like the visa (?) has been stuck onto the page and has three dimensions.

Thanks. And, yep, it's a visa. (Predictable, I know.)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:43 pm 
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A bit delayed, but thanks, guys!

Now, this mappened:
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The Eresian Isles, after quite a bit of GIMP-wrangling.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:25 pm 
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That looks pretty impressive! Well done

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