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 on: January 16, 2012, 11:03:36 pm 
Started by Withp Returnae - Last post by Yuu
A single word can have several meanings depending on how you say them, basically.

 on: January 16, 2012, 10:42:39 am 
Started by Withp Returnae - Last post by UFO King
Then use hyphens. O-ka of Sat-ho-ka-fa with Brundus-on-ka. It isn't that hard, see? The real problem here is that no matter your intentions, using apostrophes so liberally does nothing but further a reputation as a writer who easily falls into common cliches. Apostrophes in fantasy and sci-fi are unnecessary and unintelligent, and that's that. But hyphens are way cool. Look at Spider-Man! He uses a hyphen! I've never heard of Spider'man.

I have explained my arguments. Anything else would be repetitive, so please take the time to thoroughly read, analyze and understand them and what they mean. Thank you.

 on: January 16, 2012, 10:36:42 am 
Started by Withp Returnae - Last post by UFO King
I'm a professional (i.e. amateur) conlanger, so naturally my stuff has a lot more linguistic thought put into it. Of course, Paranchi (the perrachi language) was made long before I got into conlangery so all I did was polish it up. If I was able to redo it I would have made sure there weren't very many human sounds, as perrachi are aliens. Alien mouth does not equal human mouth, ergo different phonemes.

Personally, I've heard of Native American and Sino-Tibetan languages way more alien then what you've managed. Try looking up resources like the Language Construction Kit and such; they really help. And of course reading up on RL languages, actually learning at least one will be very helpful.

If it's alien be sure to make it very alien: I read about a conlang with no verbs. There should be nonhuman sounds, and word definitions should be significantly different. Make sure you in real life would be incapable or at least hard-pressed to pronounce it!

Back to me, I'm currently working on a fantasy conlang entirely unrelated to anything Kosmosis. Maybe I'll challenge myself with languages for ishpali and yerxe, or even somehow make a conlang for a race that doesn't even communicate verbally! Imagine trying to transcribe plant pheromones.

 on: January 16, 2012, 10:24:12 am 
Started by GroxGlitch - Last post by UFO King
No, more like we focus on individual stories that interact with each other. Kind of like Freeman's Mind.

 on: January 16, 2012, 10:14:12 am 
Started by Withp Returnae - Last post by Withp Returnae
So, how do you design your languages? Do you make up random words for stuff, or is it a more specialized process?
Currently my language is based on derivation. That is, you have a few base words and lots of more complex words made up of those words.
eg: My earlier example of Turoovinfa (Brundus for demon) is formed of Turo which means being/entity, o which means life, vin, evil and fa, sacred (though the meaning of that, as is the meaning of life, very abstract. In the case of this word, it means more as magic or supernatural.)
I have currently 76 words in my vocabulary, but that's obviously growing by the day.

What's yours like?

 on: January 16, 2012, 09:54:23 am 
Started by Withp Returnae - Last post by Withp Returnae
I don't know much about chinese languages...
Maybe Huh

 on: January 16, 2012, 09:47:18 am 
Started by Withp Returnae - Last post by Withp Returnae
But it's all one word though. Why would I put spaces...
I may use - though
But seriously, what is your problem with them If I already thoroughly explained. If you want to continue this argument I would rather have it in its own topic instead of cluttering up mine thank you.

 on: January 16, 2012, 08:46:59 am 
Started by GroxGlitch - Last post by Yuu
Sounds nice.

So, you're proposing a combined unit, then?

 on: January 16, 2012, 05:53:08 am 
Started by GroxGlitch - Last post by UFO King
We were talking about how a micro scale would be nicer in RPs, so how about instead of directly RPing the Perrachi Alliance council I show an ordinary person watching a video feed of it? Then maybe he/she could be a soldier. But it'll be a few weeks before they come to a decision, and even then we know that certain nations like Right Here and Newlight aren't going to contribute. Maybe he/she works for the United Perrachi Federation, a.k.a. heartless baby-eating capitalists. They'd be quick to act, since I'm guessing they're the guys who warmed up to Beyon and all. Also, a non-lefty perrachi viewpoint would be interesting. I just have to make sure it isn't Objectivist; I don't want everybody bored to death by obnoxiously long internal monologues. Also, a new perrachi character could let me show off some of the Alliance's other sapient races, like the ishpali.

 on: January 16, 2012, 05:09:21 am 
Started by GalacticWeirdo - Last post by UFO King
So their government just sorta collapsed into a bunch of little colonies? Kind of like if the browncoats won?

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