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by Ànradh
Sat 28 Apr 2018, 11:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: higher pergentage of land?
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: higher pergentage of land?

It depends on the distribution of the land, but, generally speaking, that's true. That said, arid and semi-arid regions are capable of supporting larger populations of people than the equivalent surface area of ocean. If the goal is more people/civilisations then that's the best strategy. When I mad...
by Ànradh
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 00:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So, my Facebook spat up this quote from the Conlangery podcast today: 24 April 2012 at 20:59 · "I should say 'gender' not 'sex' as my Thai grammar has a section devoted to what transexuals should do." "Yeah, I've heard Taiwan has a large number of interesting shows." "Yes... and a rich vocabulary to...
by Ànradh
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 09:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Price Worth Paying
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Price Worth Paying

eldin raigmore wrote:
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 23:10
Nice text to translate!
I figured 'what better way to get back into conlanging that translating some of my favourite books?'
by Ànradh
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 22:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Price Worth Paying
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Price Worth Paying

Eraren: Serononserag lare os asitra, ererag atlononerne orgo nalsera sanorre ko agna, lenaierag mezaerne aros nalerne harai ko. Gear nat amenerag kaaler kaaler ser. Like all men of power, when he talked of prices worth paying, you could be sure of one thing. Someone else was paying. / ˈsɛ.ɾɔ.nɔn.sɛ...
by Ànradh
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 19:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Creyeditor wrote:
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 22:26
Did anyone notice that Janko was on TV last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urnXtFUwHHA :yout: ?
Woop woop! Congratulations Janko [:)]
I'm now curious as to how many conlang number systems he's memorised. I know he has some of my older ones (that.. won't have aged well).
by Ànradh
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 19:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: When they ask how I died, tell them: still angry.
Replies: 5
Views: 273

When they ask how I died, tell them: still angry.

Eraren Kunaierag uirarei enra kokor ko ira agna, kunaiserag anareon: kate ator. When they ask how I died, tell them: still angry. / ˈku.nɐɪ.ɛ.ɾɐg ˈuɪ.ɾɐ.rɛɪ ˈɛn.ɾɐ ˈkɔ.kɔɾ kɔ ˈɪ.ɾɐ ˈɐg.nɐ | ˈku.nɐɪ.sɛ.ɾɐg ˈɐ.nɐ.ɾɛ.ɔn | ˈkɐ.tɛ ˈɐ.tɔɾ ‖ / kunai-erag uira-re-i kokor-∅-∅ ko en-dra ira agna, kunai-serag...
by Ànradh
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 02:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2343
Views: 139439

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Another metal band I came across recently.
by Ànradh
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 02:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic and Gods on Yantas
Replies: 28
Views: 3377

Re: Magic and Gods on Yantas

I love that idea.
"Usurper! Pretender!"
"Moribund atavist!"
*cue sectarianism*
by Ànradh
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 11:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 524
Views: 46229

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

English (slang): smashing -- good
Gàidhlig: 's math sin -- that's good

For a long time I was convinced this was a borrowing, but apparently I was wrong... though being a popular folk etymology, it seems I'm not the first to have been so.
by Ànradh
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 23:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm not exactly Ms. Rowling's greatest fan, but you made me curious... Slytherin, Pukwudgie (I've only read the main series of books, so I don't know the significance of this), 13" hard vine-wood with dragon heart string core, and a buzzard. I guess I'm partly justified in using hydras etc. as perso...
by Ànradh
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 22:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

This strikes me as rather slipshod "journalism". Ah, now that is common for the UK. ;) (I'm aware Yahoo is American owned.) At least going by how he's talked about it, and talking to a couple of South African friends of friends, at least under Apartheid, when Trevor Noah was a child, he was conside...
by Ànradh
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 07:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Puts me in mind of the time I watched a Trevor Noah stand up show with my girlfriend. (Bit preachy at times, but funny guy.) He was doing a bit where he claimed he likes to play 'Spot the Black Person' in really white countries, like Scotland, in this instance. Trevor: "There's one! No, statue... Th...
by Ànradh
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 14:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Based on a few posts I saw recently in another thread, I've been wondering something. How many of you aim to be able to pronounce your languages? For me, it's a non-issue. The languages I create aren't meant to be spoken/used by any real people, only hypothetical ones, so it doesn't matter if I can...
by Ànradh
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 23:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

The Two Ronnies are up there with Dave Allen, I think, for greatest comedians ever.
by Ànradh
Wed 22 Nov 2017, 19:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Why would you - as an about 50 year-old man - put your arm around a 17 year old girl you've never seen before and ask her if she wants to kiss you? Or why would you go into the women's bathroom and start saying sexual thing to a girl that only wants to go to the toilet? Asking a stranger for a kiss...
by Ànradh
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 02:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

The problem with the SJWs isn't that their pet issue doesn't exist, or that it needn't be addressed, it's that they exaggerate the scale of the problem and overact to non-issues as a result.
Sadly, there are actually assholes out there.
by Ànradh
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 03:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yantas - Birth of a New World
Replies: 104
Views: 19606

Re: Yantas - Birth of a New World

I was also a way of looking at how the continents around the poles would actually look given the distortions caused by the equirectangular projection. Velkasta looked a lot different before I started converting the map to a "spherical" projection and it took a fair amount of trail and error to get ...
by Ànradh
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 03:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A History of Scots, in Scots
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: A History of Scots, in Scots

It would be more accurate to say that I dabble in Gaelic, but I should be able to answer any orthography questions you have, and my girlfriend speaks it as her first language, so anything I don't know, she will.
by Ànradh
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 00:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A History of Scots, in Scots
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: A History of Scots, in Scots

Aye, it was a brief history. ;)
by Ànradh
Wed 01 Nov 2017, 23:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68628

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

It would be more adequate for bacterial evolution (horizontal transfer). I would find it a poor analogy for post-plastidic eukaryote evolution. True, it breaks down once borrowing gets involved, but broadly speaking, I think it works, what with the geographical barrier segregating populations, and ...