[sticky entry] Sticky: Rules & Notes

Jun. 9th, 2013 06:01 pm
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I suppose I should give some quick background on my language. It’s called Ŋyjichɯn ( /ɱɪ.ˈdʒi.ʧɯŋ/ ) Because of its stress and alternation the pronunciation doesn’t match the spelling, although it’s predictable if a bit complicated. It’s a polysynthetic language with heavy noun incorporation, affixing, and reduplication. The default word order is SOV, but in practice the most … Continue reading “”

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I decided to do Lexember this year. For those of you who aren’t conlangers, that means I add a lexeme (basically a word) to my conlang everyday and share it. So, yay! Lexeme: sai Gloss: a common tree with smooth speckled bark and large lobed leaves Irregularity: Static Noun Combination Form: sai Stress: IPA: Nyjichɯn … Continue reading “”

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This was a bit of me working to differentiate between Tectrix, Silver Dollar (Enrico Donville), and Wild Rush. (TW for violence and anti-social behavior) Enrico is independently wealthy and does the gang stuff for respect. He pulls capers for fun. He does risky and daring stuff because he’s an adrenaline junkie. He’s business-like. Both he … Continue reading “”

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Let’s see if I can’t finish off these character building questions that I’ve been working on too long! What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep? (TW: child … Continue reading “”

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So here’s a thing I’m working on. This is made in Sketchup, using the sandbox tools. The mountains are part of the Snakeback Mountains, which is the leading edge of the Monot Rise. Shard City is in that divot in the right under the cliffs. I still have a ton to do, obviously, but progress! […]

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Sep. 3rd, 2016 08:43 pm
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I have no more ratties. I had to put down Ed last week. Ed had a big abscess that was possibly cancer and was getting smaller abscesses. I could tell ed wasn’t feeling good and ed had very little energy and was losing mobility in eds back legs. So I made the call. I’ll continue […]

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 All the ratties on my shoulder. From last Christmas (we did a Christmas letter with a picture of all of us with all the pets). Ed is on top, Allard is the most forward, and Nayda is by my neck.

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What is your character’s preferred means of travel? Andre prefers to drive himself. He gets panic attacks on public transit, in taxis, and in cars with bad or unpredictable drivers (like Wild Rush) Charles prefers to ride shotgun or go by train / subway. Daisy loves trains and finds the noise and motion very relaxing. […]

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Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.) Wild Rush – no, not really at all. He doesn’t have the patience for it. There a few cocktails he likes to make. He can also do slow cooker stuff. Daisy manages. She’s good at casseroles and […]

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Tiny Ed and Nayda

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How about a word that I’ve actually got a sentence for? chun – cat, to be a cat, to be cat-like paucal / plural: chɯɯnnu / chunnu said: chum / chɯɯnnu / chɯnnu IPA: tʃoɱ / ˈtʃɯːn.no / ˈtʃɯn.no moŋ chunɯn βijy ŋazyvzɯ? Is that your cat? moŋ chun-ɯn βi-jy ŋa-zyv-zɯ 2.SG.POSS cat-ACC that-NOM 3.SBJ-3.POBJ-Q ɱɜŋ ˈtʃɯn.ɯŋ ⱱʏ.ˈtʃi nɜ.ˈzi.zɯ

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Allard sleeping in the cage next to a rock a put in there to wear down their nails, except it didn’t ever really help.

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Woo! I’m up to 137 ‘words’ (lexemes) in my lexicon and 55 entries that don’t count (affixes and roots). Here’s a couple of words: nyki – leaf, feather, or scale. paucal / plural: nykyyki / nykiki pronounced: mity / mityy’ki / mityki IPA: ɱɪ.ˈdi / ɱɪ.ˈdiːʔ.gʏ / ɱɪ.ˈdi.kʏ And a word derived from it: natryyki – leafy, feathery, scaley from ‘nyki’ and ‘-atry-‘ […]

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  (Nayda burrowed into blankets so only hir head is showing. Zie looks sleepy.)

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How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?  (Hey, I’ve got a writing snippet that talks about this a bit!) Wild Rush doesn’t really notice it. If it’s super hot or cold he might change what he’s wearing a bit, but not much. Daisy feels them and either snuggles … Continue reading “”

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I really need to finish these off. Let’s see what I can do… How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email? Delia – pretty darn good, since she works at a technology company. Not as good as Mick (Future-Tech’s resident genius) or her son, but she gets […]

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I swear I’m going to start actually drawing the comic, but I keep getting distracted by my conlang. I know I have at least a couple multiples who read my tumblr, so if you want to comment / critique / offer suggestions, I’d appreciate it. I’ve been a bit annoyed because I have two multiple-ish […]

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I’ve been working on my conlang a lot. I have a newer version of the tiddlywiki to upload, but since everything is tagged ‘wip’ I’m holding off. I also started a tiddlywiki lexicon instead of doing it in Excel, because it’s more useful for translations and notes. I’ll upload that as well at some point. … Continue reading “”

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Jul. 2nd, 2016 05:00 pm
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I had to have Nayda put down on Thursday. Zie was the sweetest, friendliest rat you could ask for. Zie was about 2 years, 4 months old. Of the three I had (Ed, Nayda, and Allard), only Ed is left. I’m going to continue to post pictures of all three, because they’re adorable and I’ve […]

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(Ed and Nayda on the upper shelf of the cage. Ed is the one closer, with the white body.)

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