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« on: 26 May 2008, 17:37:16 »

... and here I am!

What?

No applause? That's a shame. I guess I will have to live with that.

Perhaps a more proper introduction would be in order. I am Sarim--that's not my real name, but I thought it sounded fancy--and I joined this project spontaneously, just like that. Santharia is a conworld and I love conworlding (I've worked on one of my own for several years), simply put. My autobiography might not be of interest to you, but nevertheless I think I ought to mention exactly what I am interested in, and what I could help developing. While I have many interests, linguistics is definitely my main forte, and I have some expertise in language development, a hobby I've pursued for five years or so. Another interest is philosophy (especially Buddhist), mysticism and religion, so I guess I could do some work on esoteric stuff and religion and all that, if no one minds.

So ... well, that's really all I have to say. I hope I do not sound too self-centered (I mean, most of the above sentences start with the first person pronoun in some permutation).
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« Reply #1 on: 26 May 2008, 18:00:50 »

*Chuckles and offers a smattering of applause*

Quite an amusing entrance, welcome to the Dream.  grin

I'm sure others, far more experienced, will offer you food and other comforts. Best I have is some kind of *digs in pocket*, well yeah.

Anyway, sounds like you have lots of ideas and skills, no doubt you'll be most useful here. Best advice I can give (given that I only arrived last week) is be prepared for a lot of reading. And then some more. With delicious reading for desert.

But it is definately worth it, I'm well hooked.

Happy Dreamin'  :)
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« Reply #2 on: 26 May 2008, 20:23:49 »

Welcome Sarim!

Some applause for you!   clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap

Enough?  grin

Well, unfortunately that exhausted me this much I can't offer you any doughnuts... you need to wait for other people.

Seems more work is coming this way for me with someone interested in religion, but that's nice. But maybe you can help me in return with language things which is the thing I know how to deal with least of all.

Is your world you did for yourself on-line? would be nice to get it to know!
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« Reply #3 on: 26 May 2008, 20:27:34 »

Hello Sarim! *passes around the Doch-Nut and Kaukau cookies*

And usually we don't applaud until you've done an entry, so get craking! lol  If you're looking for religions which need developing, may I direct your attention >>here <<?  There are no less than 4 religions (and one religious point of view) which have yet to be fully developed.  And if one of them takes your fancy I can probably point you towards other entries for background reading too :).

And if you haven't already guessed, I'm the person to ask about Browniefolk!

I wish you luck in the vastness we call a compedium,

Rookie xxx
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« Reply #4 on: 26 May 2008, 20:29:17 »

Ohhh...a language expert! My friend, you've come to the right place! There will be alot of requests for your services around here. We've alot of languages currently in development - the Brownies (talk to Rookie above) and orcs (Tharoc Wargrider) to name a few (and a half-orc language, I might add, as a selfless advertisement for my own tribe... :P)

Anyway, welcome! Start reading, as Smee said, and talk religion with Talia, our religion/cosmology expert. Leave comments on anything you see that interests you. Play in the Shoutbox, tell funny stories...whatever you want!  grin

*tosses a donut*
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« Reply #5 on: 27 May 2008, 00:18:04 »

Thanks for the responses, everyone.

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Anyway, sounds like you have lots of ideas and skills, no doubt you'll be most useful here. Best advice I can give (given that I only arrived last week) is be prepared for a lot of reading. And then some more. With delicious reading for desert.

Ah, yes. I thought about joining earlier (a year ago or so), but the sheer amount of information scared me away. Do not fear, though, this time I am prepared.

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Some applause for you!


Merci, merci.

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Seems more work is coming this way for me with someone interested in religion, but that's nice. But maybe you can help me in return with language things which is the thing I know how to deal with least of all.

I can do just about anything related to linguistics -- just ask. I'm no linguist, but I have (if I am allowed to brag like this) quite some expertise within the field, as I've been making up languages of my own for years. If you would like to help me get started on the religion stuff, I will be eternally thankful.

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And usually we don't applaud until you've done an entry, so get craking! 


Just wait and see. I've got some amusing linguistic escapades planned, and I am going to look at the unfinished religions in your link and see if there's any I could work on.

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There are no less than 4 religions (and one religious point of view) which have yet to be fully developed.  And if one of them takes your fancy I can probably point you towards other entries for background reading too .

I shall have a look, and then I'll contact you.

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Ohhh...a language expert! My friend, you've come to the right place! There will be alot of requests for your services around here.

That's nice to hear. For a moment I was afraid you had too many conlangers here. Is there any people/tribe/group in need of a language?

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Start reading, as Smee said, and talk religion with Talia, our religion/cosmology expert. Leave comments on anything you see that interests you.


Thank you for the advise. I shall run over the religion section and see if anything strikes my fancy (I realise I sound terribly arrogant, but I hope no one minds).

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Ah, indeed. There was once a man from Alaska who wanted to-- well, nevermind.
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« Reply #6 on: 27 May 2008, 00:25:40 »

*Walks in dragging a heavy ball-and-chain as well as wristcuffs, anklecuffs, collars, walking chains, feeding bowls...*

What? Why is everyone staring at me? I thought we might want to keep this one, yes?
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« Reply #7 on: 27 May 2008, 00:26:59 »

Oh, no  link to your old world?    Big Grin
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« Reply #8 on: 27 May 2008, 01:53:27 »

Hello Sarim.  I've dabbled in conlanging myself, and still do.  Unfortunately, all I've produced so far are a bunch of half-completed conlangs, which I've mostly forgotten because I'm bad at making notes. 

If I remember correctly, the only languages we have so far are Styrash (elves in general) and Thergerim (dwarves in general), and only the gnomes, Kavogerim dwarves, and Volkek-oshra orcs are having languages developed for them at the moment, so there's quite a few groups for you to choose from if you want to create languages here.  Other developers have also come up with naming schemes for various tribes, which one could perhaps base languages on. 

Edit: Oops, forgot about Kuglimz'seitre (Kuglimz humans) and Kh'omchr'om (North Sarvonian orcs). 
Edit again: And Browniin (Brownies) and Mermish (merfolk), both of which are really old and not very developed and probably in need of a revision.  The other two could probably use more details too, come to think of it. 
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« Reply #9 on: 27 May 2008, 02:46:49 »

*sounds of galloping Warg growing louder and louder, then a scuffling noise mixed with much "Whooa" ing and "Easy, girl". Heavy footsteps approach the door, which with one swift kick, swings open on creaking hinges. Enter Tharoc, banging together two half-coconut shells for effect, realising he rides a Warg and not a horse, he tosses them aside, strides over to Sarim, takes the plate of cookies, sits and begins to eat them all, one by one*

*Sniff*  "Alright?"

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« Reply #10 on: 27 May 2008, 02:52:28 »

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*Walks in dragging a heavy ball-and-chain as well as wristcuffs, anklecuffs, collars, walking chains, feeding bowls...*

Nah, I'm not into chains and that sort of things.

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Oh, no  link to your old world?    


Sadly, there is none. I am working on it though; I have to translate the material into English before I can put it out on the intarwebz.

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Hello Sarim.  I've dabbled in conlanging myself, and still do.  Unfortunately, all I've produced so far are a bunch of half-completed conlangs, which I've mostly forgotten because I'm bad at making notes.  


Same here. Most of my conlangs don't get anywhere, except for a few lucky ones that develop into relatively complete languages. It depends on whether I am inspired when I start working on the conlang or not, I think. My most detailed conlang--Tinzirean, one of the main lingua francas of my conworld--is quite complete.

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If I remember correctly, the only languages we have so far are Styrash (elves in general) and Thergerim (dwarves in general), and only the gnomes, Kavogerim dwarves, and Volkek-oshra orcs are having languages developed for them at the moment, so there's quite a few groups for you to choose from if you want to create languages here.

I shall see if I can find any group to work on, in that case. I have some nifty ideas of a relatively complex agglutinative-borderline-fusional lang with noun classes, tones, glottalized consonants, and object marking in verbs. Georgian, of course, is a major source of inspiration.

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Edit again: And Browniin (Brownies) and Mermish (merfolk), both of which are really old and not very developed and probably in need of a revision.  The other two could probably use more details too, come to think of it.


I'll look them over and see if I can come up with anything.

Thanks for the input, everyone!

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*Sniff*  "Alright?"

Sarim looked at the stranger, his face twisted with shock and anger. He rose slowly, staring at the newcomer. "Those were meant for me," he stuttered, trying to sound as fierce and dangerous as possible.
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« Reply #11 on: 27 May 2008, 02:59:31 »

Hello and welcome from me as well, Sarim! wave

Seems that people who can articulate themselves properly in the Joining Request thread get all the attention, eh? lol Just read that word "conworld" - very intersting. So that makes me a conman then or what? ;)

Anyway, I read that English is not your primary language - so where are you from then?
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« Reply #12 on: 27 May 2008, 03:04:02 »

Er, sorry mate, it's just that, well, erm.......ooohh! is that the time? I really should be going * Sarim stands, plate of crumbs in hand, looking out of the open doorway as Tharoc and his trusty steed Valkree gallop of into the distance, turning left behind the "Dancing Ogre" hostelry. Seconds later they re-appear from the dead-end, back onto the main street, and instead turn right to go behind the council chamber.  Seconds later still, loud crashing, banging, and shouting is heard, a woman screams, more crashing.........a solitary cartwheel rolls slowly into view, stops, and begins the familiar death-spin of all circular objects. Tharoc appears again, facing the wrong way on Valkree's back, with a pair of extra-large female undergarments around his head, flapping wildy as they flee*
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« Reply #13 on: 27 May 2008, 03:08:01 »

*turns Tharoc into a bunny*

I'm lucky if I can even decide on a phoneme inventory.  Being perfectionist and indecisive is not fun.   buck

I tend to gravitate towards making very synthetic languages too, though good references seem to be hard to find.  Do you know of anywhere online I can find information about Georgian? 
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« Reply #14 on: 27 May 2008, 03:12:47 »

*catches the bunny before his former mount eats him*

Don't worry, it wears off after a few hours.. *cuddles the bunny*

I don't think we can actually develop Mermish by the way.... it's... inhuman in far to many ways. Maybe the pidgin of mer-tharian, but not actual mermish.
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