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Re: conculture

From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2001, 14:09
*abashed*  I've never cobbled a single one in ANY of my langs.  Lrahran
should have an enormous vocab of them and doesn't have a single one.
Where'd I put that blasted thinking cap?


So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink.
In spite of it all it's a beautiful world.
-------Suzanne Knutzen

>From: Muke Tever <alrivera@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: Re: conculture >Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 09:03:20 -0500 > >From: "Elliott Lash" <AL260@...> > > aniye Adam Walker: > > > My concultures and conlangs usually develop symbiotically. A new word > > > suggests a cultural attitude. A new bit of culture built suggests a >fertile > > > sematic domain. That in turn further defines th culture inspiring >other > > > vocab. Which comes first? Why the chickeggen of course! > > > > > > > Speaking of such things, I recently looked into the cultural domain of >music >in > > Silinestic culture, and the result was the creation of a larger >vocabulary > > describing various musical things: > > > > Currently there are 4 main instruments: > > > > tiuma 'lyre' (sort of like a lyre at least) > > gaske '4 string harp' > > limma/yalma 'harp' > > piore 'pipe' (more flute like really) > > lineo 'instrument' >[...] > >This reminds me of ... ah yes, I was thinking about really specialized >vocabulary tonight at work. > >English has a word for "paisley". Admittedly, it's a transferred place >name, >but the fact that "oily swirled paramecia pattern" gets a word and not, >say, >"fuzzy blue monkey pattern", ought to say something cultural about us. > >What kinds of patterns are common/popular enough to have their own names in >yall's conlangs? > >(I can't think of any offhand in any of mine...) > > *Muke!
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