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Re: conculture

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2001, 13:53
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
> 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!


nicole dobrowolski <fuzzybluemonkeys@...>