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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
They took all of their bits and pieces to a quiet lab in the back of the Philosophy classroom building.  There, in a room lit with the new safety lamps, they laid out everything they’d found so far, pages and notes.  Saydrie pulled out some fresh paper and a pen and began transcribing everything; a

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/08/29/chapter-41a-bitrani-and-calenyena/
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
I think I got more sun this weekend than I have in the entire summer. Thank god for sunscreen...!

Saturday, T. and I hiked out (okay, "drove" out) to an antique festival in Penn Yan, which is:

1. About an hour from home
2. On one of the tips of Keuka Lake
3. Home to several good Amish/Mennonite-run markets

Which pretty much tells you what our day looked like!

We spent a couple hours at the antique fest and got... one really nice fireplace poker. It's a really nice fireplace poker, though, with a good long hook at the end, made out of bar stock.

Then we hit two wineries on our side of Keuka that we never make it to, bought a bunch of really tasty wine, and stopped for lunch at a food truck serving bison BBQ (super tasty!)

Somewhere in there, we hit our favorite Amish grocery store for some bulk foods and ridiculously tasty cheese n' stuff.... Then we came home and napped forever. Good day!

Sunday, we headed out to the nearby Taughannock Creek for our first creekwalk of the season. On the way home, we stopped at a farmstand and bought a jillion things... Um. Well, nearly. Half a peck of peppers and half a bushel of canning tomatoes. Nom!

Side note: Paula Deen's deep-fried summer squash recipe really is quite good.

It was quite a fun weekend, all things considered. A good couple summer days.

Oh, and I got into bullet journaling but that's like at least two blog posts on its own...
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
It's nearly September, and with the hopefully-dropping mercury around here (does anyone use mercury anymore? Or is it all digital? Or are the digital thermometers mercury? Hrrm, I wonder what they use in Reiassan...)

ANYway

With the hopefully-dropping temperatures comes Yet Another Patreon Poll!

This poll determines the Patreon prompt call (at the $5 patron level), which then determines the stories posted to Patreon (One is always free-for-everyone-to-read).

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This poll will remain open until Friday evening, 9/2/2016.



Poll #17642 September Patreon Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


What should the September 2016 Patreon Theme be?

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Inner Circle (Setting)
1 (14.3%)

Fairy Town (Setting)
5 (71.4%)

Space Accountant (Setting)
4 (57.1%)

Fourth Husband (Setting)
2 (28.6%)

More Please (type) (continuations of extant pieces)
4 (57.1%)

Survival (motif)
1 (14.3%)

School and Learning (motif)
3 (42.9%)

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1 (14.3%)

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aldersprig: (conlang)
I'm going through 365 Conlang thingies beyond #Lexember (which is missing October...) one month a day up to August.

And now we're on to Febumantau for a second round...

and that means I can do another day! Yay!

If bikbaano is Song-Day, then the second day of the week comes from a deity we haven't visited yet.

Which means we get to see a new deity.

This one is an old deity, one of the early Ideztozhyuha gods, Oonetoonen, from the roots Oonet, The Mountain, and noonen, climb (or oonen, a sacred climb): Oonetoonen is the deity of climbing mountains, of escape, of necessary things that are hard and painful.

And Oonetoonen's day is the second day of the week, biknoonen




For Old Tongue I'm going to start with a compound word in English, bondroll -
okay, this one requires a bit of background.

If one is Kept (a magical type of submission), the praise from one's Keeper (they who Keep you), is heady, pleasurable.

If your Keeper wants, they can get their Kept essentially drunk on praise - roll them with the Keeper-Kept bond.... thus bond-roll.

And in another calque...

Bond is tish, a lock, a seal.
Roll ends up being Otef - ote means wooziness; -ef verbs the noun.

Bond-Roll, translated directly ends up tishotef

(and never mind that there was already a word for that concept in Old Tongue...)



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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena Rin)
They found Gianci and Taikie in the history section, holding an old tome whose bindings had crumbled with age, hidden off behind a pole in a far corner  near the books on Empress Otyeriotanerio .  The book itself was Bitrani Writings on the Early Wars, but, between two maps of Reiassan showing p

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/08/26/1232/
aldersprig: (Cali)


Two lawyers and a judge bent over the paperwork,nearly-identical frowns on their faces.
Outside, in the waiting room, a red-haired manwaited with all appearance of patience. He was wearing a slim goldencollar beneath the open-necked shirt of his expensive suit and a much less slimring on his left ring finger.

“Is it legal?” the left-hand lawyer frowned.

read on...
aldersprig: (KinkBingo2)


Chapter 5 in my answer to the "guy has umpteen wives" trope
Find Chapter 1 here
Chapter 2 is here
Chapter 3 is here
Chapter 4 is here
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Sefton looked around the nursery. The wing was large enough for every child there and then some, the beds stacked bunk-style in four adjacent rooms, the cradles sitting near the incubators. He guessed at the ages between the children — maybe two years, not long enough that you’d ever be done changing diapers, even if the older kids helped out. He stared at the incubators again, and the chairs where the men would spend hours a day singing to their eggs.
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aldersprig: (conlang)
We're back to Morphambuary for another two bound morphemes!

I've just started playing with bullet journaling, so today's going to be a Day Name for Calenyen.

From an earlier post, I have:
From the god/dess Alivetta/Alibetto comes alittao, the art of instrumental music in Bitrani; in Calenyena, this becomes Litvaano, music (as played), and Libbaano, music as sung.

This has led to things related to music and song ending up with the suffix -v/baano.

Foremost among them is the name of the first day of the week:
bikbaano, Song-Day.

bik- by the way, is a shortening of bikdie, day; bik is used in all situations where the day is modified (holiday, song-day, birthday)



For Old Tongue, I'm going to pick another of those add-ons that are often marked by a single diacritical mark. This one, noen, means "now", but only as attached to a verb: Stand Now, come now, destroy now.

Classically, it is marked by three lines \|/ to the top right of the ideogram it is modifying. In texts using letters instead of ideograms, noen is sometimes written out and sometimes marked at the end of the word, as if the word was an ideogram.



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aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
 At  the suggestion of [personal profile] alatefeline  I have started adding a "try starting here" section to the tops of my landing pages, offering easier ingress into settings that can be a little bit overwhelming. 

Landing pages that have been thus updated are:

Stranded World (LJ Link)
Reiassan (LJ Link)
Tir na Cali  (LJ Link)
Faerie Apocalypse (LJ Link)
and
Doomsday

For those settings which are a serial - Addergoole, Edally, Inner Circle, Expectant Wood - the serial itself is generally the best introduction, so I'm skipping those pages. 

Let me know if the format works out for you?
aldersprig: (Buffy)


Part I
Part Ia
Part II
Part III
Chapters 7 & 8
Chapter 9 & 10
Chapters 11 & 12

Thirteen: The Revelations


Hardison was freaking out. “There is no way. I mean — tell me, Eliot, what did this girl look like?”

It wasn’t Eliot that answered, it was Parker. “Hard. Veteran. She’s used to killing and she doesn’t like civilians getting in her way. Like Eliot.”
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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena Rin)
Enrie and Saydrie read angry paragraph after angry paragraph.  The scribe had started out describing things as an extended metaphor, but he kept falling into screeds about the failure of the world in the “modern era.”

He was convinced that something had happened to the Bitrani people that had le

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/08/24/chapter-40b-chasing-honor-and-breadcrumbs/
aldersprig: (flower aldersprig)


You, the readers, asked Jaco of Lady Taisiya's Fourth Husband some questions, and he's already discussed some... and then some more...and then he got upset. Here he is, after having taken a brief break to calm his nerves.


When Jaco returns, he bows deeply to the gathered listeners, then sits down. He looks calmer, and quirks an eyebrow at the group as if sharing a joke.

Sauergeek steps forward. “Jaco, you seem to be upset by being on the spot. Is it rude for me to ask what's bothering you?”

Jaco leans back, much more comfortable now, and clears his throat.
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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena Rin)
Enrie didn’t wait until Gianci and Taiki were gone before she started searching the shelves.  She’d been over many of these books before, but with Gianci’s new lullaby, they had a new direction to go in.

Saydrie was muttering to himself as he flipped through books.  After a minute, he asked, “Di

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/08/23/chapter-40a-findings/
aldersprig: (Cali)
This month's Patreon theme is Tír na Cali, which got me thinking...

One of the things that always gets me about Tír na Cali is the way it started out slightly sci-fi and, more and more, ends up being modern-era in terms of the technology.

When I started working on Cali, smartphones had not yet come into existence. I thought I was making somewhat magical technology:

Collars with a chip that could be read by any police officer with a reader (probably a smartphone ap now) and tracked by anyone with the right information. Collars with technology small enough to carry all of a slave's "papers" in an easily-transferable format right on the collar. Electronic "keys" the size of a pen (micro-usb?) with a thumbprint reader and the ability to change a collar's permissions, update or download the data therein, and so on.

And those permissions: collars that "knew" where a slave was allowed to go and, in one case, a "smart home" with doors that would not unlock if the collar approaching it didn't have the right permissions.

Certainly, Cali still has a wide range of things that can’t be done by modern tech — changing someone into a cat-person hybrid, changing someone’s gender at the genetic level, complete rebuild of a limb, just for a few examples — but that is all covered under their magic, not under their tech.

Basically, in the time I’ve been playing with this setting, their tech has gone from being cutting-edge stuff that didn’t exist in the mainstream to being — if I hadn’t updated it as I went along — a little backwards. I mean, really, shouldn’t that collar be able to serve as a Bluetooth headset? What do you mean, you can’t text from your slave collar? No streaming videos?

...okay, now I’m wandering off on a whole new brainstorm. *wanders off, muttering about wi-fi hotspots*




*pops back in* New to Tír na Cali? I updated the landing page with a few suggestions for starting places.
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)

a story of Doomsday/Cloverleaf


Directly after Passing the Torch
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Sunny left Red Doomsday talking to Luke - Luke! He was a legend! - and wandered over to the group of kids - students, barely younger than she was - loitering by the picket fence.

Not Howard-, Leo- or Cabal-type, Cya had said, and Luke's eyes had drifted over to the tall blonde with the cow horns and something had looked like relief in his posture. So not the cow-blonde that looked a bit like Howard. She looked through the rest of them.

Cya had talked her through this part. "You do what you can with your Find power, and then you try to do more than you can. So.... start with Finding the guy you can live with or the guys you can help and live with. And keep adding on qualifiers until you're looking for a left-handed elf ranger who's good with his tongue and knows when to shut up."
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Hey, we're up to August!!

I'm going through 365 Conlang thingies beyond #Lexember (which is missing October...) one month a day up to August. Not sure which way I'll go in September.

August is Augovernust - Write down a clause of your user agreement, license, patent, copyright notice, lawsuit, Community Commons notice, membership rules, mailing list behavior guidelines each day of the month.
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...!!

Aug. 22nd, 2016 01:13 pm
aldersprig: (AylaSmile)



[livejournal.com profile] haikujaguar has favor tokens!

Which is super exciting to me because Addergoole has favor-tokens, although they only come up like once in the main storyline!
aldersprig: (LynConstruction)
  • If you use Pinterest, have you ever found yourself in Pinboard Bloat? Like, you start a board, Pinterest suggests some similar boards, so you follow them, then Pinterest is like "try these suggested pins" so you pin those and the next thing you know, your little board of, say, Addergoole Changes is a giant behemoth of mermaids and satyr beefcake and winggy people?

    Or, ah, is that just me?

  • Have I mentioned I love our InstantPot? So far, we've only made two dishes in it, but love it!

  • If you haven't checked in on the new Addergoole page, you can still earn fic with comments!

  • And if you know anyone who might be interested in supporting my Patreon, Nimbus is stuck in the man-eating plant, and only the patrons can get her out!

    (a couple patrons had to reduce or drop patronizing due to funding issues, and thus we are back down below the $40 net "serial episode a month" level. Poor Nimbus! Stuck! ~Woe~!)

  • And this weekend: We installed a toilet!
    Seriously, even if they tell you when you buy a toilet that there's a wax ring in the package, buy two. Not one, two. You won't regret it.

    That being said, our pretty new reasonable-height dual-flush toilet is in and goes, YAY!

    Our old one had been first stained by our rusty water.

    And then some previous tenant had used something so corrosive to clean the orange that it had stripped the enamel off the porcelain.

    And then the house was winterized, and the blue dye... stained the porcelain.

    Black veined toilet! Ick!

    (we're looking into water softeners now...)

    That's one more step towards a non-ugly bathroom!

  • I'm low on interesting links this week, so how about you? Share your cool links!
aldersprig: (conlang)
I continue on my I-missed-Conlanging adventure. Today is Julectury: Write a lecture, lesson or 140 letter pedagogical tweet each day explaining how your language works.

What I’m trying to create here would be two laypeople’s introductions to the languages, because man would it be cool if I could get enough vocabulary that someone could speak either of these languages. I’ll start with one small section of each language:
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aldersprig: (conlang)
I've discovered that I missed conlanging, and as I've missed many months of "365 Conlang thingies beyond #Lexember," I decided in the remains of August, I would cycle through the first 8 months twice of conlang-exercises twice.

We're up to June!

Juneme – Document or add to your phonetic inventory a phoneme a day, or add a rule to your phonotactics a day, or a Sandhi rule a day (but not all three, that would be absurd)

See? I'm learning things every day! I had to look up Sandhi rules and phonotactics... and I think I have to try Calenyen more out loud before I can realize and Sandhi rules.

Calenyen Phonatactics:
* Two consonants appearing in a row (ketbaa, Diedreddakak) are pronounced separately, and mark a syllable break between them (ket-baa, died-red-dak-kak)

* A single consonant between syllables can belong to both syllables (lanutez lan-nut-tez)

* a palatalized consonant on its own between two syllables (Pebyab) is pronounced at the end of the first syllable as non-palatalized and then as palatalized in the beginning of the second syllable (peb-byab)

Ketbaa - mother
Diedreddakak - button-maker
lanutez - goat-hair braid, a faker
Pebyab - tiny baby goat



Old Tongue Phoneme

Ofein, a letter making the sound "o" as in the word "oh" (this is either o or o̞ in IPA, I think)

The word ofein also expresses the concept exist and is pronounced oh fine.




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aldersprig: (kai-sky)
Kai frowned at the charts in front of her: genealogies, descriptions, birth dates and years. You could follow patterns easily enough down any given genealogy, but that wasn’t what was making her frown.

Read on: http://www.addergoole.com/TOS/archives/1301
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
Saydrie and Taikie considered Gianci’s proclamation for a moment before each nodding in agreement.

“All right,” Taikie agreed. “We’re starting here because it’s safe, looking for any instance of this folk-song, ” Taikie showed Gianci her notepad,  “or anything in this tune. Saydrie?”

Saydrie

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/08/19/chapter-39c-sing-a-song-of-memory/
aldersprig: (conlang)
Turns out I missed conlanging, and as I've missed many months of "365 Conlang thingies beyond #Lexember," I decided in the remains of August, I would cycle through the first 8 months twice of conlang-exercises twice.

And bog help me, it's Dis-May-course!:

Write a speech, novel, epic poem, folk tale, or chat log a day to fill out your examples of discourse. Or one of the above if you have a real job.

Okay, so I'm going to write a line. In English, there once was a man from Kalakaig...
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aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
After A Couple Helping Hands, Littermate, and Strange Favors, for the Finish It! bingo

Begley was out of the doctor’s office in an hour, an hour Cúmhaí had spent pacing the waiting room and irritating all of the other nervous or unhappy people who’d filled and over-filled the room. Some she recognized as other new students, others were upperclassmen. One of those, Brontes, leered cheerfully at Cúmhaí and reached out for her, only to find his hand slapped down by an invisible force.

“He’s got ideas,” she faux-apologized. “Whoever he is.”
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aldersprig: (flower aldersprig)


You, the readers, asked Jaco of Lady Taisiya's Fourth Husband some questions, and he's already discussed some... and then some more Here he is, back after anotehr intermission.

Rix’s hand is the first to go up once again, as Jaco scans the audience, hands clenched in his lap.

“I hope I may ask this without being unpardonably rude, but how many children does a family tend to have?”
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Next: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1163315.html
aldersprig: (unspoken)
I'm filling this in slowly from the below list, but this is my second [community profile] allbingo card for the "Finish It" challenge.

8 (II) 11 (V) 35 (V) 23 (V) 29 (V) Daxton and Esha (III)
5 (V) 6 (VI) 4 (IV) 13 (I) 15 (III) After the Night (II)
34 (IV) 17 (V) 7 (I) 28 (IV) 22 (IV) 14 or 26(II)
27 (III) 31: The Silver Road (I) 3 (III) 10 (IV) 33 (III) 36 (VI)
32 (II) 9 (III) 18 (VI) 16 (IV) 24 (VI) 19: A Discovery in Depth (I)
30 (VI) 12 (VI) 2 (II) 1 (I) 25 (I) 20 (II)

working oncompletednextPartial Finish

At any point, I may sub out one of these for another suggested one or something else I need to finish.

The numbers (those that remain) correspond to the list below. This was arranged from the [community profile] allbingo public card, your suggestions, and Random.org's list randomizer.

The Roman numerals are another way of getting a bingo - do, say, all of the (I) instead of a line or a square or such.

see links here - http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/1197753.html

1 An Argument of Magic.
2 Shenanigans. (There are multiple snippets without immediate followups, but it's mostly all one thread.)
3 Willard: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/543285.html
4 The Portal Closed.
5 Duty.
6 The Cat's Paw.


7 You'd Better Watch Out.
8 Rodegard -- and Esedora.

9 Road Map To....
10 Space Accountant: A Reason - and Accidental, and bunking arrangements, etc (Genique got Married?) - http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1092113.html
11 Fated.
12 The Hazards of Magic.

13 Fifty Years.
14 Over the Wall left off in the middle of the discussion, just as it was taking (yet another) interesting turn.
15 Tilden: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/525842.html
16 Where Do Unicorns Come From?.
17 The Strength.
18 Aetheric Cleansing.
19 Discovery.

20 Three Glass Beads, Peacock Blue.
21 Strange Favors http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/453665.html
22 Rin and Girey, and more Rin, with research.
23 Clarisse: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/565158.html
24 Unicorn-Chaste.
25 Heroes (and earlier branches).
26 Change.

27 Exhaustion.


28 How The Family Does things -- at resting point/chapter break, but there could be more.
29 Boy Trouble, which is rather skew from the previous.
30 Trash and Treasures.

31 The Silver Road.
32 Far Weston.

33 Æ is for Ash.
34 Skill and Dreams.
35 In the Attic.

36 Rumors about the Family.
aldersprig: (LynBack)
I am going through 365 Conlang thingies beyond #Lexember one month/day in the second half of August.... because I wanted to. See conlang 365 tag for the ones I've done so far...

April’s Auxpril is about getting new fans! (Which leads of course to the question of: for what? I’m a mult-project girl; should I focus on fans for the fan-fic (blood for the blood god?), fans for Edally, fans for my vast corpus of unfinished work (i.e., this blog…)

Sometimes, one of those can translate into another, in theory. So I’ll ask about all three:

  • Where do you go to find Fanfic? I have accounts and stories posted on AO3 and Twisting the Hellmouth, and don’t mind writing in a specific fandom if it draws people.


  • Where do you go to find original fiction on the internet? I’m listed on Web Fiction Guide, Epiguide, and Muse’s Success (shamless plug: I still pay in fic for every two reviews, and Edally is sadly underreviewed)


  • Writers: Where do you go to find audience?
    I know [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith and others have used the Bingo Challenges to go fishing for audience; did you find that it worked?
    Project Wonderful ads, sure, but how do you make them engaging enough to draw people in?


  • If you’re already a regular reader, how did you find this blog?
    Any suggestions on making it easier for readers to move from one section of my work (blog, fanfic, serial) to another?


Thanks! Also, if you're a new fan, thank you! Where did you come from and how do I clone you? :-D
aldersprig: (conlang)
Turns out I missed conlanging, and as I've missed many months of "365 Conlang thingies beyond #Lexember," I decided in the remains of August, I would cycle through the first 8 months twice of conlang-exercises twice.

Today is Polysemarch – Add a new meaning a day to an existing word in March. This might be challenging for my Old Tongue vocabulary of 15-or-so words...
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aldersprig: (Cali)


Rather than actually repost these two stories, because of the length, I am going to link to their beginnings.
They were meant for a Tír na Cali sourcebook, as fiction explaining setting. One takes the POV of a kidnappee, the other of a slave born into the life.

They're old, but they give a good view of some of the bones of the setting.

Read On...
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
They should have been making their way back downstairs to help Taikie and Saydrie with their project, but Enrie found it was hard to work up the motivation to leave. One kiss led to another, and another one after that, until finally she sighed.  The sun was beginning to set through the cupola w

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/08/16/chapter-39b-return-to-the-library/
aldersprig: (Theocracy)

aldersprig: (conlang)
As I said yesterday, I decided I missed conlanging, and as I've missed many months of "365 Conlang thingies beyond #Lexember," I decided in the remains of August, I would cycle through the first 8 months twice of conlang-exercises twice.

Today is Febumantau – Create compound word a day for February. It specifically says it doesn't have to be a portmanteau, but I decided to try for the challenge, especially since...
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If you are not already following Haikujaguar, I suggest you check out her post today - 581 Words: on Language as Intermediary.


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aldersprig: (LynBack)
 
  • This weekend was a weekend of “oh, well, maybe later?” We went a lot of places, but mostly achieved very little.  However, it RAINED!  Lots!  *dances around in the rain*
    (Also, we did a lot of shopping, but that’s not all that exciting).

    • I’ve been thinking that for Lexember — or possibly before — I’ll do two “translation” projects — a portion of an illuminated page in Old Tongue (the language of the Ellehemaei in Fae Apoc/Addergoole) and a poem in Calenyen (for Reiassan).

      Is there anything in particular you’d like to see “translated” for such projects?


  • We went to see Ghostbusters.  My “review”, such as it is, can be seen here (warning — non-positive): https://twitter.com/lynthornealder/status/764593963034669056

  • We got an Instant Pot! It’s an electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, etc, etc.  We made steel cut oats in it, and they turned out pretty awesome.  
    See the Kitchn’s article on the Instant Pot here — https://t.co/P35KyOxnNm

  • The Shannara TV series has very little to do with my memories of the books, but those memories are 30-some years old.  Also? So much eye candy, and much of it male!

  • If anyone has any more pictures of this guy, cosplaying as Emergency Costume Repair, I’d love to see them.  Great idea!

  • Shutsumon introduced me to #WebFictionChat, and they are having a monthly Serial Book Club.  Check it out: https://twitter.com/Chrys_Kelly_/status/763776957314129920

  • Random moment of awesome while looking into illuminated texts — https://t.co/AazDZfuX0m this dragon climbing his way out of the text.

  • There is still one 250-word slot open in “Leave a Comment, get a fic” over at Addergoole’s new site.

  • Annnnd the meta-conversation with Jaco from Lady Taisiya’s Fourth Husband is still going strong over here: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/tag/meta-conversations

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I decided I missed conlanging, and I'd missed many months of "365 Conlang thingies beyond #Lexember," so I decided in the remains of August, I would cycle through the first 8 months twice.

Today, Morphambuary – Coin a bound morpheme a day in January.

Starting with Calenyena: Bekkut comes from two words no longer used on their own, beka, fish, and tukut, river. These words have been replaced with new words with similar meanings, but a bekkut is still a river-fish, and torkut, from Tora, grass, is still a river-grass.




In Addergoole/Fae Apoc's Old Tongue, there are a number of morphemes only used as modifiers of other words. In the old ideograph system, they are often modifying diacritics.

-eleg is one of those. It means base in the sense of baseborn: lower, less-worthy, illegitimate.

In the word shenera, child, this would become shener/eleg/a, for instance.



next: Febmanteau
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Morphambruary 2
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Chapter 4 in my answer to the "guy has umpteen wives" trope
Find Chapter 1 here
Chapter 2 is here
Chapter 3 is here
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The chains jingled every time Sefton moved. When he took a step, they swished between his ankles, jangling on the stone floors. He noticed that Jaco walked to make the noise louder, and that, even though Onter and Callum weren’t wearing the chains anymore, they’d developed a bit of a sway to their step. He tried imitating the sway and found that it made the chain noise quieter.
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Next: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1164752.html

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You, the readers, asked Jaco of Lady Taisiya's Fourth Husband some questions, and he's already discussed some. Here he is, back after intermission.


Rix waves her hand nervously. “Hi. If marriage is for the community, then who doesn't get married and who isn't allowed to marry?”
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Part III: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1159258.html

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