Apr. 17th, 2017 04:12 pm
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I'm on Dreamwidth now, and most of my stuff has transferred. Now I wonder if I will post here...
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Day 20

Sinnish: pazh /paʒ/ - n.c. - earth - chair, seat

Rhetorical Alchemy: ihstah /ˈis.ta/- noun - meter, measuring device, ruler, benchmark

Day 21

Sinnish: ragom /ɾa.ˈgom/ - n.c. - earth - a beast, a fearsome animal

Rhetorical Alchemy: zehjees /zɛ.ˈʤis/- noun - knife, cutting implement (as a tool, not a weapon)c

Day 22

Sinnish: ashki /ˈaʃ.ki/ - n.c. - earth - a cat or feline

Rhetorical Alchemy: hah /ha/ - noun - wind, air current

Day 23

Sinnish: ediol /ˈe.di.ol/ - n.c. - air - symbol, glyph, signature, identifying mark, birthmark

Rhetorical Alchemy: snolnleengankah - /snoln.ˈliŋ.æn.ka/ "You are enjoying this, aren't you?"


The object prefix ln- is the third person inanimate singular marker. I've translated it here as 'this', but it is literally just 'it'. However, it's likely that it would refer to a previously established 'it' in discourse, so 'this' is a good translation. The root for 'to enjoy' is leegehn, which has been melted to put it in the progressive aspect ('you enjoy' vs 'you are enjoying'). The suffix 'ka' is used to indicate yes/no questions and literally means 'confirm this'. This means that while this is semantically a question, syntactically it is not.

Note that leegehn /li.gɛn/ becomes /liŋ.æn/ when melted, the onset /ŋ/ becomes the coda to the previous syllable. RA does not allow /ŋ/ in an onset, so the syllable boundary moves.
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Day 17

Sinnish: reda /ˈɾe.da/ - v.t. - water - to kiss, (colloquially) to spend intimate personal time with

Rhetorical Alchemy: kreetihd /ˈkri.tɪd/ - adj. - dense, think, weighty, gravid, of significant substance. Also used to describe phonemes with low sonority (the lower sonority of a phoneme, the more 'substantial' it is considered)

Day 18

Sinnish: tuhkwu /tək.ˈwu/ - n.m. - air - glass (material)

Rhetorical Alchemy: nohlong /ˈno.lʊng/ - noun - water (as a substance)

Day 19

Sinnish: road /ˈɾo.ad/ - n.c. - a piece of trash, a piece of junk

Rhetorical Alchemy: vlov /vlʊv/ - noun - a claim of ownership, a patent, an exclusive right to something. In some cases, it means an bureaucratic office or legal mandate.
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Day 15:
shayimazham /ʃa.ya.ˈma.ʒam/ - v.t.- sun - to feel compersion, to take joy in the love that those you love share with others. Literally 'to braid-love'. (Note: this is realized as [ʃaɪ.ya.ˈma.ʒam])

Rhetorical Alchemy:
fluhnuhnt /flən.ənt/ - noun - schadenfreude (a common feeling in Asuran society)
flunt is the verb for 'to gloat'. The root is projected, which turns it into a noun for 'the feeling of gloating'. Projection is a catalytic process, a process in which a catalyst is attached to a root word to derive a new word. A catalyst is an affix that is underspecified phonemically, so that the actual sounds used depend on word it attaches to. In projection, the catalyst is a ferment (abbreviated CF), which is infixed before the final coda of the word and is a nasal that matches the core of the core of the final coda and a vowel that matches the stressed vowel in the word. Other catalytic processes include amalgamation, corrosion, fusion, virtification and vitriolifaction, and use catalysts of mercury, acid, lime, and vitriol, respectively.

Day 16:
ed /ed/ - n.c. - sun - a gift, a present

Rhetorical Alchemy
pauvalg /ˈpaʊ.valg/ - n.c. - a near-miss, a problem that has been narrowly avoided
pau is, of course, an explosion. The suffix valg attaches to something to mean it is 'almost' that. It's used in verbs to mean to try to do something but just barely miss it. It would also be used in terms like 'virtual reality' or 'titular head'.
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(late again...)

zhe /ʒe/ - v.t. - water - to coil, to roll up, to surround, to bind with

Rhetorical Alchemy
astihniht /ˈæst.ɪn.ɪt/ - noun - power, energy, a motive force. Implies that there is a way to harness the force for intentional use
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Sinnish: arakim /a.ra.ˈkim/- n.c. - a spice, a seasoning, a flavoring, a condiment

Rhetorical Alchemy:
tehd /tɛd/ - noun - morphosyntax
Interestingly, a number of complex linguistic concepts are translated with very short words in Rhetorical Alchemy.
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Day 11
orekis /o.ˈre.kis/ - n.c. - fire - an unfulfilled need, a hunger, an unrequited love

Rhetorical Alchemy:
chehkooxihv /ˈʧɛk.u.xɪv/ "Kill it with fire!"

This is another imperative word. No object is specified but is implied. The suffix ooxihv means to accomplish the action by burning. It's original use was in describing alchemical/technomagical processes, but the metaphorical extension is easily understandable.

Day 12
Sinnish: xosishim /xo.ˈsi.ʃim/ - n.c. - fire - a sensation or act that is both pleasurable and painful. Examples are the burn of a good whiskey, stretching out tired or cramped muscles, and certain sexual situations. Used to describe the sensation and the source of such a sensation. Literally "watery-fire"

Rhetorical Alchemy: prinst /prɪnst/ - noun - a cup, open container used for holding liquid, but not liquid for drinking, such as a beaker, test tube, or laboratory flask.

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Another day of simple words
Sinnish: chas /ʧas/ - v.i. - water - to be sad

Rhetorical Alchemy: snaum /snaʊm/ - noun - cog, gear


Dec. 9th, 2014 08:49 pm
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I've been during Lexember, which is the conlang version of NaNoblahblahblah. A new word for your conlang each day. I figured I should post it over here too, but I forgot until now.

I am doing words for two languages: Sinnish (a personal language which I have revised MANY times), and Asuran Rhetorical Alchemy (a language I am making for the Asuran people from Guild Wars 2).

Here is Day 9 (I put links to my posts on G+ for the earlier days - no log in required).

Day 9

Sinnish: gemio /ge.ˈmi.o/ - n.c. - earth - a medicine, a substance used to improve the health of something (things like furniture polish, motor oil, and drain cleaners are often referred to as this as well)

Rhetorical Alchemy:
boonegihks /ˈboo.nɛg.ɪks/ - noun - failure
This word was one of the first to be 'organically coined' (that is, developed in usage in the way natural languages gain words) after the initial publishing of the The Concordance of Rhetorical Alchemical Meaning (the definitive lexicon of the language). It's original derivation was boom-neg-iks: fault-1ST.POS-NEG, literally "not my fault". It was repeated so much in early discourse that it became subject to semantic drift to what it means today.

Day 1: https://plus.google.com/+ScottHamiltonvaxjedi/posts/CYbfG6wqqDx
Day 2: https://plus.google.com/+ScottHamiltonvaxjedi/posts/g8JS5dGp5zB
Day 3: https://plus.google.com/+ScottHamiltonvaxjedi/posts/Ks6fsDRuQUU
Day 4: https://plus.google.com/+ScottHamiltonvaxjedi/posts/bYgwHd7r8QF
Day 5: https://plus.google.com/+ScottHamiltonvaxjedi/posts/8YnTbBvY5Yx
Day 6: https://plus.google.com/+ScottHamiltonvaxjedi/posts/SuyGvESE2zz
Day 7: https://plus.google.com/+ScottHamiltonvaxjedi/posts/P8vbCYMydED
Day 8: https://plus.google.com/+ScottHamiltonvaxjedi/posts/3WrsX18SWjw


May. 15th, 2014 08:37 pm
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Something someone posted elsewhere reminded me about Livejournal.

I know a few people that post here but not elsewhere. I wonder if I should wander back and post here more often. It's a little less 'public'. Not that anyone who tries won't find my stuff here, but it feels less out there.

I dunno.
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Eclecticat originally shared this post:
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May. 1st, 2012 05:45 pm
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Wanted: Used, don't-care-about-keeping-it-intact cel phone or other small portable device that is wifi & youtube compatable. With a headphone jack. Doesn't need to do anything else, doesn't need a plan or carrier, just be able to connect to wifi and run youtube videos. Bonus if it has any pink on it anywhere.


Apr. 18th, 2012 11:06 pm
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Here's the second of Savage Mojo's Quantum Sliders series, which I have been doing layout work for. Buy! Consume!http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/101413/Quantum-Sliders%3A-Blessed-Child
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My lovely wife is teaching a Labyrinth class this weekend - you should go!


Sunday, April 15th 5-7pm @ Jigsaw Rennaisance in Seattle
Labyrinths aren’t just for David Bowie anymore! Find out how this ancient symbol was revived for modern use, and how it can work for you.
Cost on site is $15 for JR Members, $20 for non members


Sunday, April 22nd 5-7pm @ Jigsaw Rennaisance in Seattle
Learn a simple book binding technique, come home with a small journal you made with your own two hands, using primarily re-purposed materials.
Cost on site is $15 for JR Members, $20 for non members


Scott Hamilton @ Google+
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Seattle people:
We are looking for people to provide respite and/or for us for our 11 year old daughter who is on the autism spectrum (she has Smith-Magenis Syndrome). We has a stipend of respite hours for the year from DSHS and a monthly stipend of personal care hours. Personal care hours would be an hour every school day watching our daughter, helping her get ready, etc. Respite time will be chunks of time that resembles regular babysitting, both in home and 'out into the community'. However, our daughter is a very high energy girl that requires one-on-one interaction and active attention and supervision. While this isn't going to be a full-time (or even part-time) job, it's a good chance to get a little extra money while helping out a family in crisis. We're happy to split up hours among several people is need be.

* Provide your own transportation as much as possible
* Be comfortable in an 'alternative lifestyle household' - i.e. pagan, poly, queer
* Compassionate and non-judgemental a family in crisis with many of the adults dealing with chronic medical problems
* Ability to function in chaotic environments
* Comfortable with a sweet child who unfortunately has self-control issues, developmental delays
* Physically capable of dealing with a child that can get out of control
* Be willing to work as a contractor for a respite agency

Feel free to message me if you have questions. If you are not interested, but know someone who might be, please forward this information to them.
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It's been a long time since I logged into LJ. Most of what I do for blogging and such is handled elsewhere. If you want to keep up with me, find me on Google+. I'm on Facebook and Twitter as well, but I never really pay attention to those anymore.
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First video game I ever played was Combat on the Atari 2600. My father bought an early 2600 when I was really young (pre-school) and Combat was the game that came with it, I think. I honestly still remember when he brought it home (if only vaguely).
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