Conlang Outline: LlorkxeelaName: The Elven Language (Imaginative, I know)
Native Name: Llorkëla /ˌɬoɾ.'kʼé.la/
Native Short Name: N/A
A Priori or Posteriori?: A Priori
Isolate or in a Family?: Llorësan family (dragon languages)
Inherited Language Features: Palatal laterals, ejectives, some vowel devoicing
How Many Numbers?: 4
Which Numbers?: Singular, dual, trial, plural
Native Script: Yes, though it is the only written Llorësan language.
Romanised?: Yes. The only diacritic is the diaresis, which indicates high tone. Why did I use the diaresis instead of the macron like Pinyin? Because a macron doesn't look Elvish.
Predominant Affix Type: Some prefixes, some suffixes, but no infixes here.
Variable or Absolute Suffixes?: Some amount of variance is planned.
Morphosyntactic Alignment: Tripartite (because I can)
Primary Word Order: SOV
Alternate Word Order: VSO (when us
Atheism: the truthRecently I have gotten into a number of arguments with atheists about whether atheism is or is not a religion. Whereas I claim that it exhibits a number of characteristics that also define religions, they vehemently and vociferously oppose me, claiming ardently that atheism is the absence of religion, belief or faith. After fuming and pacing for a while, I decided to prove my case once and for all.Atheism: the truth5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
We'll start with what atheism is not. I commented on a video on YouTube in reply to a user who said they had subscribed to this particular channel, but then unsubscribed upon hearing the host say, "Atheism is [ ] a religion". My response to this comment was that "atheism is a set of beliefs that fundamentally affect the lives of its subscribers." Another user replied with a "correction" as follows: "[It's] actually the lack of belief. An atheist would believe in something only when there is proof and when there is proof [it's] no longer a belief. [The] reason [it's] not a religion is be
The Way of the CrossThe Way of the Cross: ReflectionThe Way of the Cross4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"If anyone wishes to follow me, let him take up his own cross daily and follow me" (Lk 9:23).
It is not a matter of attaining perfection and following Christ. We all have our burdens and crossesand we may choose to bear them or succumb to them.
Rather than a prideful march after Him it is a slow procession. The addict, the liar, the angry, and the weak follow after Him. It is a royal procession of poor souls. Christ fell under the weight of sin and we do alsowe both are made painfully aware of the crippling effect of sin. Yet He rose, so we also must rise if we are to follow Him.
Some fall a few times, others fall often. As we journey, the vice itself (or vices) is the cross. The weight of that cross, that weight which, as time progresses, grinds us into the earth, is shame and fear. Christ conquered by carrying His cross and reaching his final destination. He did so despite the taunts and ridicule he endured"let him save himself" they
Error in Reading the BibleWhere do errors arise in biblical interpretation?Error in Reading the Bible4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The first is misreading the text, the second is misunderstanding the context, and the third is not reading that section in light of the whole of that section.
The fourth is forgetting who it addresses--that is to say (allegorically) people of a certain heart or disposition.
The fifth is seeing these words distinct from a life that has been lived.
The sixth is to see the Old Testament without considering and making it separate from Wisdom, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, and to see the New as separate from Christ's example.
The seventh is to see the Old Testament radically distinct from the New--what does Christ cast aside, what does He fulfill, and what does He do in His life?
We, first of all, are so easily lead into error. Furthermore, the impious, atheistic, agnostic, lukewarm, and indifferent will never read the Scriptures accurately. This does not mean the words are inaccessible; it is q
The longest word I can make in Iseren - 39 lettersIn Iseren, there a lot of clitics. Ergative, absolutive, and benefactive pronouns can be cliticized as can certain adverbs like the words for again, maybe, usually, really, still, and a few others. Cliticizing adverbs is conidered archaic and is no longer used(with the exception of a few words) and cliticizing pronouns(with the exception of the benefactive, which is ALWAYS cliticized because pronouns have no independent benefactive) is usually avoided unless it's a simple sentence like "He's sick"("Xál st'íigang" -> "St'íigangxál"), so hearing this would be like the Iseren equivalent of something like "Whence comest thou?".The longest word I can make in Iseren - 39 letters2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Note that the inferential in Iseren is used if you're not 100% sure about the verb´s occurrence, you heard about it from someone, or you inferred it.
Here is the sentence in English:
--It is possible that if it still will always become mine again for our benefit,
Here is what is in normal Iseren:
--Náa hlu húus áhlk déenax’slaangtuminix’atl’,