Monthly Archives: September 2017

A Distinct Extinction

If extinctions are random in their effect, then replaying them will yield very different results. In this case, the dice (actually it was a random number generator) spelled oblivion for the crocodiles and pterosaurs, and obscurity for turtles and lizards, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

And look what I got in the mail  

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New Cities

I don’t have much this week, but I do have any idea about making up European-sounding city names. Split the names of European capital cities up into syllables (Am Ster Dam etc) Some syllables are empty, some are spaces.* Plug … Continue reading

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A Random List of Worldbuilding

It’s been less than half a year since the time trains came to 1907, but things are already a-changin’! What do Ruth, Emily, Vivek, and Sam encounter when they get of the time train at Knickerbocker Station? I wrote down … Continue reading

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My Utopia-Makework

No that’s not just French written in a stupid font! As yeli-renrong notes, the above message is “a Balto-Slavic–Japanese creole that happens to resemble French,” with the pronunciation /ˈjaw̥pʁʲendʁɛˀ ʰmnɛ lɔnʲˈgujɛ əse ʁɛntsˈnonˀtʁʲeʁ weˈmøndə/. But what does it mean? Things will be … Continue reading

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Am Writing Chapter 9

I’m trying something new this week, which is to write about my writing. Maybe other people can benefit from the results of my experiments. Please tell me if you like it and I’ll keep doing it 🙂 1) As per instructions … Continue reading

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Future language!

I worked so hard on these lines. Vivek thrust his nose in the air and affected a slushy Present Day drawl, “Some undisciplintt fewp setch me, officah! ‘Z vrath smutt lait alcohol ‘n shradu chat ma calothas prrojectah! Wet des, … Continue reading

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Future Breakfast!

Breakfast for employees of the Centuries Unlimited, freshly extruded from the table (the breakfast, not the employees). The chefs were eager to show off what complex flavors and textures they could squeeze out of a million tiny shape-shifting tubes, an … Continue reading

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The Andzhijans

The Andzhijans (pronounced [ʌnd͡ʒ’ijənz] or [‘anʒjənz]) (Andzhijan: Ъndжista, Andzhista, [ɤnd͡ʒ’iʃtɐ], also spelled Ънджийчиtе, Ανγιση, Andжijani, and Ăngițile. Reich spellings: Ænġista, Angista — dated exonym: Vrans, Vrani) are a Balkan ethnic group composed of the roughly two million citizens of the Macedonian Republic of Andzija, an additional … Continue reading

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Macedonian Andzhija

“Bokaθa, чoθa ŭee tu efŭe on Mъra is to mar-grяθa kuцa on masaθa. Mъra ŭil unzъrstanst meθъs bokiцe ŭilneŭol яm яk efŭe. Tu me яm efŭe!*” Thus begins the 19-th century novel Чenaθa mя Mъro** (“Maria, my Wife!”), by Uiktar Konstantzinthas, the popular novel of … Continue reading

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