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The Second Script
by Anguipes

The monumental-style script of the Second Language is an elaborate logographic system built on the names of the sixteen aspects of the Supreme Being, or nvv̀n. Derived from a matrix of each of the divine names of the aspects, or gods, each of the 450 component glyphs is a crossing of two gods, and represents a plant or animal. The second language, 2L, is a philosophical language, where each piece of its vocabulary can constitute the basis for a further refined concept. By understanding the relationships between these concepts—such as how the verblike adjective ʔjj́x, "to be yellow," is understood to relate to ʔjj̄x, "flying snake"—a great deal of cultural nuance and perspective can be extracted from the composition of the language itself. That all being said, despite the abundance of absolutes in which Vana Gloria deals, it is also rife with mystery: dozens of glyphs, containing the words of the god Hypostasis (whose words are used only in Name syllables) and the goddess Hubris (whose words are entirely lost to us, and have possibly been stricken from history), remain unknown.

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Annie is six years old now! This is classically the age at which parents of children divorce, so if we survive 2020, we should be fine. In the meantime, I would like to remind everyone that the Site History page is a great way to take a look at what people have been up to. Especially the ones who don't post on the forums (come post on the forums! We're lonely).
News read more (1 comment) · 10 months ago
That's right, you can now finally move things around without having to laboriously copy the contents. At least, languages and language families, which you can both assign to any universe or language family you have comment privileges on. Just click edit and look for the move link at the bottom!

This functionality also automatically assigns the correct group to all child pages recursively, so what used to be an impossible task is now a possible, even easy task.
News a year ago
Image uploading is now fixed! A module misplaced in the migration was mandatory. Its moniker: Imagemagick.

PHP 7 is pretty confusing.

Anyway, I believe this primarily affected changing avatars and other tasks that required thumbnailing; simply adding images to articles is ostensibly unaffected.
News a year ago
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