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Izambri's troller scale, generated from an isharia discussion and structured from this.

Fortitude required: disincentivising action required in support of any victim that should reasonably be expected to be of below normal fortitude (e.g. children and vulnerable adults).

Minor severity goblin (1.00 to 1.49) / “dont feed the goblin”
Major severity orc (1.50 to 1.99) / “don’t feed the orc”

Fortitude required: Minimal action required in support of any victim that should reasonably be expected to be of normal fortitude (e.g. persons who have little contact with the members of the public).

Minor severity troll (2.00 to 2.49) / “don’t feed the troll”
Major severity barrow-wight (2.50 to 2.99) / “don’t feed the barrow-wight”

Fortitude required: Moderate action required in support of any victim that should not reasonably be expected to be of a person of above normal fortitude (e.g. people who are not in public-facing roles).

Minor severity wraith or nazgûl (3.00 to 3.49) / “don’t feed the wraith” or “don’t feed the nazgûl”
Major severity balrog (3.50 to 3.99) / “don’t feed the balrog”

Fortitude required: Significant action required for any victim that should not reasonably be expected to be of beyond normal fortitude (e.g. people who are not public figures).

Minor severity Sauron (4.00 to 4.49) / “don’t feed the Sauron”
Major severity Melkor (4.50 to 4.99) / “don’t feed the Melkor”
Izambri 7 months ago
The etymology of Anthologica is a matter of occasional family discussion and barfights in the country which arises little to much controversy depending on the mob's mood.

Some scholars have suggested that it comes from ant (eusocial insects of the family Formicidae) + hology "science of holes" + –ica "collection of things (related to the combining root)", so the name would mean "collective scientific study of ant holes". Others suggest that ant– is in fact a short version of anti– "against" used before vowel or h, the toponym thus meaning "collection of (people) against the scientific study of holes".

However other scholars disagree with the aforementioned etymologies and suggest different origins and meanings.
    Professor Twabs suggests that it comes from an– (not) + tho (though) + logic "of logs" + –a (femenine), thus "not female-log-related, though".
Izambri read more (1 comment) · 3 years ago
Janko, jizz time. Here are numbers in some of my conlangs (I'll be updating the list as long as I create or change things):

Sate (protolanguage, reconstructed)
1 mi-na, romanized mina
2 nu-wa, romanized nuwa
3 re-te, romanized rete
4 sa-ra-ta, romanized sarata
5 pa-ra-te-na, romanized paratena
6 gi-sa, romanized gisa
7 ru-u-ma, romanized rūma
8 nu-pu-ja, romanized nupuia
9 ga-du-ra, romanized gadura
10 ne-te, romanized nete

Peran (Middle Peran)
1 minas
2 neuas
3 retas
4 sarta
5 brēnas
6 gisas
7 romas
8 nubeas
9 gaulas
10 netse

1 There are four forms for masculine and femenine, both singular and plural: min, mine, mins, mines (definite) and ont, onde, onts, ondes (indefinite).
2 Two forms, one for the masculine and the other for the femenine: neu, noves
3 Two forms, one for the masculine and the other for the femenine: reu, redes
4 Two forms, one for the masculine and the other for the femenine: sarta, sartes
5 Two forms, one for the masculine and the other for the femenine: brè, brenes
6 gis
7 rom
8 noig
9 gol
10 nez

1 yen
2 senet
3 mirat
4 quedda
5 simzat
6 semest
7 tesseragh
8 awaket-maryegh
9 aket-maryegh
10 maryegh
Izambri 3 years ago

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Some recommendations on ancient history books, focused on the Aegean sphere, that is, essentially, Minoans and Mycenaeans, a subject that is one of my favourites.

preziosi, Donald & a. hitchcock, Louise. Aegean Art and Architecture, by Oxford University Press (1999). What the title says: a precise, beautifully edited and condensed book on Aegean art, architecture and urbanism, from Neolithic to the Mycenaean domination and the bronze Age collapse. In my opinion a very good book for those who want to get introduced into that world and knowledge, but also for scholars and researchers. Lots of images, in black-and-white or colour.

dickinson, Oliver. The Aegean Bronze Age, by Cambridge World Archaeology (1994). Again, what the title says. Unlike the preceding one this is denser and full of text, with some maps and images. Very interesting if you're into ancient history and archaeology, and a must read if your area of study/work is the Aegean world and eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age. It can be considered one of the Bibles of such area of study.

castleden, Rodney. Minoans. Live in Bronze Age Crete, by Routledge (1993). Perhaps one the best introductions to the world of Minoan Crete for a wide audience, but also pretty good for researchers. Despite not knowing much about that civilization the book covers things like the people (social structures, dress, war...), live in the countryside (food production, rural shrines...), in towns (urbanism, crafts...) and in the coastline (ports, fishing, ships, the Minoan trade empire), religion (peak and cave sanctuaries, temples, burials...). It has a few images, all in black-ad-white, at least in the edition I have (2005).

castleden, Rodney. Mycenaeans, by Routledge (2005). The best companion to the preceding book, by the same author. The title says it all, covering more or less the same themes distributed into similar chapters (the people, live in the countryside, live in towns, religion, etc.); with final chapters devoted to the Trojan War, the fall of Mycenae and the Mycenaean inheritance.

And for sybarites...

laffineur, Robert (editor). Polemos. Les contexte guerrier en Égée à l'Âge du Bronze. Actes de la 7e Rencontre égéenne internationale. Université de Liège, 14-17 avril 1998 (I and II), by Université de Liège (1999). Separated into two volumes this work deals with war and the warrior world in the Bronze Age Aegean world. Organized into different chapters, each with various acts, speeches and discussions in French, Italian or English. A very dense work for scholars and academic researchers. With some black-and-white illustrations, photos and maps, and bibliography.
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The origins of the word city in various European languages

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Wandering rhapsode that appears intermittently at random places. 100% hairless tongue. Cosmos formatter for literary purposes.

~Forging tongues and worlds since 1992~

Interests? History, with three big loves: Minoans and the Bronze Age, medieval and Renaissance Europe, and the troubadour culture, also known as Occitano-Catalan civilization. What's more? Legends and mythology, geopolitics and geostrategy, cartography, heraldry, typography, music, painting, literature (more fantasy, sci-fi and ancient classics than realism and historical fiction) and, of course, conlangs and conworlds.