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Sayings of Your Concultures
Posted: Posted April 20th, 2008 by dragar
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What sayings do you have for your concultures? Whether or not you have a conlang.

Lorekk
"race to the horizon": a no win situation or fruitless task; there is an old fable about two brothers that always competed. To prove who was best, they raced to the horizon. It is said that they are still racing to this day, as neither would give up.

"stand the spear": guarded or not fully trusting. Literally meaning to plant one's spear in the ground to keep it close at hand.


Oramyani
noteh asemda aztron
noteh asem-da aztron
sail ART.def.formal-PL star
sail the stars
It is used similar to both 'reach for the stars' and 'do the impossible'.

Edit: July 20; plural now marked on the article, as opposed to the noun


Human
"the Light blind you": this is somewhat blasphemous to Sol; it is generally used to curse hypocrites or those who are self righteous

"by the four": used in swearing an oath on the Creators. This is a mildly used term now-a-days.

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In some Siwi societies:

To shoot a dart meant "to play unfair" or "to cheat". Not being able to use physical weapons, they considered them decadent relative to magical weapons.

You're gnawing nuts meant "you're casting sorts as a lazy whimp". Derogatory allusion to squirrel-like Ebeis.

Among "revolutionary" Ebeis of the Peninsula (those who opposed Siwi-inspired animal labor and planned to replace it with machine work):

Saying I heard a flap looking up signified you suspected someone of being tempted by Siwi technology. Allusion to bat-like wing flap of a Siwi.

In some Roksa societies:

Watch your fleas was said to someone whose slaves were unrestfull, spreading turmoil among the slaves of the neighborhood and possibly preparing an escape. It was often meant to challenge in a duel. A Roksa that was unable to keep their slaves in rest was probably a weak magician, easily defeated and their slaves stolen.

Posted April 20th, 2008 by Leo
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Leo
 

Well, maybe I'm not as creative. All I've got is
"Don't think with your dick and don't fuck with your brain."

Posted April 22nd, 2008 by eldin raigmore
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My world is fairly new and I've been jumping around, so I don't have a lot of idioms, but I do have two.

The first is:

-Only her/his mother knows her/his second name.

Second names are given to all of my people. They are used negatively most commonly when you are in trouble. This idiom implies that whomever they are talking about must be very well-behaved and thought of as a "perfect angel".

The second is:

-Hold the ropes right and....

Used by construction workers when the Sophilians (my people), were getting more advanced in building. It was used when construction workers would deliberately take up space by placing the ropes in wide rings around them to make it appear they didn't have any more space to carry anything else up.

So obviously it is used when any Sophilians are taking up space or deliberately trying to do less. You can continue the sentence by saying:

"Hold the ropes right and help me out."

Posted February 9th, 2016 by Luna1239
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Nice, Luna1239.
Sophilians? Is there a link to a post all about them? Or to a website?

Posted February 10th, 2016 by chiarizio
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Thanks Chiarizio

Sorry but there are no links yet about my people. The Sophilians are a new creation. Though I am currently creating a website for my conworld. It will be an overview of what my people are all about, and what the place is like. I will even let people take a quiz that will determine the type of Sophilian they are, and will also determine basic info about the character they've created (birthdate, physical features)

I could PM you a message of a basic overveiw about them if you'd like because the site will not be fully finished for some time.

Posted February 14th, 2016 by Luna1239
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I could PM you a message of a basic overveiw about them if you'd like because the site will not be fully finished for some time.

Thanks for the offer.
Can't you post that on this BBoard?
If not, the PM will be fine; and thanks!

Posted February 17th, 2016 by chiarizio
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I can post my conworld in the WIP coworlds thread when I get the chance. I've been meaning to do so for a while but I just haven't yet.

Posted February 19th, 2016 by Luna1239
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I can post my conworld in the WIP coworlds thread when I get the chance. I've been meaning to do so for a while but I just haven't yet.

How's it going?

Posted April 29th, 2016 by chiarizio
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Bump?

Posted April 26th, 2018 by chiarizio
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I'm going to need to make up some sayings or change the meanings of some existent Japanese ones for my cat youkai people. There's a lot of sayings involving cats that I think they might disagree with and either not use at all or alter the meaning.

I don't have any thought out yet however. :(

Posted April 26th, 2018 by bloodb4roses
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