Pandla notes: Parts and fractions

May 19, 2020

It has been some time since I posted anything here. Lately I’ve been thinking more than writing, but have been working on my conlangs. I just created several related words in Pandla and decided to post something about them here.

Originally, I wanted to make it possible to express fractions in the language, so first I created the word isi, which meants part or bit of something. So in Pandla to make a fraction from a number, they put isi before the number, thus:

Half: isi m’dum or part of two. This is a mathematically exact ‘half’.

Pandla also has an informal ‘half’, m’dumis, which is the ‘half’ you give a friend when sharing a candy bar or such. I actually put an informal and mathematical ‘half’ in several of my conlangs.

  • One third: isi watu
  • One Quarter, one fourth: isi ddemun
  • etc.

When we get to one tenth, we get a few more words:

  • One tenth: isi aba
  • Portion: abisi
  • Tithe: aba’is

Hi’Hemide – Another part!

January 14, 2020

Engrem stepped through the airlock from the small hangar bay of the corporate mining ship Boseras Etha and immediately encountered the ship’s medic.   He slung the strap of his bag over his shoulder and said, “Gwith, Hanerra. It’s good to see you.”  She was about ten years his senior and one of the few friends he had on the ship. She was in fact more than a friend. Read the rest of this entry »

Hi’Hemide-3

October 10, 2018

Part 3

“Nunah! Gugah is coming and there’s something coming with him!”

“Come away from the window then, Baisah,” said Gesah, her mother.

Gesah made an excuse for looking through the window as she took an extra bowl and spoon from the shelf. What have the gods sent us? she asked.

Another look out the window revealed Greefr picking up various tools and objects and showing them to the two-legged stranger.  She knew what that meant. Read the rest of this entry »

Hi’Hemide-2

October 6, 2018

Part 2

Engrem climbed out of the landing craft after the other two.  The fresh air was a welcome respite to the canned atmosphere of the ship.  Even the acrid smell of manure on the nearby fields was preferable to sweaty bodies.

“I see one of the locals over there,” said the commander.  “You say you’re good with languages, Barinium. Go to it. We wanna mine that mountain.”

“Are we sure they’re friendly?” asked Engrem.  “We did just tear up this field!” Read the rest of this entry »

Hi’Hemide-1

October 4, 2018

This is the first installment of what I hope to be a series of ‘glimpses’ from the first contact between koplushiandand breehahs.  These are not meant to be ‘chapters’ in a larger work, nor full blown, necessarily complete stories.  Depending on how things go, I may be able to sew them together one day.  We can hope.  To see the other installment (once there are some,) look for the link in the tags for ‘hihemide’. Read the rest of this entry »

Ashkenahsten

September 25, 2018

Ashkenahsten

(The Koplushian Apocalypse)

The Apocalypse refers to a period in Koplushia’s early history during which the planet Norm launched a massive attack against Koplushia in an attempt to destroy them. While the actual attack reached Koplushia in 1073 I.E., Norm was preparing for such a move long before. Read the rest of this entry »

Word of ‘the day’

August 17, 2018

I’ve decided to post an occasional ‘Word of the Day’ in one of my conlangs, mostly breehah over on Instagram. If you want to follow them, just go and Follow @planet_koplushia on Instagram.

The posts will be more than just a word.  I’ll be including the definition, the layman’s pronounciation, some information where appropriate, and even the word written in glyphs when available. Here is the first post, so you can see what I’ll be doing. Read the rest of this entry »

Hi’Hemide

April 23, 2018
delta_fixed_wing_uav2

Kernel of an idea for the look of a Koplushian landing craft of the period.  They don’t have transporters like on Star Trek.

Been thinking lately of trying to write a bit of fiction again. It would be a short piece about the first contact between the Koplushians and the breehah. I’ve gotten as far as naming a few of the characters and (perhaps) deciding where the story would begin. Stuff like that remains up in the air until it actually gets written in. The problem will be deciding where to end the story as if the whole entire tale were told, it might be novel length and I do NOT want to try that again, at least not now.

The title of this post means ‘the first meeting’ in the breehah language.

 

Apollo 13 (XIII) Returns to Earth

April 17, 2018

April 17, 1970

With the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth.

On April 11, the third manned lunar landing mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The mission was headed for a landing on the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon. However, two days into the mission, disaster struck 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blew up in the spacecraft. Swigert reported to mission control on Earth, “Houston, we’ve had a problem here,” and it was discovered that the normal supply of oxygen, electricity, light, and water had been disrupted. The landing mission was aborted, and the astronauts and controllers on Earth scrambled to come up with emergency procedures. The crippled spacecraft continued to the moon, circled it, and began a long, cold journey back to Earth.

The astronauts and mission control were faced with enormous logistical problems in stabilizing the spacecraft and its air supply, as well as providing enough energy to the damaged fuel cells to allow successful reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Navigation was another problem, and Apollo 13‘s course was repeatedly corrected with dramatic and untested maneuvers. On April 17, tragedy turned to triumph as the Apollo 13 astronauts touched down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

Do you speak humanish?

April 14, 2018

breehah shirt cpEver since I created the Breehah alphabet I’ve wanted to make this shirt. In English it says ‘Do you speak Earthish?” which in the breehah language would be ‘Hais horpe kahpoohorgah?’  Buy yours now while they last!