Category Archive: My Universes

Jun 08

Introduction to Trarsani 2: Nouns and Pronouns

Nouns are a good place to start with Trarsani grammar because they are more or less like English ones.  We’ll see that pronouns and numerals both diverge from English a bit, but we still don’t get to anything truly weird that will be a challenge. Nouns General nouns By “general” we just mean your ordinary, …

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May 04

The Kyattoni: An Unusual Race

The Kyattoni have been on my mind for several days now because I just finished a revision pass of The Humanity Experiment.  I suppose that if you create alien species, you have to love them in some way, even if they’re the bad guys, rather like Frankenstein and his monster, though it wasn’t the monster …

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May 03

The Population-K Genetic Metacode

It is well-known about advanced civilizations throughout the universe that the various Population-K (humanoid) species have wildly variant genetic codes but an identical genetic metacode.  Humans don’t know this, but they don’t have a particularly advanced civilization.  Certain humans, such as Timothy Saugers, Lesley Kellerman, and Erik Sørensen, find it out, but don’t really understand …

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Apr 18

Neoteny in The Banak-Zuur Universe

I called it the Banak-Zuur universe not because Those of Banak-Zuur consider it their personal property, but because it is the universe in which that set of stories takes place.  But the universe is not the topic here.  The keyword is neoteny. Never heard of it?  Well, unless you are a physical anthropologist or evolutionary …

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Apr 09

Introduction to Trarsani 1: Alphabet and Writing

Trarsani (Trarsanzik in Trarsani) is a language every exolinguist should be familiar with.  I don’t know what gave me the idea of writing a tutorial on it, nor do I remember who encouraged me to do so.  But here it begins.  For linguistics geeks, inventing languages is terribly fun, but I normally don’t go much …

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