User talk:Smerdis of Tlön

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Celtic Hypothesis[edit]

I read recently that the "Anglo-Saxons" of Heptarchy England are in fact part-Celtic Briton, and that Cerdic himself was probably Celtic. What do you think of this hypothesis? RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:45, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about snapping at you earlier[edit]

I was in a really bad mood and I have difficulty figuring out whether someone is being facetious or not. Once again, I'm sorry. Towards-the Unknown (talk) 20:41, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Strictly no problem. I've learned to walk away when it seems the right thing to do. Smerdis of Tlön, wekʷōm teḱs. 00:04, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Mmm I should try learning how to do that sometime. Towards-the Unknown (talk) 01:18, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

I've noticed something[edit]

You're a linguist (right?) and you've made lots of language-related edits in the past, but more recently you've been mostly focusing on political commentary. That reminds me of a certain someone, but I can't for the life of me remember who...--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 14:15, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Noam Chomsky? 141.134.75.236 (talk) 15:07, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
I tend to do about half and half of each here. It depends on how the spirit moves me. I am not a linguist; in fact I am something much, much, worse: a conlanger. If you're interested, most of my conlangs are documented here. Smerdis of Tlön, wekʷōm teḱs. 04:55, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
@BoN That was the joke, yes.
@Smerdis Interesting. Can you read Cree?--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 05:44, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
I wish. I do have a copy of Valentine's Nishnaabemwin Reference Grammar, though. The used bookstore called me when someone brought it in, saying that I was the only person he knew that would ever buy it. Smerdis of Tlön, wekʷōm teḱs. 01:53, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Cernunnos[edit]

Hey, I had to do some research on fertility, life, and death deity for a role-playing game I staff (behind myself, the cultural and social elite) and was having a lot of trouble. The deity could not be anything like Mother Earth or Gaia, but had to be a masculine deity about how new life springs from the fertile corpses of rotting wood and viscera liquefying under the sun.

Glad I came across your article on Cernunnos as I've been sick and not on top of my game looking up deities and had not realized just how little evidence of Cernunnos being a deity. I'd known about the Triple Goddess and Horned God being way over applied when talking about religions and being a new movement, but had no idea just how much of a new religious movement neopaganism was. It makes sense, given that the original pagans could not read/write or compare thematic similarities between deities across cultures throughout the whole world.

Just wanted to give you some props!

Eponymous (talk) 08:35, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

@Eponymous Glad to be of assistance. For a "fertility, life, and death deity", I would suggest the Etruscan VoltumnaWikipedia's W.svg, who becomes VertumnusWikipedia's W.svg in Latin. If that's too obscure there's always Persephone/Proserpina. Smerdis of Tlön, wekʷōm teḱs. 01:15, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
On the Cernunnos front, it really is a shame that we know so little about Celtic deities, aside from the Tuatha, and even that isn't much.
If you want a feminine Freya is always a good option, though she's less a "nature goddess," and more a "goddess of fertility, war, magic, and death." Seriously, Freya is criminally underrated. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:44, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Long Delayed Answer[edit]

Sorry for the delay, the language is Sekele, a Khoisan language. I'm currently learning Juǀ'hoan. Mí má kȍhà hńg gǀȕì ō ǁȁhìn-ā ō hȁ ō gǀè gù ǀxūúnnu. (talk) 04:07, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Scribo hunc translationem de Carolo Magno. Habesne ullas cogitationes? RoninMacbeth (DICE MECUM) Moderator 21:10, 30 November 2018 (UTC)