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After a season of hard work, may I present to you my holiday gift:

The grammar overview of Relformaiké, a brand-new language inspired by the Romance family of Indo-European -- with lots of agglutinative influences thrown in for good measure. Or, Esperanto and Lojban just went out together -- and found someone else to adopt.

Six or seven cases (Nominative/Absolutive, Accusative [only in pronouns], Ergative, Identificative, Genitive, and the elusive Proprietive) -- plus dozens of adpositions doubling as pseudo-cases. (Anyone know a better term for the likes of these?) Three genders (- e/- o/- a), Adjective/Adverb markers (- i/- u), a verb conjugation system starting with - at, tense prefixes pé -/plé -/fé -/péfé -...and that's only the beginning.

Also, can you spot the references to Bellwether and Judy/Stu Hopps (whether or not you're a Zootopia fan)?

Feel free to send me any concerns/heads-up matters, and I'll get to them next time around. Until we meet again...Joiyeuzi Kristnaizfeste, toutiènes!

(Originally announced at the Small Discussions roundtable at r/conlangs on the night of Christmas Eve; locally posted on Sunday at https://plus.google.com/103283675665371670119/posts/X8mY3haSF5B.)

(For/Ómist +Dharshanth Kumar​​​​​​​/Darshanfo)

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Rules. Relformaiké uses a Latin-based alphabet of 25 letters for its native roots and words, leaving out C and Q (except in imported surnames and terms) and adding a digraph, CH. The language is spoken as it is written, with diphthongs and diacritics to assist in the pronunciation, spelling, ...
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+Dylan Cuffy he'd probably roll in coffin and just puke at my ability to learn the rules and regulations of a language. For example, I don't know what's a noun, or an adverb or even know what does past participle means. All I know is, I can construct sentences. You may find this a surprise, I actually learn how to speak 4 languages by hearing people talk and I read tons of books. Only problem is, I don't know the rules. Haha. 
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So far, 22 for 22 (re: 2017's relays to this community).

(For +Skippy Sheeskin​)

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A little late for #SquirrelAppreciationDay but here's a squirrel, taken at Burnaby Lake, Burnaby Canada 😄



#nature #squirrel #squirrels #cuteanimals #Burnaby
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In tonight's second postcard...

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OK, time to remember the last fully sunny day we had in Wellington this summer, when Scorching Bay gleamed and Pohutukawa bloomed...

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Another couple of root tables...and that's it until tomorrow afternoon.

Hopefully, this weekend was only a warmup--because I yearned to reach back to my Unspooled opening scene as well. But at least the duo of new writing apps I got was a good start.

22 days down (in a braver, newer world), 343 to go. As long promised, returning to the usual duties at rfm.referata.com, as well as my retool of Unspooled #1 + another Notebook entry. (Again, aiming to extend the latter's opening to 1,000 words.) Also on the way soon, a lot of the stuff I never got to last year (which I listed before December 31's sign-off).

If you've seen Zootopia for yourself (as I already have, twice on the big screen), then please let me know in the comments. And remember what Judy taught you, kids: Change...starts...with you! (WDAS' 55th is currently streaming on Netflix USA.)

Expressing condolences to the family and friends of those killed and injured in Brussels, Lahore, Kyushu, Ecuador, Orlando, Istanbul, Dallas, Nice, Munich, Sagamihara, Italy, Louisiana, Jamaica, and Haiti. (And now, Istanbul and Damascus.)

To donate to Erika relief funds, please visit www.opm.gov.dm/?p=1058 or www.youcaring.com/red-cross-of-dominica-421257.

For now, this is your Once and Future Captain speaking. Till we meet again, it's diè wåde, ovwa and out, Happy New Year...​

And to all Dominicans and sensible Americans everywhere: Stay strong...for We Are One.​

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What else to choose as I say good night...for the next 15-23 hours or so?

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Four postcards down tonight, two to go.

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A little bit of snow in the high deserts of Arizona... :)
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Halfway through with this cluster; three postcards left.

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Day 1669

Good night from the Brass City, folks...on this 22nd day of (January) 2017.

All chores, no Plus for this Captain today--although I got in two root tables out of 12 in my spare time this afternoon; details later this week. No Unspooled either, but another Notebook entry is guaranteed tomorrow afternoon. As such, another six-pack--and another two roots--await before I doze off.

When I find time, I'll deal with the extended opening of Unspooled #1 via my new writing apps (with Sam the raccoon's cousin as the new protagonist) as best as I can. (That, and a slew of carryovers in due course--along with an extra or two.)

It won't be easy this time around, but we can pull through this together, strive through the storm, and survive much stronger than we ever were. Try keeping this to heart as 2017 rolls on...and God bless.

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Onward and upward...

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Hopefully, today was only a warmup...

because I yearned to reach back to my Unspooled opening scene today. But at least the duo of new writing apps I got was a good start.

21 days down (in a braver, newer world), 344 to go. As long promised, returning to the usual duties at rfm.referata.com, as well as my retool of Unspooled #1. (Again, aiming to extend the latter's opening to 1,000 words.) Also on the way soon, a lot of the stuff I never got to last year (which I listed before December 31's sign-off).

If you've seen Zootopia for yourself (as I already have, twice on the big screen), then please let me know in the comments. And remember what Judy taught you, kids: Change...starts...with you! (WDAS' 55th is currently streaming on Netflix USA.)

Expressing condolences to the family and friends of those killed and injured in Brussels, Lahore, Kyushu, Ecuador, Orlando, Istanbul, Dallas, Nice, Munich, Sagamihara, Italy, Louisiana, Jamaica, and Haiti. (And now, Istanbul and Damascus.)

To donate to Erika relief funds, please visit www.opm.gov.dm/?p=1058 or www.youcaring.com/red-cross-of-dominica-421257.

For now, this is your Once and Future Captain speaking. Till we meet again, it's diè wåde, ovwa and out, Happy New Year...​

And to all Dominicans and sensible Americans everywhere: Stay strong...for We Are One.​

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Calling it a run--and calling it a three-week daily streak (so far this year)...

right here in this community. (For the rest of your avian needs, count on +Jasbir S. Randhawa​.)

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"It is not about what is good or what might be popular, it is about what I feel like sharing. It's simple that way."

Author, publisher, digital rights advocate, Web "nomad", and pop-culture geek (for hire) residing in Waterbury, CT; originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica. "Winner" of 2012's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a project originally titled Marigot Magic, which now bears the name of Unspooled.

Responsible (through his Constitution Books imprint) for an Amazon-exclusive re-issue of Gadsby: Champion of Youth, a 1939 lipogram by Ernest Vincent Wright. Wrote an accompanying behind-the-scenes essay, Skipping Fifth, especially for this edition. (A revised version was published in February 2013.)
 
Currently:
- setting up a new map on QGIS, based on the base 20 system;
- setting up the Dixwell Dossier, a Referata site dedicated to the Marigot Magic project.

Also on Bitcoin (albeit very infrequently), thanks to Fred Conez/(e)FREEZECONE on Empire Avenue. ID: 1CkSXjzcPQ559AtN9dE9GQwNgsuULeLihn.

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Became the first native of Dominica to win NaNoWriMo (in 2012); is now among the relatively few people on Earth to have successfully accessed a genuine 1939 Wetzel edition of GADSBY--and the only one to scan it.
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