dinosaur – gikro

Take for instance a dinosaur. One of my constructed species had co-existence with dinosaurs in the beginning of their existence. Being lizards, well that kind of fits doesn’t it. If there had ever really been lizard things here, then it’s likely they would have been around back then. So anyhow, they called the great beasts gikro. How might this have arrived from bases of food, illness, release and pride?

Simple:

Some crazy fools would have tried to hunt or even more insanely attempted to tame them. Success in those areas (or just surviving an encounter with one) would have given a source of intense pride. Illness, well that’s another one of those things. Some things you only eat once and dinosaur flesh would likely have caused some food poisoning since it’s sure the left overs would have spoiled without refrigeration. (Or by what the creature ate last). Like those puffer fish of today’s culture. If you survived eating it you’d have intense pride, everyone else just got really sick and / or died. This would have led to interesting coming of age rituals and some matching sports to remember. So whatever it would have been called at first, the name would have quickly been changed to this to warn future generations of the dangers!

Not a far cry from that to modern times when flying a gravity manipulation craft manually serves as a coming to age ritual. That’s what happened in Roswell in my con culture, a lizard juvenile brown snout didn’t hit the gravity right and met the planet up close and personal.  Like a lizard would say: “The ground comes fast!” especially when duking it out with gravity.

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gnozu – conlang unique word

Hanian Conlang – gno ; zu – relaxing alone on devices

Constructed Language Unique Words

Word # 5: relaxing alone watching TV or being on a computer – gnozu [gno ; zu]

 

With as much as people game online for hours as well as come home to vegetate in front of their devices, it’s a miracle this word didn’t get invented before this. Well, any sufficiently advanced technological society will have a word to describe people who relax on their own with technology of various types. From gaming on consoles, to listening to iPods all the way to engaging in virtual reality. Even just plain watching TV. This term can also be used to describe the strange duality of being so connected and yet still so lonely. Everyone is texting and chatting on their devices, but no one is interacting with their neighbors anymore. Almost everyone does some form of activity that could be considered gnozu.

medium, alone, relax, light

Medium as in communication or visual medium. Alone as in doing it by yourself, you’re in isolation sometimes physically other times mentally. Relaxing from it being not work related by to chill out and vegetate away. You don’t have to be active, you don’t have to think. Light from the light of the screen which illuminates your face even in the darkness.

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